Mission: The goal of Ruth’s Way is to empower our youth by showing them that regardless of their past or current situation, they CAN achieve successful futures! Our mission is to help young girls achieve long term success as ethical, virtuous women of society. We realize that young girls have to be provided with the proper tools and elements to guide them successfully through their trying journey to womanhood for long term success to truly be achieved. For this reason, Ruth’s Way combines our faith-based “3-F’s” value system with a gender-specific approach to the provision of extensive supportive services which address the issues/barriers of our youth AND their families. This holistic approach allows us to effectively develop long-term goals aimed at securing successful futures. Through the elements of Family, Friendship, and Faithfulness, we are blossoming our girls into virtuous women!
Results: Last year, 100% of our girls maintained program retention and achieved at least 1 of their primary goals! 89% or our girls successfully achieved a minimum of 3 of their goals earning incentives! 75% of them maintained consistency in avoiding prior repetitive negative behaviors!
Target demographics: Adolescent Females
Direct beneficiaries per year: 50
Geographic areas served: Allegheny County
Programs: Our Achievement Consultation Program, Job Readiness and Employment Soft Skills, Life Skills Just For Girls! Program, The Junior Toastmasters Leadership and Development Program, The Career Mentoring, Smart Money Management, Volunteer Mentoring Program.