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Joanie Girls Heart
  • Joanie Girl’s Heart (JGH) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping under-exposed minority youth. JGH purposes to help youth expand their life perspective beyond their current environment and experiences. Through partnership with Chicago Public High Schools, Community Service Organizations, and Faith-Based Communities, Joanie Girl’s Heart establishes mentoring programs that target youth who have an interest in pursuing healthcare careers.

    Mable Taplin, Founder
    Joanie Girl's Heart
    JGH mentoring programs includes three key components: life skill development, community involvement, and global service. The life skill development component is comprised of twelve (12) life skill workshops and one-on-one mentoring. The community involvement component consists of eight local community service projects and one domestic mission trip (including a mini college tour). The global service component is an international mission trip.

    The life skill workshops are conducted by Subject Matter Experts (SME). Moreover, program participants will have the opportunity to meet and engage healthcare professionals from several disciplines during the workshops. The healthcare professions that are highlighted are: Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Mental Health, Healthcare Administration and Naprapathy/Chiropractic. The mentors assigned to the youth are trained and tasked with mentoring the students in life skill development. In addition, youth can request a healthcare advisor in the discipline of their interest.

    our Vision

    Our vision is to prepare young minority leaders for healthcare careers and global service

    Our Values

    Healthy Relationships
    Empowering Youth
    Academic Achievement
    Time, Talent, Treasure

    Program Highlights

    • One-on-One Mentoring
    • Healthcare Career Exploration
    • International Voluntourism
    • Community Service Projects
    • College Tours
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