Our mission is to empower women and girls to lead lives free from violence by providing comprehensive mentoring, case management, CVI, group therapy, and social-emotional learning. Like fairy godmothers, we offer personalized support and evidence-based interventions to foster healing, resilience, and empowerment. By sprinkling the magic of mentorship, group therapy, and social-emotional learning, we aim to transform lives and create a safer, more equitable world where every woman and girl can thrive

Our mission is to empower women and girls to lead lives free from violence by providing comprehensive mentoring, case management, CVI, group therapy, and social-emotional learning. Like fairy godmothers, we offer personalized support and evidence-based interventions to foster healing, resilience, and empowerment. By sprinkling the magic of mentorship, group therapy, and social-emotional learning, we aim to transform lives and create a safer, more equitable world where every woman and girl can thrive


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Sprinkling Magic, Nurturing Dreams: Where Every Fairy Finds Her Wings

Girls' confidence drops 30% between the age of 8-14

When factoring in poverty, constant violence, and a lack of government support, that percentage increases exponentially. 

Girls need a                    that provides guidance, safety, helps them navigate the difficulties of adolescence & develop the confidence to be                                  




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leaders for change

community

*those who identify as women or girls or who were assigned female at birth

Our Programs

7-9 Yrs Old

13-15 Yrs Old

10-12 Yrs Old

16-21 Yrs Old

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For those rough teen years!

For when they start to become more aware!

Preparing for the major transition of adolescent to teen!

Because becoming an adult is overwhelming!

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We are Darra & Kenya

We are the founders & co-directors of Focus Fairies Mentoring in Chicago, IL.  

In 2017 we knew we needed to start a program that helped girls in the way we needed when we were young. 

Our vision is to uplift Chicago communities through facilitating community-based mentorship for young girls & women of color, by creating a culture of excellence, community-focused belonging, and giving back to improve Chicago’s tomorrow.




We serve a diverse group of girls and young women ages 7 to 21 years old. Our mentees are all of races and ethnicities--with a focus on Black and Brown girls and young women--who reside in low income communities in Chicago, IL. 

We serve this demographic because we want to help girls and young women find their voice, gain confidence, and gain skills that allow them to be a part of the change in their community. 

Who We Serve

Focus. Elevate. Angelic. Radiant. Leading. Elegant. Smart. Scholar: is a 18-week program that prepares girls to meet the challenges of being an adolescent, preteen, and young adult through a series of activities, mentoring and learning experiences that help them to achieve personal and spiritual development. The mentees are divided into separate groups according to age and grade level. 

I am Fearless Program

Since 2020 Focus Fairies Mentoring hosted over 200 mentoring sessions with an 80% completion rate. 

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Leadership
Community Service
Entrepreneurship

Team Building

Focuses On:

A huge part of our mission is helping each girl find their unique skills and talents that they can use to start a career and give back to their community. We hope with every girl we help they continue the mission by being a leader in their communities. 

Peer Pressure, Bullying,
Stress, Depression, Anxiety
Violence, and Substance Abuse

Trauma

Focuses On:

Being a adolescent girl or young women already comes with its own set of challenges, but combined with living in communities plagued with violence and poverty the challenges are compounded. We help our girls through the trauma they have experienced and what they will be faced with in the future. 

Body Image
Etiquette
Personal Hygiene

Self Esteem

Focuses On:

Young girls go through so many changes through puberty and many don't have the guidance on how to properly care for their changing bodies. This leads to poor personal hygiene and a lack of confidence in their bodies. Living in under represented communities also limits exposure to proper etiquette needed in various situations in life. 

Relationship Building
Listening
Identity & Self-Awareness
Telling Their Story

Trust

Focuses On:

When girls are living in a state of survival in unsafe communities they struggle with forming healthy relationships and forming their true identity. Most girls we mentor lack trust because they have been shown trusting is dangerous. We help our mentees develop a sense of self, be able to tell their story, and develop trust. 

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“My life has changed since joining this program! Not only did it help me discover what kind of direction my future should take, it gave me all these other reasons why I would want more out of my life too.” - Niajah Williams 

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