No one can make me feel inferior without my permission.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
- Harvey Fierstein
"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced"
The Warrior Princess Program (WPP) consist of 3 core elements: Media Education, Young Entrepreneurship, and Leadership Development. However we address human service needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life for our young teen girls.
Participants in the WPP Media Education will be led through a series of intellectual, cognitive, and physical exercises that seek to strengthen mind-body connections to both the technical processes, as well as the creative processes, underlying the recurring problem with teen girls in school. This program is six months long. This is a media education program -creating group documentaries to submit to film festivals and presented to local and regional school districts.
The Young Entrepreneurship is a six week long class that transforms middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Throughout the class, students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, and pitch their plans to a local business. Complete with dynamic guest speakers from the local business community.
Leadership Development - We firmly believe the first step in success is knowing your own value and understanding authenticity. We work with teen girls & young women to create awareness and potential within by focusing on abilities in this four week program.This unique Leadership Development program engages your mind, body, and emotions in a way that makes it possible for you to experience yourself through others' eyes.This Leadership Development program is highly focused on you, the participant, such that you become the main star in the movie of your own life and teaching you tools to use to understand your leadership.This is to say that it is easier to learn through this Leadership Development program how to become the best you rather than how to emulate someone else. After all, it's only when you are being yourself that others find you authentic. (Career coaching, Career Development, Speaker training, Life coaching, etc.)
Every Voice Has a Story...
IAWIA prides ourselves in being at the forefront of social change with our innovative and individualized approach towards serving the young teen girls and women in the community. Offering an array of services that aim to meet the needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable youth, IAWIA functions to achieve productive and emotionally fulfilling development among young women.
Our Warrior Princess Programs (WPP) are positioned to help improve the quality of life for young teen girls throughout the state of Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia through arts, human services, health, employment, and education. The WPP is designed to strengthen youth development and cultivate social change. We address human services needs, provide strategies for communication, and help them understand their true authenticity. We also discuss the growing epidemic of Human Trafficking through in our Leadership Development program. The WPP is designed for recalcitrant, disadvantaged, and vulnerable youth. Our main goal is developing our girls strengths. The WPP uses a community based model for youth development and emphasizes leadership. The WPP is also based upon the knowledge gained through Real Life experiences and personal achievements in working with youth Evidence Based Mentoring.