In honor of National Mentoring Month, we want to spread the word about a truly inspirational organization. Step Up is a nonprofit that gives women an opportunity to get involved in their communities and make a difference in the lives of high school girls from under-resourced communities. The organization believes that all girls should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential.
To empower the girls enrolled in its programs, Step Up recruits women from various industries and experiences to serve as mentors. Using a group mentorship model where girls learn from many different women over the course of the school year, the organization holds both after-school programs at partner high schools and evening and weekend mentoring programs.
After just one year of Step Up after-school programs, teens are more confident and place a higher value on getting a college degree.
If a girl has someone to turn to, she's less likely to drop out of school. Help Step Up ensure every girl has a mentor. Sign up to receive Step Up email to learn how you can help here.
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