Mentors needed, 1,000 Women for 1,000 Girls

Posted on April 26, 2010

1,000 women needed to mentor 1,000 girls

As part of its violence reduction and prevention initiatives, Mothers In Charge, is launching a Philadelphia and tri-state area campaign called 1,000 Women for 1,000 Girls.

The campaign seeks to pair girls ages 7-17 with adult women who will provide these young ladies with positive direction and encouragement.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Mothers In Charge is a national organization comprised mostly of women who have lost loved ones to violence. Its mission is to significantly reduce violence through intervention and educational programs.

Mothers In Charge has identified a decrease in recent years of positive adult female influence in the lives of young girls. Simultaneous with this trend is an increase in female violence among teenage and preteen girls.

1,000 Women for 1,000 Girls aims to reverse that trend by providing positive influence before they have the chance to get into trouble.

An information session, and dinner hosted by PECO, will be held for women interested in becoming a mentor or volunteer on Thursday, April 29th from 6 pm-8pm at the PECO Building located 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Advanced registration is required by April 23rd to Mothers In Charge at 215-235-SAVE (7283).


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