The Power of You Teens focuses on helping girls between the ages of 12 to 18, the important development ages when they are learning to build self-esteem, confidence and how to make smart and healthy decisions.
Challenges Today’s Teens Face
Education Inequality – Girls who come from low-income neighborhoods are often denied high quality education. Over 60% of girls of color are born to families living on low incomes.
1 in 4 girls will not graduate from high school. In school, girls of color are two to six times more likely to be suspended than white girls, with a third to half not graduating high school at all.
Like many girls, girls of color suffer sexual harassment and abuse at school, on the street, and while dating. Rather than finding systems that provide support or protection, girls of color are likely to be criminalized or ignored for the trauma they’ve suffered.
Young women of color are disproportionately not afforded opportunities available to white girls.
A recent study revealed that adults think black girls seem older and require less nurturing and protection than white girls of the same age. http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/centers-institutes/poverty-inequality/upload/girlhood-interrupted.pdf
Empowering tomorrow’s agents of change to make a positive impact in their community and the world!
Our Mission is to inspire girls to dream big and ensure they have the opportunity and resources to reach their full potential. We empower our girls to be confident, college bound and career ready to become the next generation of community leaders.
Our PowerGirls Mentorship Programs and PowerGirl Workshops have had a positive impact and influence on the lives of our PowerGirls. 100% of our PowerGirl Seniors graduated from high school in 2015, 2016, and 2017 and have gone on to college.
The Power of You Teens (POYT) has partnered with Women in Technology to bring PowerGirls an innovative program in STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. “There’s a Tech Movement for Girls and we want
Congratulations to Our 2017 PowerGirls High School Graduates! PowerGirls from L-R: Kalyn Hicks, Dejeune Davis, Amanda Christopher, Awa Sore, and Alexandra Christopher Kalyn Hicks Kalyn has been a PowerGirl since 2015. She
The PowerGirls Dance Team was invited by the New York Police Department (NYPD) to perform at the National Night Out Against Crime on August 1 in Harlem. The PowerGirls Dance Team performed a Girl Power
We encourage our PowerGirls to be confident, college bound and career ready so they can become our next generation of community leaders. When we don’t prepare our girls for a bright future, we all fail. We hope you will join our mission!