Over 250 butterflies have been discovered
& mentored over the past 13 years
Far’falla Girl Academy (FGA)
The Academy is a 12 week confidence construction and interactive art therapy program designed for Chicago Public High Schools. This program reaches beyond the standard self-help program by address issues surrounding confidence, lack of empathy, and rejection, while exploring how to reprogram our brains negative self-talk.
The goal is to explore crafting succinct explanations, personalized affirmations as well as visualizations techniques for reframing the self-concept to build up a young lady’s belief in self and what they are capable of accomplishing.
Building self-confidence is not a course to be taken lightly, rather, it is designed for those who are sincerely ready to create positive changes in their self-perception.
Young Women’s Leadership Charter School, Every Wednesday, November2017 through March 2018
Myra Bradwell School of Excellence (6th – 8th grade) Every Monday, November 2017 through February 2018
A program that is integrated in FGA’s 12 week program. Our Interactive Arts Therapy program explores the relationship between life experiences and creative arts; which provides young ladies positive outlets. A form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making/performing art to improve a girl’s physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
Our Fashion and Photography program is a 10 to 12 week intensive program for the young lady who wants to develop a creative and original body of work through an immersion in the narrative, conceptual, and cultural subtext of fashion styling and fashion photography.
The goal of the program is the cultivate individual sensibility, informed by history and shaped by cultural forces that will withstand the pressure for aesthetic and market compromise, and will profoundly influence and affect the future of fashion.
Young Moms' Support Group for young ladies 21 and under Coming Soon!
Beautifully Mended is a girl empowering group that was designed for girls to support girls no matter their ethnicity or background. A place where girls can put life back together to live, laugh and love.
Created by Kiani Santiago (Far'falla Girl since 2007) from her own life experiences as a 15 year old girl in today's society, where she took her pain and turned it into her purpose. She sat out on a mission to create a safe haven of fun yet healing. On August 5, 2017, she did just that kicking off her 1st of many events created for her generation to have a place where they can come together to love, support and laugh with each other, while drawing life lessons from one another.
Beautifully Mended is open to young ladies 14-18 years old.
Modern Middle Girl (MMG)
Stuck between a rock and a hard place is something a teenager/young adult knows all too well. In Far’falla Girl, we know the tough place it is to be in life right after High school into your 1st two years of college. We created Modern Middle Girl a support group to help girls figure out this thing called life after ending what is known as their years of childish ways entering into the years of responsibility of life, love, bills and education. In the beginning of this new chapter into adulthood an MMG stands in a place of uncertainty, yet full of dreams hoping to leave their stamp on this world.
Beginning May 2018, our Modern Middle Girls will set out on a journey alongside a life coach to set goals and map out the roads needed to not only discover what they have to offer the world, but also to show them the world that exist beyond the environments they grew up in.
Modern Middle Girl is open to young ladies 18-20 years old. This program operates between May through August.