Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – February 3, 2015 The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Programis holding a College Panel Discussion at Carver High School of Engineering and Science in Philadelphia on Tuesday, February 3rd at 9 am. Kandyse Samuel, a Graduate of Women of Tomorrow who currently attends University of Pennsylvania with a scholarship that she received from Women of Tomorrow; Mentors Stephanie Stahl & Dr. Susan Taylor; as well as 25 Mentees will be in attendance. The group panel discussion will focus on college life and will help current Mentees make better plans for higher education.
The Women of Tomorrow program is unique in that it has highly professional women who serve as role models to young women. The results are unprecedented: a 95% high school graduation rate nationwide, compared to 57% for a similar demographic. During the 2014 – 2015 school year, the program is serving approximately 3,500 at-risk girls in 183 high schools, nationwide. The program is operating in 9 schools in Greater Philadelphia with over 40 high-achieving, professional women Mentors who serve 160 girls.
The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program has been recognized on the floor of U.S. Congress 8 times and has been ranked a 4-Star Charity by Charity Navigator for three consecutive years, an achievement reached by only 12% of the more than 7,000 charities rated nationally. Over $4 million in college scholarships have been awarded to help young women pursue an advanced education.
Women of Tomorrow’s Greater Philadelphia Advisory Committee consists of Beth Arnholt, Bonnie Eisner, Carol Kauffman, Charisse Lillie, Judge Marjorie Rendell, Stephanie Stahl, Dr. Susan Taylor andHonorable Risa Vetri Ferman.
Founder & President, Jennifer Valoppi says: “I believe one of the most effective ways to break the cycles of violence, poverty and abuse, is to uplift the young women who will raise the next generation. It all stops here. Women of Tomorrow is one of the most unique and powerful organizations of its kind anywhere. Our amazing mentors are the reason for our tremendous success in getting at-risk young girls to overcome their obstacles and live up to their full potential.”
About Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program
Women of Tomorrow was conceived in 1997 by Television Journalist Jennifer Valoppi and co-founded with Don Browne, retired Telemundo Network President. The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program is designed to inspire, motivate and empower at-risk young women to live up to their full potential through a unique mentoring program with highly accomplished professional women and scholarship opportunities. Women of Tomorrow currently mentors approximately 3,500 at-risk girls in 183 public high schools in South Florida, Metropolitan Detroit and Greater Philadelphia with its network of over 500 Mentors. Research shows that Women of Tomorrow Mentees have increased self-esteem, a 95% high school graduation rate, and increased academic performance each year they are in the program, to a statistically significant degree. Women of Tomorrow has awarded over $4 million in college scholarships to more than 1,400 mentees. For more information, call 305.371.3330 or visit http://www.womenoftomorrow.org.