The Ivylettes are ambitious, goal-oriented young ladies in grades 9 through 12 that exemplify high moral and ethical characteristics. The Ivylettes are sponsored and organized by the Pearls of Promise Foundation, Inc. Ivylettes members are required to maintain a 2.50 grade point average, attend monthly meetings and participate in community service projects, fundraisers and multicultural activities. The Areas of Focus include:
College Campus Tours
Respecting Oneself & Others
Presentations from Collegiate Staff
College Preparation Workshops
Heart of Service
College Life Interest
Relay for Life
Promoting Healthy Bodies (inside & out)
Academics & Mentoring
Academic excellence is the major thrust of the Ivylette program. The grades for the Ivylette members are monitored with an emphasis on practicing good study habits. To help improve communication skills and assist with academic needs that are necessary to overcome the adversity of today’s teens, Ivylettes are paired with a female mentor who provides guidance and support.
The Ivylettes community service projects include entertaining seniors at Fairlane Nursing Home, working with the Next Detroit Initiative by adopting a lot on Westminster and Oakland, restocking the toy shelf at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, participating in the Relay for Life Cancer Walk and the Annual Lupus Walk. Other activities include serving as hostesses for various business, professional and youth educational conferences and participating in youth non-traditional entrepreneur workshops. The Ivylettes also participate in fundraising activities to raise money for college scholarships.