Just Us Girls is a Georgia nonprofit organization for girls in 6th to 12th grade. Our goal is to give girls the tools to make positive life choices and a sense of their own personal power. Just Us Girls helps girls live healthier more productive lives, promotes community responsibility, and encourages alternatives to drugs, alcohol and early sexual activity.

Mission

To enhance the scope of positive life choices for at-risk girls, not regarding socio-economic level, through mentoring, educational activities and counseling.

Vision Statement

Just Us Girls Mentoring Program envisions, self reliant, self confident young ladies who are aware of their own personal power as the key to their future.

About the Founder/Director

Jackie Martin is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with over thirty years in the medical field, including 10 years as a family Nurse Practitioner. Eight of those years were spent in the practice of pediatrics. Jackie graduated from North Carolina Baptist Hospital School of Nursing and received her Master of Science Degree from Georgia State University. She is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner in the state of Georgia and presently works for Take Care Health of Georgia.

In her practice of pediatrics she saw a need for programs for at risk children that would address the obstacles they face. Parents would often comment that they were looking for mentoring programs, but when they were able to find them, they were often put on a waiting list. Out of this need came the vision for Just Us Girls. As organizer and president of her church health ministry, she started the Just Us Girls workshop in 2003, which targeted girls ages 10 through high school. The workshops grew each year exponentially. She also held a workshop for boys called Just Us Guys. Seeing the need for an ongoing support program there came the idea for the Just Us Girls Mentoring Program. Just Us Girls, Inc is a 501©3 organization. Jackie is the mother of three sons Mitchell II, Jonathan and Matthew and is married to Mitchell Martin.