Our vision is to create programs to impact and empower underserved communities, focusing on orphan and foster youth. These programs are built to uplift, strengthen and provide confidence by focusing on:
- Bridging the gap between belief and potential.
- Getting them to see beyond their circumstances.
- Creating a generation of transitional characters.
EmpowHer is an 8-week school program for 6th through 12th grade girls. Classes take place during the school day at partnering schools throughout LA County, taught by experienced Godiss Love staff, or can be customized for an online experience. The class uses a social and emotional learning fundamental course of study that is designed to provide mentoring, confidence building, life skills, self-love, and self-awareness.
Godiss Love presents EmpowHer program supports girls, ages 6-11 and 12 to 18. Our program delivers a healing-centered, culturally inclusive, safe, gender-responsive space. We empower our girls to boldly break ceilings by encouraging them to unapologetically express themselves, while introducing them to an array of interpersonal advancement tactics..
Our second annual Pre-Prom Prep for the young king and queens at the orphanage. Godiss Love and our affiliate partners will host a pre prom prep, where the teens will get dresses, shoes, hair, makeup, and nails done for their special evening.
A program dedicated to providing those in need of school supplies with the tools necessary to be successful in the classroom. We provide pre-assembled backpacks filled with essential school supplies or deliver bulk supplies to host a backpack-building event.
In honor of National Children's Day, Godiss Love Foundation, rocked out June 24-26th 2022, in Woodland Hills at the old promenade (6100 Topanga Blvd) to host our second annual Godiss Love X Los Angeles Police Museum Festival to celebrate and honor at-risk children, carnival style. SIGN UP NOW and get involved to be a part of a life-changing experience for the littles in need of love, encouragement, and celebration.
A Holiday dinner with family is what most of us look forward to during the holidays, unfortunately these children do not have that luxury. To make them feel the love and warmth of those who are eager to start this season off right, we will host a dinner for the children at the orphanage. We welcome chefs, caterers, and waiters, who are willing to donate their time for a good cause.
To many kids, the holiday season means presents, parties and fun with family and friends. However, the reality is that many kids won't have a Christmas this year. Coming from broken homes with little to no money, these kids are often lucky to receive a hot meal, let alone a brightly-wrapped gift. Godiss Love and our partners come together to bring holiday cheer.
The changes of adolescence can be a big adjustment. Coping with difficult circumstances, bullying or just the ever-increasing social media phenomenon, has allowed us to observe added developmental effects of an already difficult adjustment for girls, beginning in middle school to high school. These influences impact their wellbeing and emotional development, creating anxiety, decreased self-confidence, pressures living up to false appearances, negative self-image, negative body image and depression (just to name a few), and has increased the difficulty for girls to build a healthy foundation for themselves.
So many girls take on the responsibility of dealing with situations alone. Many feel its weak to ask for help, intimidated that they will be ridiculed or dismiss their own feelings. It’s imperative to remove the stigma of shame and fear to speak with someone, to speak up if they have been abused or wronged in some way, or if they are just having a hard time coping with change. Learning to deal with change and understanding how to manage the curveballs life throws, greatly reduces the likelihood of making decisions that could lead to dangerous outcomes.
Creating a generation of emotionally healthy girls in their early developmental years, is important to produce a foundation of mentally strong, self-aware, confident women. Becoming more aware of their strengths and weaknesses and therefore better equipped to deal with problems to set and achieve goals.
Our goal is to foster a shift. We believe creating a space to empower girls will promote that shift to be sustainable generationally.
· Learn that their circumstances do not define who they are.
· Taking control of their circumstances to achieve their own goals
· Providing purpose, direction, and motivation.
· Becoming more aware of their strengths and weaknesses and therefore better equipped to deal with problems and achieve goals.
· Increased self-confidence to develop their own skills and find ways to make use of those skills.
· Having the awareness that they are in control of their lives to make positive decisions, and to take action that will bring them closer to achieving their goals and ambitions.
"My overall experience with EmPowHER was great. I enjoyed being in a program with just girls and being able to talk about our goal, insecurities, and just questions we had. Some girls were shy, others weren’t. But all of us encouraged each other to speak with confidence. Nobody in there judged anybody else. I appreciate Adriana, Matt, and all the other teachers and staff for putting this program together for us at our school. Adriana, Matt, and Kymm are the most amazing people I’ve met. They’re so good at what they do from giving advice and encouragement to all of us, to making us feel like we’re in a safe zone to open up and speak about anything. This is a program I’d like to keep attending because I know that this program will help me for future references, whether it comes down to business or just growing and developing as a young, confident, and motivated person." - LIZ