Combating teen
pregnancy in LA

Educating teen girls and empowering them
to make positive life choices.

 

Turn adversity
into opportunity

Giving girls the tools to not only overcome
challenges but to learn from them and thrive.

 

Helping teen girls
find their voice

Creating a safe space where girls express their feelings,
share ideas, and speak their mind without judgment.

Combating teen pregnancy in LA

Educating teen girls and empowering them to make positive life choices.

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How we Empow(er)Her

Our vision that guides us

At EmpowHer, we’re focused on the eradication of the dropout epidemic among Los Angeles high school students, especially low-income, minority girls in our city’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods. Only 50 percent of inner-city girls – one out of every two – graduates on time. We aim to change that to zero percent.

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Our Mission

EmpowHer Institute’s mission is to empower marginalized girls and young women by providing the skills necessary through education, training and mentorship to enable them to become confident, career and college ready.

We cannot do it alone! Your support is welcome and appreciated.

Volunteer Opportunities

Building Confidence
  • Motivational Speakers
  • Self-Esteem Building Curriculum
  • Leadership and Public Speaking Opportunities
Capabilities
  • Communication Skills Development
  • Critical Thinking Skills Development
  • Conflict Resolution Skills Development
Building Character
  • Teaching Personal Accountability
  • Teaching Respect for Self and Others
  • Valuing Integrity
College & Career Readiness
  • College Campus Visits
  • College Preparation Workshops
  • College Tour Scholarships
  • Exposure to Careers in Diverse Industries
Real impact. From real girls.

EmpowHer’s reach goes above and beyond, touching the lives of Los Angeles’ underserved female population.

Confidence

75% report that they are more confident as a result of the EmpowHer program

Grades

92% maintained or improved their grades

Persistence

93% will try again if they do not succeed the first time

Abstinence

99% are abstinent

Betty LaMarr

Betty LaMarr

Founder/Chief Executive Officer

Ruth M. Simeon

Ruth M. Simeon

Board Chair

Velonne Atkins

Velonne Atkins

Vice President

Tiana Sanchez

Tiana Sanchez

Secretary

Claudia Alleyne, M.D.

Claudia Alleyne, M.D.

Treasurer

Mary Sadeghi, M.D.

Mary Sadeghi, M.D.

Director

EmpowHer Institute is guided by a talented and dedicated group of leaders in business, finance, consulting and the practice of medicine.

Get to know our leaders

How we Empow(er)Her

Our vision that guides us

We’re focused on the eradication of the dropout epidemic among Los Angeles high school students, especially low-income, minority girls in our city’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods. Only 50 percent of inner-city girls – one out of every two – graduates on time. We aim to change that to zero percent.

View our girls programs

Our Mission

EmpowHer Institute’s mission is to empower marginalized girls and young women by helping them gain the skills necessary through education, training and mentorship to become confident, career or college ready.

We cannot do it alone! Your support is welcome and appreciated.

Building Confidence

  • Motivational Speakers
  • Self-Esteem Building Curriculum
  • Leadership and Public Speaking Opportunities

Building Character

  • Teaching Personal Accountability
  • Teaching Respect for Self and Others
  • Valuing Integrity

Capabilities

  • Communication Skills Development
  • Critical Thinking Skills Development
  • Conflict Resolution Skills Development

College & Career Readiness

  • College Campus Visits
  • College Preparation Workshops
  • College Tour Scholarships
  • Exposure to Careers in Diverse Industries

Our Impact

Real impact. From real girls.

EmpowHer’s reach goes above and beyond, touching the lives of Los Angeles’ underserved female population.

Confidence

75% report that they are more confident as a result of the EmpowHer program

Grades

92% maintained or improved their grades

Persistence

93% will try again if they do not succeed the first time

Abstinence

99% are abstinent

Our Leadership

EmpowHer Institute is guided by a talented and dedicated group of leaders in business, finance, consulting and the practice of medicine.

Betty LaMarr

Betty LaMarr

Founder/Chief Executive Officer

Ruth M. Simeon

Ruth M. Simeon

Board Chair

Velonne Atkins

Velonne Atkins

Vice President

Tiana Sanchez

Tiana Sanchez

Secretary

Claudia Alleyne, M.D.

Claudia Alleyne, M.D.

Treasurer

Mary Sadeghi, M.D.

Mary Sadeghi, M.D.

Director

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Taking responsibility for themselves in a positive way.

An empowered girl is in touch with her voice. She recognizes that her voice matters, that she matters. An empowered girl has the confidence to express herself in the company of her peers as well as adults. She knows that she can do and be anything she sets her mind to.

Learn about their stories

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View our EmpowHer Leaders Academy Program

View our EmpowHer STEM Program

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