Future Leaders in the Making Fundraiser Underway

Updated: Dec 8, 2021


One of the key initiatives here at Ayada Leads is Future Leaders in the Making, our mentorship program for growing women. Our Fall 2021 cohort is meeting regularly, but we need your help to keep doing this important work. Here’s why you should make a financial contribution today:


We know mentorship is critical for a young person’s development, especially if they are a part of marginalized communities. Research has shown mentorship programs make it more likely for young people to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals.


For young women ages 14-25, Future Leaders not only pairs participants with mentors from their community, but also covers a full range of skills that young people need in the world today.


The program’s main goal is to help young people identify their purpose and value.


Highlights include:

  • Engaging in advocacy efforts;

  • Emphasizing the importance of education;

  • Finding an authentic self and knowing self-worth;

  • Embracing cultural backgrounds while navigating dissonance;

  • Reckoning gender expectations;

  • Identifying harmful behaviors;

  • Developing effective communication skills;

  • Understanding financial literacy and the value of short-term and long-term goals.


Future Leaders in the Making strives to help young women reach their full potential by working in relationships with accomplished women in their communities, engaging in critical self-reflection, and networking with like-minded peers.


As a civic leadership non-profit organization, we need your help to continue our programming. Donate today using our GiveMN site, or through the “Donate” buttons on our website.


If you’re interested in being a part of future cohorts, please consider applying today.


Thank you for being a part of our Ayada Leads community. It takes a village, and we are grateful you’re here.

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