FLOURISH is a peer-led resilience program that includes college, high school and elementary aged girls collaborating together to have tons of fun and learn skills that build strength from the inside-out.
We are so grateful to our sponsors and partners for making this program possible:
Girls (rising 6th to 12th graders)!!! Join us for our summer Flourish program in 2019 at Converse College. Attend one or all 3 camps. Registration is $49 for one participant, or save $5 when you register for 2!
Have fun with this resiliency building mentoring program — now in its 5th year in Spartanburg, FLOURISH is a super fun and creative program where college students (trained by Lee Shirley , M.Ed) will be working with middle and high school girls to evolve a whole range of creative and performing arts techniques that build resilience and healthy self-i-tude!
Flourish Program Director
Lee Shirley, M.Ed., is the Program Director for Mental Fitness and a School Counselor. After growing up in Spartanburg, Lee attended Clemson University and graduated with a degree in elementary education. She then went on to attain a Master’s degree in Counseling from The Citadel in 2013. Following graduation, she became a school counselor in Beaufort, SC and Clover, SC before moving back to Spartanburg with her husband to become school counselor at Pine Street Elementary. She and her husband and daughter love Spartanburg and are thrilled to be here to raise their family and see the community grow.
Flourish Peer Facilitators
Skye Sylvia is a 22 year old undergraduate from Greenville. She attends University of South Carolina Upstate and is majoring in Experimental Psychology with a minor in Education. Skye’s campus and community engagements include Psi Chi (the International Honor Society for Psychology), National Society of Collegiate Scholars, People Against Rape and The Safe Homes Crisis and Coalition Center. Skye achieved the Chancellors list and Honors during her last two semesters. Skye dreams of one day of becoming a counselor for those with PTSD and to also one day reform sex and reproductive health education in American schools. Skye is diligent and efficient and strives to bring assistance to anyone in need.
Rebecca “Becca” Turner is a rising senior at USC Upstate studying communications, political science, and nonprofit administration. You can almost always find her with a cup of coffee in hand and with a positive attitude to boot. Becca has worked passionately on projects with local organizations like The Forrester Center for Behavioral Health, the Mary Black Foundation, Connect Spartanburg, and Mental Fitness. She is dedicated to lowering teen pregnancy rates, preventing the cycle of poverty, and ending mental health stigmas.
Haley Williams is a full-time student at USC Upstate pursuing a Bachelor
of Science degree in Experimental Psychology with a minor in Child Advocacy Studies. She is president of the Child Advocacy Studies Club and a Service Learning Intern for Mental Fitness’s Flourish program. She plans to go on to graduate school and become a School Psychologist. Her interests are serving those with disabilities and working with children with special needs.