The Ivylettes are ambitious, goal-oriented young ladies in grades 9 through 12 who exemplify high moral and ethical characteristics. Ivylette members are sponsored and organized by the Pearls of Promise Foundation, Inc.

The program's areas of focus include:


  • College Campus Tours
  • Presentations from Collegiate Staff
  • College Preparation Workshops
  • College Life Interest
  • Scholarship Opportunities


  • Self-Esteem Building
  • Leadership
  • Code-Switching
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Health
  • Relay for Life
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness
  • Promoting Healthy Bodies (inside & out)


  • Respecting Oneself & Others
  • Communication Skills
  • Heart of Service
  • Etiquette Training


Academic excellence is the major thrust of the signature program. The grades for the Ivylette members are monitored with an emphasis on practicing good study habits. To help improve communication skills and assist with academic needs that are necessary to overcome the adversity of today’s teens, Ivylettes are paired with a female mentor who provides guidance and support.


Community service projects include entertaining seniors at Fairlane Nursing Home, working with the Next Detroit Initiative by adopting a lot on Westminster and Oakland, restocking the toy shelf at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, and participating in the Relay for Life Cancer Walk and the Annual Lupus Walk. Other activities include serving as hostesses for various business, professional, and youth educational conferences and participating in youth non-traditional entrepreneur workshops. The Ivylettes also participate in fundraising activities to help raise money for college scholarships.


The 2024-2025 application process for the Ivylettes is now open. Ivylette members are required to maintain a 2.50 grade point average, attend monthly meetings, and participate in community service projects, fundraisers, and multicultural activities. To begin the application, please click here.

To assist in the process, we have outlined the steps below:

  • The candidate will initiate the application process on Jotform (https://form.jotform.com/221527795499069).
  • After submitting the form, emails will be sent to the parent and the two people asked to submit recommendations.
  • The parent section of the application will continue on the parent approval section of the form after clicking the edit submission link.
  • After the parent submits the form again, a second email notification will be emailed to the candidate.
  • The parent will be routed to the payment screen to pay the application fee.
  • The candidate will return to the form and upload their grades on page 12 per the parent's approval.
  • After the candidate submits the form, the process will be completed.

If you should experience any issues or have questions, please contact Wendye Mingo at popfoundationinc@gmail.com.