With our partners, we have provided 57,000 books to K-3 students, 8000 meals for students, and 300 youth jobs!

Girls in Pearls

For more information about Girls in Pearls, or to sign up, please contact Cassandra Ernst at: cassandraernst@yapacolorado.org.


Girls in Pearls is a leadership and mentoring program that promotes empowerment, confidence, and self-awareness in young women through presentations, discussions, and activities.


  1. To empower girls to become successful women

  2. To build confidence, self-awareness, and inner trust in young women

  3. To develop members’ decision making skills

  4. To promote mentoring and volunteering

Girls in Pearls will meet once a week for approximately 45 minutes. Sessions will vary between “fire-side chat” discussions, fitness/dance exercises, presentations from distinguished women, community service projects, essay writing, and cultural events. Students that wish to join must apply at the beginning of a 9-week cycle and commit to the remainder of the year.