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Mission: To empower girls and their families to succeed in order to protect, restore and preserve the family unit.

Results: The Girl Power Programs have helped approximately 500 Miami-Dade County public school students, therefore reducing the suspension rate of its participants by 85% and the arrest rate by a staggering 90%.

Target demographics: Low-income girls in Miami-Dade County, ages 11-17 who need after-school and alternative-to-suspension programs geared at reducing the suspension and arrest rates of middle school girls.

Geographic areas served: South Florida

Programs: Afterschool Tutoring; Alternative to Suspension; Post Arrest Diversion; Parent Support Group; Mentoring; Summer School

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Joan C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

For 15 years, I've taught thousands of children about the contributions of women musicians. I love watching their eyes light up, while singing the songs that were made popular by Ella Fitzgerald and others like her. Our organization, Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc. visits schools in the tri-county area bringing programs to enhance the musical studies of students. We would like to bring our programs to Girl Power in the near future.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Girl Power is a wonderful organization. I've volunteered on several projects and have seen, first-hand, the positive impact they have on the young girls they service. Some of these girls have no idea what self esteem is all about until they walk through the doors of Girl Power Programs. By the time they've been there a couple of days you see the difference in the attitude they have about themselves and they start to show respect for others. This is a wonderful organization, located in the heart of Miami, FL and I will continue to support them in anyway I can.