The mission of 3D Girls, Inc. is to educate and empower young women to be advocates for themselves and their families through mentoring, prenatal and parent education, and social/emotional wellness. Our work is grounded in addressing the critical disparities that limit young women the access of educational tools, financial empowerment, and health resources that are needed to thrive.
3D Girls, Inc. began in the summer of 2012. After becoming a young mother, our founder was inspired by the mentors, teachers, and leaders who helped her accomplish her goals, and had a vision of giving back by providing mentorship opportunities to youth. Beginning with a mentorship program for eight girls, our founder and volunteers provided a variety of educational and cultural experiences. Upon graduating, many of the girls went on to college, joined the military, and/or got jobs to support their families.
Since our inception, 3D Girls, Inc. has mobilized on the ground to distribute over 200,000 diapers, wipes, blankets, and other essential baby care items to over 250 mothers, hosted over 75 sessions bringing awareness to social and emotional wellness through creativity and exploration, and have 40 mentors that educate, empower, and advocate for 132 girls participating in our after-school programs.
In 2021, we plan to launch The Rose House, which will provide a continuum of care for women and their children through transitional housing, coaching, and engagement, with a specific focus on school-aged mothers who are facing chronic homelessness, have a lack of social and emotional support or are transitioning out of DFACs Care.