News & Updates
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Feb 16, 2023
Confident Girl Mentoring Staff is Certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid
With the increase of community violence, Tiffany Lewis, Founder and President of Confident Girl Mentoring, felt it was important for her staff to become certified as Youth Mental Health First Aiders. The training will reach a population that can sometimes be overlooked. At Confident Girl Mentoring, we understand the toll trauma-inducing events and environments can have on youth development. We acknowledge the hardships you people face and work hard to give them a place of healing so they can step forward into a brighter future.
“The focus of mental health training has primarily been for adults. We want to change our outlook and put the focus on youth,” said Tiffany Lewis, Founder & President. The uniqueness of the certification is that the certified youth are as young as twenty years old. It is important to get Gen-Zers certified, as young people are increasingly talking and turning to their peers for support.
Our goal is to provide additional training and support healing intention while granting children a safe and trusted space to be open about their mental health.
Jan 18, 2023
Confident Girl brings awareness to better menstrual product accessibility
The Confident Girl mentoring program to expand its educational components to include the E3 Menstrual Health Equity Project.
This project is peer lead, and will better address the social determinants of reproductive health and provide free menstrual products at various schools, community centers, and programs throughout WNY.
Oct 20, 2022
National Youth Confidence Day helps children build up their self-esteem
Tiffany R. Lewis, founded National Youth Confidence Day, October 20th, to encourage a strong foundation of positive relationships to mentor today’s youth. National Youth Confidence Day is a celebration of confidence for young people everywhere.
Feb 15, 2022
Confident Girls Mentoring Program hosts long table talks
The Confident Girl Mentoring Program hosts long table discussions with girls ages 13-19 living in Buffalo.
The girls are able to share problems they experience in their daily lives at home, school, or in the community, including violence.
Aug 29, 2021
Confident Girl Mentoring Program hosts annual jump rope competition
Tiffany Lewis, president and CEO of the Confident Girl Mentoring Program, said they are thrilled to bring the pastime sport back to Western New York.
Sep 10, 2020
Local program mentors, inspires young girls during COVID pandemic
Inspiring youth is necessary, but it's not always easy, especially in today's society.
When it comes to her nonprofit, Confident Girl Mentoring, Tiffany Lewis says since 2016 her goal and her mission have never changed: to empower, inspire, and give young girls a safe space to share their voices and opinions.
May 15, 2020
Mentoring Program Goes Virtual for Pregnancy Prevention Month
"Although the pregnancy rate is down, disparities still exist," said CEO & President Tiffany Lewis.
It's an initiative CGMP has been focused on since partnering with Hope Buffalo and the Erie County Department of Health several years ago to target nine zip codes and reduce teen pregnancy rates within Erie County. Lewis says her organization's virtual sessions are connecting teens from across the country and the world.
Apr 10, 2020
Western New York organization aims to keep students healthy during COVID-19 pandemic
The Confident Girl Mentoring Program is giving away "sport packs" and meal kits for children and families in the city of Buffalo to help them stay healthy during the pandemic.
The organization's founder, Tiffany Lewis, told 2 On Your Side's Karys Belger, the idea came to her when she heard from many of the girls in her program about how they were struggling while school was closed and after-school activities were canceled.
Sep 26, 2019
Confident Girl Mentoring tackling sickle cell disease in Western New York
Tiffany Lewis, CEO and founder of Confident Girl Mentoring Program, and Cynthia Collins, mother of first patient to be cured of sickle cell via bone marrow transplant, join anchor Madison Carter for a few Midday Minutes on September 26, 2019.
They discuss the disease, how it affects people in the Black and Brown community at a higher rate, and how resources are being created in Western New York to tackle the disease.