Monica’s mother’s boyfriend would creep into her room at night and touch her. When the truth came out, her mother called her a liar and left with him, leaving her behind. Now the abuse will stop, but what comes next? Monica has sudden outbursts and at age 15 she reads at the 3rd grade level. Often girls like Monica are placed into programs designed for boys and they fail. The future is bleak for girls like Monica: by age 21, 80% become pregnant, 50% are unemployed, and 25% are homeless. There are no nationally accredited programs for young women like Monica.
Auberle is changing that by developing the Bloom Program, which will be the first accredited girl’s residential program in the U.S. The Bloom Program will help young women deal with their emotional injuries, gain academic support, career training and learn how to care for themselves. Support Auberle and help young girls like Monica.
Auberle is in need of dedicated volunteers and mentors for our new Bloom Program opening this March. Volunteers are asked to establish a relationship with a young girl to help empower her to become a strong, productive woman. This may include, but is certainly not limited to:
- provide academic guidance and support
- help to explore career goals and make a plan to achieve those goals
- provide ongoing support to girls in terms of decision making
- be a sounding board for girls
If interested in changing a young girl’s life, contact Auberle’s Volunteer Coordinator, Lauren Hyslop, at 412-673-5856 ext. 1257, by e-mail email@example.com or complete this online interest form http://www.auberle.org/form/id-information-becoming-volunteer