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Women of Tomorrow Kicks-Off Its Eighteenth Year of Mentoring At-Risk Girls

By Women of Tomorrow

Posted on October 2, 14

 

Miami—Oct. 2, 2014— The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program kicked-off its eighteenth year of mentoring at-risk high school girls in Miami-Dade County on Tuesday, September 30th, at DB Bistro Moderne located at the J.W. Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami. New and current Mentors, School Officials and Supporters were in attendance to show their support for the program that serves 2,250 at-risk girls in 118 public high schools throughout South Florida. Women of Tomorrow serves approximately 3,500 at-risk girls in 183 public high schools in South Florida, Metropolitan Detroit and Greater Philadelphia.

Women of Tomorrow Founder and President, Jennifer Valoppi started the evening by providing program results and introducing two new schools that will be participating in the program, I-Prep and Biotech. Additionally, Women of Tomorrow Co-Founder & VP Don Browne and Women of Tomorrow Co-VP, Honorable Katherine Fernandez Rundle, spoke about the importance of the program in the community and the continuing impact it makes on the lives of thousands of girls.

The guests were given a direct example of the lasting influence of the program through Women of Tomorrow Graduate & Scholarship Recipient, Vanessa Borras, and Women of Tomorrow Mentee, Anaie Almanor. Both young women shared their stories about how the program influenced their lives and continues to positively affect them today.

The evening ended with the introduction of the new fundraising program, Girls Win, which will give supporters a platform to rally their social network to support the program through donations and social media involvement.

Notable guests included Heidi Battier, Susan Gladstone, Millinda Sinnreich, Eileen Youtie, Ferne & Daniel Toccin, Dr. Margo Brilliant, Dr. Randy Schenkman and Judge Sarah Zabel.

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.”