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.
The vision that guides us is 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.
Since 2009, our “girls only”, school based program, EmpowHer Girls Academy, focuses on fostering more effective learners by providing social and emotional learning skills (SEL) to girls in middle school, ages 11 through 14, as they navigate their social and sexual development.
We cannot ‘do it alone’! Your support is welcome and appreciated.