The PYS Inc., Adolescent Female Forum to Inspire, Respect, and Motivate (AFFIRM) Program was established to improve outcomes for young women between the ages of 14-21, so that they can make decisions which offer them greater academic achievement and opportunities, delayed parenthood, greater access to positive role models and life experiences as well as decreased probability of involvement in negative activities including gang-related behavior and/or occurrences with the juvenile justice system.
Through this program we:
- Provide a supportive and inclusive haven where young women can meet regularly to explore and discuss topics important to them;
- Provide an opportunity for young women to safely interact with peers and establish relationships with positive female role models and establish a sisterhood among them;
- Encourage young women to reach their fullest potential in all areas of their lives, with a specific focus on self-image, peer relationships, & education;
- Promote the social development of young women to assist in their transition from adolescence to become productive and respectful members of their communities.