Rating: 5 stars 1 1 review
Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services, Crime & Law
Location: 1620 18th Ave Ste 100 Seattle WA 98122 USA
Programs: Powerful Voices operates two core programs for adolescent girls in the Seattle/King County region.The STAGES (Strength Through All-Girl Education and Support) program serves girls in and at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system. STAGES includes the following four components:1. Juvenile Detention Health and Wellness group and individual referral and support services.2. Weekly CHANGE (Community, History, and Action Networking Girls to Elevate) groups at local high schools.3. Case management/youth advocacy.4. Seven-week DYVAS (Develop Your Voice and Speak) summer employement program.The Girls RAP (Rights! Action! Power!) program serves girls in Seattle area middle schools. Girls RAP provides:1. Weekly after-school groups and individual mentoring.2. Powerful Choices health class and individual referral and support services.3. Three-week-long summer leadership camp.4. Monthly alumnae group.5. Community outreach activities.One of the hallmarks of our programs is that we bring together girls of diverse ages, ethnicities, incomes and experiences.
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I joined the board of Powerful Voices this year and have been continually impressed with the commitment, professionalism and discipline of the executive director, Jane Hinton. I have also had the chance to meet PV staff and girls and young women served by the organization a the recent Girlvolution event, a girl-organized and run 1 day conference on issues important to girls and women. I attended a workshop on preventing bullying and LGBTQ issues. Both were girl-run. I found the workshops thought provoking and well organized. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve this organization that is helping build strong, healthy girls who will become strong, healthy women.
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