The Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau’s newest program, Inspire, has had an exciting year so far with a variety of mentoring groups from across the community, and they are always looking for more mentoring groups.
Inspire is a group mentoring program which serves pre-teen and teen girls. Inspire meets twice a month in an informal atmosphere where they discuss topics and issues facing teen girls – such as the importance of having a high self-esteem and the importance of encouragement. During the meetings, the girls participate in an activity with a guest mentoring group related to the topic of the day. Every other month the group takes a local field trip where they learn and talk about culture, social skills, and much more. Inspire began as an idea between YSB employees Jennifer White and Kayla Hens. Hens and White presented the idea to the Women’s Legacy Fund, who agreed it was a worthwhile venture. For three years the Women’s Legacy Fund has made the Inspire program possible.