TULSA, Okla, December 23, 2012 – The Women Achieving Their Vision Through Excellence (WAVE) Project is a new nonprofit organization with a vision of assisting and supporting women in Oklahoma that are stressed and struggling. Shockingly, Oklahoma is ranked as the third hardest place in North America for girls to grow up. Wage inequity, poverty, teen pregnancy, family responsibility and insufficient education or job skills are just a few of the many challenges that prevent the women and girls of Oklahoma from achieving equality and economic self-sufficiency. In January, The WAVE Project aims to improve these troubling trends by introducing a Mentor/Mentee matching support and training program.
Mentoring is the cornerstone of The WAVE Project’s outreach program for women. A WAVE Mentor is an essential influencer, serving as a trusted guide, encourager and friend. WAVE mentors share their lives and wisdom to strengthen other women (mentees) that come from difficult situations and challenging environments where their self-esteem, confidence and sense of value has been diminished or destroyed. Through training, mentors show mentees how to work through a variety of life issues from spiritual and emotional health to relationship challenges, workplace skills, parenting, finances, health and wellness, and rebuilding life during and after difficult experiences. Ultimately, WAVE Mentors transition mentees from lives of dependency to a place of self-sufficiency.
The WAVE Project needs compassionate, mature volunteer mentors to help further the mission of encouraging and empowering women. Women that would like to learn how to become a mentor are encouraged to attend the complimentary WAVE Mentor Training on January 11-12, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Dr. Pam Morrison, M. Div., D. Min., an addiction recovery minister at The Healing House in Kansas City, leads an informative and inspiring training seminar. In the first session, Mentoring 101, attendees become equipped with the skills needed to encourage and empower women to grow in their faith, develop their lives and achieve their vision through excellence. The second session, Advanced Mentoring, involves more in-depth training about difficult issues that women face.
Following the training, mentees are carefully matched with a trained WAVE mentor, who is chosen based on needs, personality, experience and interests. The assessment and interview process ensures the best match so that a healthy mentoring bond is established throughout the one-year mentoring relationship.
The WAVE Project’s Mentor Training 101 will be held on Friday, January 11, from 7 – 9 p.m. and The Mentor Advanced Training is on Saturday, January 12, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. Admission is complimentary. For reservations, contact Amanda Faught at 918.286.8763 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE WAVE PROJECT
The WAVE Project is a nonprofit, charitable organization that encourages, equips and empowers women to improve their lives and achieve their vision through personal mentoring relationships. The mentoring process is an essential component in the development of healthy, well-balanced, successful women who have struggled in environments where their self-esteem, confidence and sense of value has been diminished or destroyed. Through a one-year mentoring relationship, mature, well-trained WAVE mentors help women work through a variety of life issues from spiritual and emotional health to relationship challenges, enhancing work skills and rebuilding life during and after difficult experiences.
The WAVE Project is based in Tulsa, Okla. Its founder, Carolyn Brown, brings more than 30 years of experience in personal mentoring and helping women in need. Brown has a vision of building a community of women mentoring other women who are hurting or in need of physical help and assistance.
The WAVE Project welcomes donations. All dollars stay in the community and are used to further grow The WAVE Project’s mentoring program.
Amanda Faught, The WAVE Project Administrator
918.286.8763 | amanda.faught@