LOVE

Ladies of Value and Excellence

A mentoring group for adolescent girls

beautiful.

glamorous.

confident.

How To Become A Mentee

Interested female students must  submit a completed application.  All students who submit completed applications, with appropriate references,  will be invited for an interview.  Mentees are selected after the successful completion of these components.  Click HERE for the LOVE Contract.  Apply HERE. 

How to Become A Mentor

Any female teacher, who has a willing spirit, is eligible to become a mentor.  Mentors are expected to participate in training, make real connections with her mentees, and to facilitate at least one activity or program each month.

LOVE's Mission

To increase and positively influence the academic, social, personal success and development of female adolescents.

Be your own kind of beautiful...

LOVE's Objective

To help adolescent girls to transition into being productive young ladies through the use of technology and media formats, conflict resolution, counseling, peer modeling, community service, incentives and rewards. 

#LOVE

Meet Melissa Nelson

Founder

Melissa Nelson is the current school media specialist for Allen Jay Prep Academy, where she is the facilitator for LOVE.  She is a lifelong learner and a compassionate servant leader.  She received her undergraduate degree in English from Appalachian State University, Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of NC at Greensboro, and Advanced Degree in Instructional Technology from Appalachian State University.  She is a National Board Certified Teacher and has worked for Guilford County Schools for over two decades.  She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  Melissa founded LOVE in 2011 at Southern Guilford Middle School.  Since then, LOVE (Ladies Of Value and Excellence) has been established in several schools throughout the county. 

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Meet Some Of  Our Mentors

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LOVE Facilitator and mentor, Western Guilford High School

Jessica Davis

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Mentor

Sherrena Arnold

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Mentor

Jennifer Bohnert

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LOVE Facilitator and mentor, Western Guilford High School

Jessica Davis

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Mentor, Allen Jay Prep Academy

Sherrena Arnold

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Mentor, Allen Jay Prep Academy

Jennifer Bohnert

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Mentor, Allen Jay Prep Academy

Kenya Smith

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LOVE Facilitator and mentor, GTCC

Deanna Wynn

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Mentor, Founder - TRUE, LLC

Danielle Leathers

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt

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LOVE Facilitator and Mentor, Southern Guilford Middle School

Aimee Young

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Mentor, Allen Jay Prep Academy

Lauren Ackerman

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Mentor, Allen Jay Prep Academy

Christina Barham

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Mentor, Allen Jay Prep Academy

Shaina Parker

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