SHAPING HER EARTH
Our mission is to equip young women of color with the tools to claim space, uplift their communities, grow their talents and use their voices to affect positive change in their lives and the lives of others.
Who Is She?
SHE is a 501c3, social impact organization that mentors, empowers and invests in young women of color. We believe every girl has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. However not every girl is given a fair shot to activate her limitless potential. This is especially true for young women of color. Through mentorship, public service, enrichment programs, and personal development retreats, SHE creates a community and safe space for all young women to amplify their authentic voices, grow and contribute their talents, and powerfully transform their lives and communities.
We work to encourage Positive Identity and Well-being. SHE Cares provides tools for mental wellness, self-care and self- esteem building. Using this platform to facilitate conversations surrounding prevalent struggles among young women, SHE Cares enables young women to fiercely redefine girlhood and dismantle damaging societal standards of beauty that detour them from being their unique selves.
Lead Through Service
We strive to develop Leadership through Service.
An essential component of Shaping Her Earth is the call to serve the community, both locally and abroad. By providing opportunities to share their their commitment to service, build community relationships, and effect change, our SHE leaders are molded into change agents. Their leadership brings vitality, creativity and courage for social change!
powerful & positive mentorship
Mentoring Matters! It creates meaningful connections that positively impact the lives of both mentor and mentee. Our SHE mentees are more likely to see improved academic, social, and economic prospects. Our collegiate SHE mentors are able to further build important leadership, management and creative skills, while giving back to their community.
Today, girls throughout the country continue to face real and profound challenges. Black and Brown girls in the U.S. are uniquely affected by poverty, high-risk communities, and face stunning exposure to violence, victimization, and sexual assault. SHE works to empower, guide and curate safe spaces for this demographic as they enter high school and matriculate college.
What Does SHE Do?
After teaching Special Education in an under-resourced and gang populated neighborhood in the South Bronx, I saw more than ever a need for teaching love, self acceptance, social responsibility and healthy decision making. My 6th graders were dealing with teen pregnancy, gang violence, abuse and sadly, had no support. I saw promise without preparation and guidance. SHE began out of a need to mentor and create a safe space for these youth.
I've always believed youth empowerment organizations are the incubators for the civic leaders and stewards of tomorrow. They are holistic means of educating and engaging youth in our society. I'm confident that with access and guidance SHE will empower a generation of girls to boldly shape their destinies by daring to shape the world in which they live.