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Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: A Bigger Picture is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to making a lasting difference in the lives of girls in grades 7-10 through mentorship, exposure, community service and travel opportunities.

Results: -Partnered with the Forestville Boys and Girls Club and El Haynes Public Charter School -Received our first grant from Dosomething.org -Over the summer of 2011 the girls volunteered over 90 hours of community service through our program -In September 2012, A Bigger Picture, Inc. became a 501(c)(3) organization - We received a book grant from First Book DC that provided college prep materials for the girls in the program

Target demographics: Girls in grades 7-10

Geographic areas served: Washington, DC and Maryland

Programs: A Bigger Picture partners with schools and community centers to provide girls in the Washington, DC and Maryland area with: •Educational and comprehensive workshops •Exposure to new experiences through our enrichment activities •An opportunity to give back through our community service projects •Traveling opportunities In turn our girls are provided with: •Leadership, confidence and forward-thinking skills •A safe place to learn and grow outside of a traditional classroom setting •Opportunities to develop positive relationships with other students and mentors •A positive attitude towards school and academics

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter joined Bigger Picture last year. I love how the organization reinforces positive behavior and creates connections among young women. My daughter enjoyed the community service projects and the trip to New York. I believe Bigger Picture has contributed to my daughter's confidence and independence.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a journalist and have dealt with many groups like this over the years. I was impressed by the professionalism and amount of care and effort this organization gives. It is impressive to see that young women will have an outlet like this to improve themselves and grow into productive citizens.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A Bigger Picture, Inc is a non-profit organization providing developmental and mentorship programs to young girls in the Washington, D.C. area. I was very impressed with all of the wonderful opportunities offered to young girls such as workshops, leadership and self-esteem building, enrichment activities and programs to give back to the community. You couldn’t ask for a better organization that exemplifies empowering our young girls to love themselves while transitioning into confident successful young professionals.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A Bigger picture is an awesome program geared towards young girls in the DC area giving them much needed awareness on real life things that can't be taught in a classroom. I love the aspect of giving back to the community that they incorporate in their lessons. Would definitely reccomend this program to people with daughters