In February, Social4Good Will Help Transform
37 Girls' Spaces Into Places Where Dreams Are Made!
Today, more than 1 in 4 children under the age of 18 live in poverty in the Washington, DC area. Living in poverty is linked with a greater risk for poor academic achievement, school dropout, abuse and neglect, and behavioral and socio-emotional problems.
Space of Her Own (SOHO) seeks to close this gap by empowering vulnerable preteen girls through one-on-one mentoring, visual arts, carpentry and STEM. Each week, SOHO girls demonstrate that given strong mentor relationships and tools for self-expression and growth, they can build the strength and resilience to thrive! SOHO's program culminates in a spring space transformation where each mentor and mentee work to create a "space of her own" to sleep, study, and relax. That's where Social4Good comes in!
S4G's goal in February is to provide each of the 37 girls with new bedding and cleaning and household supplies for their families. Financial donations will provide each mentor with funds to shop with their mentee to select sheets to create each girl's dream space and items needed to support the space transformation and families.
Interested in making a financial donation? No need to sleep on it! Financial donations can be made for Space of Her Own up until the end of February. 100% of your donations through Grapevine will be used to support the work in SOHO.
Why Mentoring is Important - SOHO's philosophy: Space of Her Own embraces the concept that strong, positive, one-on-one relationships with understanding adults serve as the foundation for social and emotional growth in children. It is their belief that every child benefits from having a mentor in his or her life, and that a caring adult can help nurture and guide the child along the path to adulthood. For this reason, each mentor is matched with an individual girl in each of our programs.