About

LADIES ON THE VERGE OF EXCELLENCE INC. (LOVE) IS AN 501C3 ORGANIZATION THAT ADVOCATED FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF FEMALES BY ENCOURAGING AND POSITIVELY REINFORCING PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE THROUGH INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP MENTORING

OUR STORY

Ladies On the Verge of Excellence Inc. (LOVE) was founded in 2013 by a group of collegiate and professional women focused on increasing both the academic success and personal development among middle-school aged ladies.

Through a series of innovative after-school and weekend workshops, LOVE dedicates its efforts to some of Baltimore’s most under-served communities. The core values of scholarship, respect and community outreach are paramount to each workshop. LOVE’s vision begins in the classroom, but its devotion is to ready each aspiring mind to become an active participant in their lives and in the global community.

Our Mission and Vision

Our staff of dedicated mentors advocate for young women to excel in life by encouragement through reinforcing mental and physical wellness while pushing for their academic excellence.

Our vision is to inspire and encourage young women to reach their fullest potential by implementing academic, health and personal development workshops geared towards their individual needs

Our goals include:

  • Promoting Self-Esteem
  • Increasing MSA Test Scores
  • Improving School Attendance
  • Decreasing suspensions and misconduct

The Need for LOVE

Although there are many mentoring programs, not many target female students who come from low income households. LOVE is not only designed to teach young ladies the importance of academic excellence and personal achievement, but the importance of health wellness. We implement a variety of sport trainings and fitness classes into our workshops. We believe in introducing our girls to new ideas in order to add curiosity and enrich their lives.

The public school that we are partnering with is Arundel Elementary/Middle School located in Baltimore’s Cherry Hill neighborhood. The needs of Arundel Middle School are immense. This school has a total of 351 students enrolled with 97% of them being African American. The school’s behavioral history includes 99 suspensions is the 2011-2012 school year the Baltimore city average is 48. According to Baltimore city Public School system the majority of students have below average MSA testing scores. The most notable is the 8th graders who only scored 13.8%, 29.6% and 50% proficient and advanced on the Science, Math and Reading MSA respectively.

Even in our early stages, Ladies On the Verge of Excellence has experienced remarkable success serving the community’s at risk population. Our organization has organized over a dozen community service projects in Maryland and DC. We also assisted with numerous community service projects for organizations such as Linda's Legacy, The Foundry, The Maryland Food Bank and Big Sib Lil Sib.

Leading Ladies of LOVE

LOVE is lead by a group of dedicated women all passionate about female achievement

Become a Volunteer

Do you want to make an impact in a young lady’s life? We are always looking for new faces to help with LOVE!

At first, you have to submit your information and apply for becoming a volunteer. We will review your information within a few days and then contact with you. After finalizing your information, a confirmation message will send to you with necessary documents.

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SERVICES

LOVE PRIDES OURSELVES ON PROVIDING

GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL MENTORING

LOVE PROVIDES PERSONAL AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS. GIRLS ARE ALSO PROVIDED WITH MENTORS TO BUILD BONDS AND ENSURE SUCCESS.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY

LOVE PARTICIPATES IN TWO COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENTS PER MONTH. GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITIES IS A NECESSITY.

Academic support

WE PROVIDE IN SCHOOL AND OUT OF SCHOOL TUTORING TO OUR GIRLS. ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IS OUR MAIN PRIORITY.

Donations

Ladies On the Verge of Excellence Inc. strives to expand in order to reach as many girls as possible. Giving to LOVE helps our current/future girls make a positive change to their lives. Your donation will provide the necessary funding to meet the expectations and needs of our mission. Field trips, workshops, training, tutoring and other enriching opportunities help to transform perceptions of both mentee and mentor. Thank you very much for your Support!

Our Partners

Keeping up with LOVE

L.O.V.E College Survival Guide Series: Meet Vanessa Oguamanam

As we wrap up this series I wanted to introduce a young lady who I’ve known forever (literally 3rd grade). She just finished up an internship at Google and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Maryland, College Park. Vanessa Oguamanam is definitely representing for us ladies in STEM fields,but it isn’t easy! If you think excelling in college is all about getting good grades you should pay attention!

L.O.V.E College Survival Guide Series: Meet Isioma Orewa

Next up……Meet Isioma “Monica” Orewa (aka the caterpillar turned butterfly)! Monica graduated from Howard University (December 2014) with a BS in Psychology. For most going away for college is the first chance of 100% freedom…..but do you know how to use it? When I first met Monica she was so different from me, I would have NEVER THOUGHT 6 years later she would be one of my closest friends. I decided to include Monica because her transformation was CRAZYY! (like seriously she went from a pre-med geek to a bomb marketing associate!) This is for the timid girl entering college….you definitely want to pay attention.

L.O.V.E College Survival Guide Series: Meet Kori Dean

The first young lady I would like to introduce is Kori Dean aka the HBCU MVP. Kori is a recent college graduate of Morgan State University with a BBA in Information Science and Systems (so ya’ll already know I’m bias lol) and is currently an analyst at Goldman Sachs. Change is what college is all about! To learn more about Kori’s amazing transition throughout college keep reading.

UPCOMING EVENT

We create events aiming to spear the voice for children and gather for support. Please update with our events and confirm your presence.

CONTACT

LOVE is always looking for dynamic ladies to join our team, both mentees and mentors. We mentor young ladies grades 5-9.

Drop us a message

Contact Info

If you have a special talent, field of expertise, or just would like to share your time with LOVE, please contact info@lovementorinc.org to find out how you can volunteer at a LOVE event or workshop. Your time is just as valuable as your money.

  • Baltimore, MD
  • info@lovementorinc.org