Annual Kick-Off Cocktail for Broward County Mentors & Supporters
Fort Lauderdale—Oct. 17, 2014— The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program kicked-off its 18th year of mentoring at-risk high school girls in Broward County on Thursday, October 16th, at Grille 401 on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. 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 opened the floor to have current mentors Neki Mohan, Nancy Olson, Karen Tynes, and Robyn Perlman, and speak about their experiences with the Women of Tomorrow program.
The guests were given a direct example of the lasting influence of the program through Women of Tomorrow Graduate Typhanie Stewart. She shared her story about how the program influenced her life and continues to positively affect her today.
The evening ended with Robbin Newman introducing the new fundraising program, GIRLS WIN, which will give supporters a platform to rally their social network to support Women of Tomorrow through donations and social media involvement.
Notable guests included News anchor for WPLG ABC 10 Neki Mohan, Principle of CoreStrategies for Nonprofits, Inc. Robyn Perlman, Attorney Robbin Newman, Engagement Specialist at Cengage Learning Shani Robinson, and News anchor for WPVJ NBC 6 Trina Robinson.
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 92% 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.
Women of Tomorrow has been recognized on the floor of Congress 8 times and is ranked as one of the top nonprofits in the country by independent ranking agency Charity Navigator. For more information, call 305.371.3330 or visit http://www.womenoftomorrow.org.