Our vision is for the most vulnerable girls in our city to complete high school with pride in themselves, their community and their culture. This will pave the way for post-secondary and career opportunities, allowing them to reach their full potential, and live healthy and fulfilling lives.
Leading the charge, inspiring the change.
When we empower girls, everyone benefits. Girls who are educated, healthy and supported can transform their communities and pass on the benefits to their children, and to their children’s children. This is our chance to support vulnerable teenage girls by helping them through their junior high years and on to high school completion.
The funds will be invested to provide the following All in for Youth wrap-around supports for girls and their families:
Counselling and mental health supports for children and families
Nutritious food programs
After school and day programs during school breaks
Parental supports including connecting families to community resources
One in five Edmonton students does not complete high school on time and for Indigenous and newcomer students, the high school dropout rate can be twice as high. The connection between high school completion and future success in life is well documented.
About Women United
Women United is an affinity group that brings together like-minded women who want to use their skills and talents to contribute to their community in a significant way. It is a network of over 70,000 female leaders worldwide who are passionate about making change happen through the empowerment of women and girls.