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Advocates for Adolescent Mothers
September 26, 2012

There are so many amazing reviews of AFAM as an organization (all of which I agree with 100%) that I want to take a minute and talk about its founder - Lillian Harris. I met Ms. Harris at a conference earlier this year and was blown away by her passion, courage, and determination. She is as wonderful a person as she is a leader. There are a lot of great non-profits out there but it is rare that you find an organization with a great mission, great services, AND an awe-inspiring leader! Kudos to AFAM. I wish them continued success in all that they do.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public

Sadie Nash Leadership Project
March 30, 2011

SNLP was probably one of the most formative experiences of my post-graduate life. As a Duke graduate with a degree in Women's Studies and Sociology and a passion for social change, finding this organization was truly a blessing! As a Dean I was responsible for the close supervision and mentoring of a small group of young women, supporting their growth directly during short sessions three days a week and indirectly throughout their time in the program. Additionally, I acted as a co-teacher for one of the core programmatic courses: Power, Identity and Privilege. I supported my faculty member in creating and executing innovative and engaging curriculum that challenged our students to critically examine inequalities that exist, and understand how we can be allies and/or speak from our experiences of oppression o fight for a better world. I learned as much as the participants that summer. Every young woman should have the opportunity to participate in a program like this one!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

At the end of the summer, myself and the young ladies I worked with had all significantly extended our "comfort zones" and made a diverse new set of friends.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Every year the summer institute is house in a different location because the SNLP office space cannot accommodate the amount of young women or the programs office. In an ideal world, SNLP would have a physical space that was representative of its programming and impact.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Summer Dean.