OUR HEART

Mission Statement

My Kaleidoscope Project strives to provide girls (grades 5-9) with the resources and support necessary to succeed in times of stress, pressure, changes, and media. Opportunities for personal growth, mentor-ship, and relationship building are prioritized in all Project efforts. Girls who participate in Kaleidoscope gain self-esteem, confidence, interpersonal skills, coping mechanisms, tools for success, and a forever group of friends and support.

Vision Statement

My Kaleidoscope Project aims to cater to underprivileged, inner-city populations and offer classes, workshops, retreats, and resources free-of-charge. Ideally, the Project will have local, regional, national, and international reach with a web of interconnected girls via in-person and dispersed forms of communication and interaction. Finally, Kaleidoscope is working towards the ability to offer impactful scholarships to help girls who participate in the Project to attend college.

 

Values Statement

Diversity   |   Unity   |   Creativity   |   Gratitude   |   Respect  

OUR FOUNDER

Amber Olsen

 

Amber Olsen has always had a deep passion for the middle school girl, partially because her middle school experience was painful and difficult. Amber knew she would eventually circle back to the tween years and support them in some capacity. After years of mentoring and volunteering with girls and teens, she saw a need within schools and communities that needed to be filled. Amber has taken her life experience with pain and trauma and has turned it into something that is helping and inspiring others. She is focused on girls experiencing true and deep healing by focusing on closure and forgiveness so that their journey through life can be one of joy and peace.  

Following her heart, she spent years researching and writing, fine-tuning curriculum, and holding focus groups for parents, educators, and girls. Amber has had training with Interface Family and Children Services, served with Awana Clubs, worked with Girl Scouts of America, National Charity League, Boys and Girls Club, and numerous schools and community centers, and has been certified by the National Council for Behavioral Health in Youth Mental Health First Aid. Through this, My Kaleidoscope Project was born in 2015 and received its non-profit status in January 2017.

Amber’s goal with Kaleidoscope is to focus on quality instead of quantity while spreading and growing the project to reach girls nationwide. She is gaining traction towards this goal by investing in a solid team and supportive board. Often referred to as the “teen whisperer”, Amber continues to nurture the relationships she has built with the girls once they have completed classes or workshops. Girls walk away from this experience with a better sense of being “others- focused” instead of “self-focused”.  

Amber loves going on adventures with her 15-year-old daughter Ella, spending quality time with her family and friends, and exploring the outdoors with her dog Presley.

President and Founder

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Phone805.657.3155

Address

5737 Kanan Road #289, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

My Kaleidoscope Project 

is a registered 501c3 Non-Profit Organization

EIN 81-2837344