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2008 Grant Recepients

The Family Support Center’s S.I.S.T.E.R.S./Hermanas program is an after-school empowerment program offering comprehensive outreach, education, and mentoring for girls in upper elementary, middle, and high schools in the DC area. The program provides prevention education for at-risk behaviors, skill-building and leadership workshops, practical decision-making experience, along with volunteer and community service opportunities.

Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia employs exercise, goal setting, and mentoring to help girls realize leadership potential, build self-esteem, and hone their social skills. There is a significant commitment on behalf of coaches and participants who meet twice per week to complete a 24-lesson curriculum. Upon completion of the lessons and a 5K race, girls in the program have a tangible sense of accomplishment, with the potential that they will continue to use physical activity and positive social etiquette as a way to evolve into their best selves.

Girls in Technology (GIT), a project of Women in Technology, serves an important and underserved need for girls and young women by engaging them in technology and computer-related learning. Programs including summer camps, mentoring, and school computer clubs have helped girls in DC learn technology, math, and science, in addition to leadership skills. GIT focuses on economically and socially disadvantaged girls in an effort to ensure these girls become the next generation of professional women.

The giving must go on! If you’d like to be a well-wisher of future TSF grant recipients whose mission is in line with that of TSF, please make a tax deductible donation. Your generous support will thoughtfully improve the experiences and enhance the blossoming potential of young women in DC.