Realizing the importance of creating and sustaining positive habits from a young age, we offer Perfect Ten for younger girls, or "Sprouts". These 4th and 5th graders are selected early on in their school career because they demonstrate courage and curiosity. The idea is that, by 6th or 7th grade, they will be ready to join the older girls in successfully maintaining good grades, fully engaging in challenging activities, and confidently contributing their own unique personality and flare to the Perfect Ten family.
Sprouts meet twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at the Bluehawk Blue Nation After School Program located at the Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School. They have snack together, complete homework assignments, and participate in craft and music projects. Through these activities, girls learn the Perfect Ten Promises through staff mentorship and periodic engagement with the older girls. Sprouts express excitement about becoming of age to join in at the Perfect Ten Clubhouse.
BIG SISTER/LITTLE SISTER:
Every month we host a Big Sister/Little Sister day at the Perfect Ten Clubhouse. At the start of the school year, each younger girl is partnered with an older girl with the intention of developing a lasting relationship. They get to know one another through cooking and sharing a meal, creating art objects and gifts, and engaging in conversations and games. These events bring older and younger girls together in a comfortable, activity-oriented setting, and provide yet another opportunity for girls' self-expression, while fostering the cohesive spirit which makes the Perfect Ten experience so memorable. Older girls become mentors, while younger girls gain role models and confidants.