WHO WE ARE

 

EPIC GIRL EXISTS TO EMPOWER GIRLS TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL THROUGH EDUCATIONal programs, mentoring, counseling, AND COMMUNITY activities.

WE FOCUS ON DEFINING OUR PAST AND RECOGNIZING HOW IT CAN SHAPE US BUT NOT ALLOWING IT TO DEFINE OUR FUTURE.  

AT EPIC GIRL, WE BELIEVE EVERY GIRL IS ONE MEANINGFUL CONNECTION AWAY FROM BECOMING THE HERO THEY ARE MEANT TO BE. 


WHAT WE DO

 

WE'VE TRAINED OVER 200 GIRLS UTILIZING OUR IDENTITY CURRICULUM.  OUR GOAL IS TO HELP AT- RISK GIRLS RECOGNIZE VULNERABILITIES IN THEIR HISTORY, EDUCATE THEM ON POTENTIAL NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES OF THESE ISSUES, AND GIVE THEM OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT WITH RESOURCES. WE WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH JUVENILE PROBATION/COURT, DETENTION, FOSTER CARE AGENCIES, AT-RISK YOUTH PROGRAMS AND DCS.

52% OF THE GIRLS WE SEE ASK FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT WITH ADULT MENTORS TO HELP PROVIDE STABILITY AND ENCOURAGEMENT.  SHORT TERM DATA IN COLLABORATION WITH DAVIDSON COUNTY JUVENILE COURT PROBATION HAS SHOWN THAT GIRLS WHO TAKE THE EPIC GIRL IDENTITY TRAINING ARE LESS LIKELY TO RE-ENTER THE COURT SYSTEM. 

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BEFORE GIRLS BEGIN WORKING WITH THEIR MENTORS, THEY attend four classes focusing on HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS, BOUNDARIES, RESOLVING CONFLICT, and SETTING REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS. each class helps ENSURE THEy GET THE MOST OUT OF THE MENTORING EXPERIENCE.

OUR MENTORING PROGRAM USES A DUAL MENTORSHIP MODEL WHERE EACH GIRL RECEIVES 2 ADULT MENTORS WHO WORK IN PARTNERSHIP TO PROVIDE STABILITY, CONSISTENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY.


PARTNERS

We are proud to partner with:

OASIS CENTER - NASHVILLE

YODA (A DIVISION OF STARS NASHVILLE)

DAVIDSON COUNTY JUVENILE COURT

WILLIAMSON COUNTY JUVENILE COURT

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN'S SERVICES 

THE PROVISION LAB

TENNESSEE BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOME

SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTER

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS