Destined for Greatness Int’l Mentoring

Pastor Veron established the Destined for Greatness International  Mentoring Program in 2007. This 3-day extensive retreat for young girls is geared toward empowering them through sessions for success. After the 3-day retreat, follow-up mentoring with the girls commences through email, mail and other resources. In the past four year the Destined For Greatness Program has been in 4 countries, beginning in the U.S.A.

On the second day of the retreat there is a PAMPERING NIGHT: Facials, Manicures & Pedicures; Preparation for the “Destined For Greatness” Princess Pageant. The third day the girls are involved in a Princess Pageant where their beauty form the inside out is showcased along with their talents, dreams, and successes.

Sessions

  • Mentor/mentee connection
  • “Fashioned by God”-Pastor Veron Blue
  • Building a Successful Life: The Foundation, The Framework, The Roof
  • Understanding Yourself: Who am I? Why am I here?
  • You and Your Peers: Applying Personal Pressure or Being Pressured?
  • Sexual Purity: Abstinence, STD’s & HIV/AIDS
  • Positive Self-Talk: What to Say to Yourself
  • Not Your Traditional Beauty: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
  • Healthy Attitudes About Money: Secured, Saved, Shared & Spent
  • Goal Setting: Setting goals for every area of life
  • Loving Yourself: Building self-confidence and esteem
  • Social Etiquette: Learn social etiquette skills
  • Emotional Healing: Forgiveness of self and others along with healing from emotional issues
  • Boys, Boys, Boys: How guys really think
  • Paparazzi: Substance abuse in the media
  • Ring the Alarm: Date rape awareness skills
  • So Fresh & So Clean: importance of personal hygiene
  • On the Right Track: Vision and planning for a future career
  • Unlocking Your Dreams
  • Creating Your Life’s Vision: DREAMBOARDS

Destined For Greatness Outcomes

In four years the program has:

  1. Recruited and trained 45 adult mentors.
  2. Mentored 202 girls in 4 countries.
  3. Awarded 12 scholarships (including tuition assistance, books & monthly allowance).
  4. Given full scholarships to Londiwe Nzama of South Africa and Shantai Stubbs of the Bahamas.
  5. Awarded Ebony Jackson of the U.S.A. with a scholarship for books and monthly allowance.
  6. Established a Destined For Greatness Mentoring Program in the Bahamas under the direction of Dr. Ann Higgins.
  7. Established a GEMS program in Owerri, Nigeria.


U.S.A

Testimonial

“I received a college scholarship through the program as well as everyone that was involved. I made lots of friends and enjoyed being with my mentor. Some of the girls didn’t have clothes and dresses for the pageant, but people donated and made it possible. Thank you for all your help.” ~Christen McLee~

South Africa

Testimonials

“I am proud to say that I will be standing tall today, tomorrow and forever because of you” ~Nosipho Mishali~

“It made me realize how much God loves me because He answered my prayers.” ~Londiwe Nzama~

“This program changed my life a lot. It made me feel confident about myself and feel free from the load that was piling on my shoulder. ~Slindelo Xulu