Here at Ruth’s Way, we don’t offer girls mere programs…… we offer them SO MUCH MORE! Our curriculums are facilitated through interactive conversations with our girls about topics that they want to talk about, this is what we refer to as our PHENOMENAL FORUMS!!!
Life Skills Just For Girls! Forum is our gender-based forum derived from a more holistic approach which combines the spiritual, physical, and mental aspects of healthy lifestyles. Our core areas of focus are self-esteem, effective journal keeping, goal setting, interview attire, healthy relationships, positive communication, job-readiness, career preparation, healthy eating habits, self-care and image building.
The Job Readiness and Employment Soft Skills Forum is an innovate composure of interactive activities, focusing in the core areas of Communication, Enthusiasm and Attitude, Teamwork, Networking, Problem Solving and Critical Thinking, and Professionalism. Activities are typically facilitated within a classroom atmosphere.
The Junior Toastmasters Communication and Leadership Development Forum is taught by an authentic Toastmaster, whom presents genuine Toastmasters Curriculum which is designed to cater to young audiences for easier comprehension. In addition to learning phenomenal Public Speaking skills, youth develop communication and leadership skills through practical experience. Participants learn to:
- Evaluate present speaking ability
- Organize and give speeches
- Give impromptu talks
- Control voice, vocabulary and gestures
- Give constructive feedback and more
The Smart Money Management Forum is a financial literacy program derived from the Wells Fargo Bank “Hands On Banking” For Young Adults Curriculum, which includes the basics of bank services, the importance of saving, smart money management, using credit responsibly, investing, wealth building, and more. Whether it’s opening a checking account, avoiding identity theft, paying for college, applying for a credit card, or starting a small business, the Hands on Banking program provides real-world skills and knowledge that everyone can use.
The Volunteer Mentoring Forum assigns our young ladies adult Mentors that they can talk to, who encourages their self-esteem, ambition, empower their confidence, and help them stay focused on successful goal attainment. Mentors also act as role models in teaching the youth how to become professional leaders within the community. Youth and Mentors engage in a variety of activities, such as date and game nights, educational outings and college tours, empowerment conferences, etc.