PEARLS Mentoring

Positive, Empowering, Aspiring, Responsible, Leaders, with a Shared Vision (Sisterhood)

Virtual and In-Person Programming

Become a Mentor, Coach, or Volunteer Assistance with programming.

Early Start Development Inc

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PEARLS Mission

The P.E.A.R.L.S. Mentoring Program influences females in every area of their life. Females involved in the PEARLS Mentoring process are engaged in the process of becoming women who understand and embrace their purpose and influence on life personally, professionally, spiritually, and the significant role and value of community.

The PEARLS pillars of purpose are significant in how the ladies involved uphold importance in their lives, community, and everyday commitment in helping others. PEARLS pillars: Positivity, Empowerment, Aspiration, Responsibility, Leadership, and Sisterhood. ESD PEARLS Mentoring Program is for females passionate about working together to build a stronger and empowering network of sisterhood who are equipped and ready to make a difference personally, professionally, physically, and spiritually.

The PEARLS Mentoring Program  Participants involved in the PEARLS process of mentoring and coaching can join in-person or virtually through our e-mentoring component while still signing up for in-person activities as desired. In fact, there are many participants who choose the e-mentoring component but participate in-person for the Tea Parties, Leading Ladies Leadership Summit, and the Young Women’s Business Conference. So, you determine how often, and what you would like to be involved in to support your development mentoring and coaching plan toward a successful, engaging, you! We have a calendar full of possibilities for you to choose from during the 9 month commitment.

The PEARLS Mentoring process begins internally with the foundation of self (loving you, appreciating you, finding your inner you) and cultural history (from which you came- to appreciate where you are going), and extends externally with the identification of developing professional aptitude (your purpose, your skill set, your life shift and how it all fits in where you are going), and community empowerment. Early Start Development believes the difference we make in ourselves guides us to help others make a difference, promote life learning, knowledge sharing, and mentoring through women in leadership and purpose.


Building a Network of Influence and Empowering Females - PEARLS Luster:

  • To coach the development of short and long-term goals, critical and strategic thinking

  • To foster healthy and safe relationships

  • To improve females self-image, respect, core values, and self-confidence

  • To provide opportunities for employment networking, skill building, and life transitions

  • To broker-in resources to support personal, professional, spiritual, and academic endeavors

  • To foster the significance of community awareness and service

  • To promote and foster service and entrepreneurial thinking

  • To build a network of sisterhood, unity, collaboration, cultural awareness, and self-acceptance

  • To engage in awareness around the fields of Science, Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Health

  • To empower, encourage, and support females in dreaming and meeting goals

PEARLS Sisterhood:             


PEARLS of Distinction

Grades 1-7

Ladies of PEARLS

Grades 8-12

PEARLS of Wisdom

College and Up

Some activities include:

Mamas Tea Initiative

Mindful Retreats

Chat & Chew Book Club

Mentoring Young Ladies in Grades 1-12

Young Women's Business Conference

PEARLS in Business Mindset Group

Monthly Self-Empowerment Workshops/Meetings

7 PEARLS of Wisdom Retreat

A Purse for PEARLS Community Service

Girls R Techy Club

PEARLS Who Am I Workshop Series

Life Skills/Home Economics

Membership and Volunteer

To become a mentor involves the following process:


  1. Must be at least 18 years of age (for mentoring middle school students)

  2. Complete a volunteer application

  3. Face-to-Face Interview

  4. Complete a background check

  5. Sign a commitment form - must be willing to commit 2-4 hours a week/min of a year to mentoring

  6. Submit a copy of your driver's license

  7. Reference Check

  8. Attend a mentor orientation

  9. Commit to attend 12 hours of training during the year on Positive Youth Development Strategies (does not include initial orientation)


Volunteer Application

Sponsorship Application 

eMentoring: Mentor Sign Up Form

The Mentor Effect, The National Mentoring Partnership (Pdf)

Partner w/PEARLS for Afterschool Programming