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Mission: Powerful Voices invites girls to realize their dreams, engage their communities and shape a more just world. We seek to ensure: Girls feel proud of who they are Girls make safe and healthy choices Girls build safe and healthy relationships Girls succeed in school and life Girls become leaders and change makers In order to achieve our vision: All girls live healthy and personally meaningful lives in a society that values them. Since 1995, Powerful Voices has been improving the lives of adolescent girls in Seattle through innovative evidence-based programs in public middle schools and in the juvenile justice system. Since starting its programs, Powerful Voices has served more than 5,000 young women in the Seattle-King County area.
Powerful Voices is unique in the Seattle area because of our focus on issues affecting adolescent girls, and because we address these issues-through girl-led, strengths-based programs. We serve: Girls ages 12-19. Powerful Voices is focused on girls most impacted by oppression and violence. In 2013, 97% of the 350 girls we served were young women of color and 71% were living with a low or very low income. Powerful Voices also engages with 200+ allies (adults and young men) each year who are interested in working in solidarity with girls to create a more just world. Through our programs: 1. Powerful Choices: School and community based groups and 1:1 support. 2. Youth Employment Program: Groups provide pre-employment skills and produce youth-led social justice projects like a Zine and presentations at our annual Girlvolution Conference. 3. Case Management: Staff work 1:1 with girls to provide prevention and intervention strategies for employment, education support, mentoring, recreational programming, and counseling. 4. Community Engagement: Activities such as our annual Girlvolution Conference, Girl Justice training, and groups at the juvenile detention center support girls and the community to work together on girl?s issues to promote equity and justice.
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