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Foundation For Girls

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Year Founded:
2014
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Shreya Mantha - Founder and CEO
Main Address:
906 Dacavin Drive
Charlotte, NC 28226

What We Do

Foundation For Girls is a youth-led social venture. We endeavor to change the life trajectory for at-risk girls and single teen mothers through programs in financial wellness, career journey, digital literacy, and Circle of Care.

98% of the young women we work with have not had a caring adult talk to them about financial accountability, personal leadership, technical skills and a healthy mind, body, and spirit needed for both personal and professional success. That means that the likelihood of these youth getting an opportunity for economic mobility is slim and we cannot let that happen.

We partner with the young women in their journey from dependence to independence. We collaborate with many organizations in Charlotte and serve homeless, domestic violence victims, teen moms, trafficking survivors, and refugees. These young women come from different backgrounds but, like any other teenager, have many common needs.

Our Programs:

Financial Wellness:
A variety of workshops to help girls and youth develop their financial literacy & build economic independence. Each 90-minute class is a stepping stone to improving their knowledge of financial products, tools, and pitfalls; practicing skills that lead to healthy money management and hearing practical advice.

Career Journey and Leadership: Leading from the Inside Out
Becoming a leader in our own life begins with knowing who we are and what we stand for. It starts by identifying strengths, recognizing weaknesses, and understanding how one fits into the larger world we live in. In also means understanding what core values are, why they matter, and essential character traits for success in work and life.

Circle of Care:
One on One Coaching and support based on an individual needs assessment by coach.
- Health & Well-Being:
Healthy mind, body and spirit and a healthy lifestyle. Making informed and right choices for
personal and professional success. From health information sessions with doctors to visual
meditation, food therapy, and art therapy.
-Providing individually packaged nutrition-dense food for nutrition

Digitally Forward:
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills through hand-on-programming and fundamentals of technology. Our skills-based learning activities integrate the idea of learning through doing. The content that we teach our students will require them to use critical thinking skills that help them learn and grasp fundamental technology concepts. The Mobile Technology Lab helps the girls and youth by creating awareness and interest in technology while developing digital skills necessary to be savvy and productive in today’s digital economy.

Since 2014, we have worked with over 2,500 young women and invested collectively over 35,000 training and coaching hours, have over 75 dedicated volunteers and held over 656 workshops.

IMPACT OF COVID-19 - SPECIFIC NEEDS:

How We Are Impacted:
Single teen mothers whom we support are out of work and caring for an infant. The financial support has to increase twenty-fold.

Volunteer Safety: We are keeping our volunteers safe by activating our BCP plan and taking all workshops virtual. All coaching meetings are virtual and face to face meetings are on a need to meet basis.

How You Can Help - Financial Donations Requested:
Financial donations at this point will help us provide single mothers with sustenance money for rental assistance, gas, transportation, food, clothing, essentials, personal need items for themselves and their babies. We are looking for $10K in support at this time.

Interesting Info

Over 2,500 young women empowered since we started in December of 2014.
675 skills development workshops delivered.
Goal: Reach and positively impact 2,600 at risk girls and youth in the greater Charlotte area by 2020.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Virtual: Food Coordinator COVID-19
Repeats every day until Thu Dec 31 2020.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 (All day)
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VIRTUAL: Digital Literacy Coach - Working with Single Mothers
Repeats every week on Sunday and Saturday until Sun Dec 13 2020.
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00pm
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VIRTUAL: Therapist for young women with Trauma Background
Repeats every week on Sunday and Saturday until Tue Dec 08 2020.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 2:00pm
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VIRTUAL:Legal Advisor for teen moms with Trauma Background
Repeats every week on Sunday and Saturday until Tue Dec 22 2020.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 1:00pm
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VIRTUAL : Career Coach for Single Teen Mothers with Trauma Background
Repeats on the first Saturday of the month until Tue Dec 08 2020.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 2:00pm
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