Advising Generation Z is divided into two programs: Lipstick Ready for girls, and Shepherds of Healing for boys. AGZ targets 4th through 12th grade students battling: insecurities, anger, eating disorders, abandonment issues, identity, toxic relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, death, social anxiety, bullying, self-harm, and unhealthy relationships.
AGZ is successful in advancing students on their journey in overcoming adversity. The secret to AGZ's success is inspiring young adults to mentor the next generation. By providing safe spaces for young adults to share their personal testimonies, AGZ creates an environment where students receive solutions to problems they won't talk about with others.
Our mission is to motivate - helping students find their voice; to unite - encouraging girls/boys to set high expectations for themselves, and instill self- confidence; to educate - addressing today’s issues such as social media, controlling testosterone, teenage pregnancy, personal insecurities, drug abuse, and mean girl syndrome; and to prevent - sharing diverse experiences, which keeps students from feeling like outsiders.
MEET OUR FOUNDER
Kristen Grant-Evuleocha, also known as Kristen Geez, is the creator of Advising Generation Z, a non-profit social skills mentoring program, divided into two branches: Lipstick Ready for females and Shepherds of Healing for males. Advising Generation Z facilitates in 32 schools, 4 municipal courts, 9 recreation centers, 2 churches, and several other outreach organizations. Advising Generation Z's main purpose is to give students and young adults real answers to real issues with their peers. Advising Generation Z promotes kids teaching kids, by inspiring Millennials to mentor children, ages 8 to 18 years old. Lipstick Ready has become one of the most recognized female mentoring programs in the DFW area; recruited as the opening act for the Laura Bush Institute for Women's Girl Power Conference in 2014, and voted "Best Breakout Session" for the Texas National Mentoring Summit in 2018. On March 21, 2018 Lipstick Ready launched a podcast to empower and support women and girls in transition with On-Air Media.
Kristen is the expert root cause analyst for several independent school districts, churches, businesses, and community organizations in need of maximizing youth, parental, and Millennial engagement. She has been featured as a social development expert in Be Great Magazine, Equanimity Magazine, and the City of Irving Television Network. In addition to managing Advising Generation Z, Kristen has recently been hired as a contractor for PBS.KIDS to develop a STEM-related digital series launching in the fall of 2018.
Kristen is dedicated to building confidence, developing leadership, inspiring unity, and setting high standards for Millennials and youth living in North Texas. Her philosophy of supporting and developing people to become the best version of themselves, has inspired and empowered thousands of school-age children and young adults to pursue their personal and professional goals. She has accomplished this by creating a safe space for them to move beyond the pain of their past and focus on building a brighter future. Kristen graduated from Wiley College with her Bachelors of Science in Ethical Leadership and is currently pursuing her Masters of Education in Training and Development at Wayland Baptist University.