It is very easy to tell girls, ‘Be strong, you are beautiful, you are capable, don’t do this, do that, don’t worry about that, who cares what others think, etc. What is missing is the idea of instilling worth. How do we raise a girl to feel she is worthy — worthy of good friends, worthy of healthy relationships, worthy of speaking her mind and of being heard, worthy of her dreams, worthy of trying something nobody else has done?
If someone doesn’t feel worthy, they might do something they don’t really want to do, because they don’t have the courage or strength to say so. They may be coming from a place of fear rather than a place of personal love, respect and power.
C.A.P.R.E.C.I.A. Cares Workshops teaches girls that they are valuable and have a voice, by giving them information and tools to use. When girls feel confident about their bodies, their intelligence, their worthiness and their sexuality, they have the opportunity to go into the world and fully express themselves — as girls, as women, as humans. If we spend too much time having conversations with ourselves about not being good enough, pretty enough, sexy enough or accepted enough, we are limiting ourselves to what we think the world thinks of us, rather than putting forth what we think of ourselves, what we find important, what we want to contribute to the world.
The primary goal of C.A.P.R.E.C.I.A. Cares Workshops is to educate, empower and inspire girls by raising awareness, developing communication skills and cultivating self respect.
Empowerment Seminars are designed to expose young girls to activities that will assist them in gaining insight about themselves and the world around them. The seminar will include an opening session, light snacks, and workshops that focus on a variety of topics including empowerment, the arts, music, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. The seminar is open to girls 10 – 17 years old and their parents/guardians.
Mentoring Girls, Creating Leaders
C.A.P.R.E.C.I.A. Cares (Committed to becoming an Ambitious young lady with a Purpose determined to Reach her goals through Empowerment, Change and Individual Aspirations) a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization founded in 2015 aimed to mentor and empower and enhance the lives of inner-city girls in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Our goal of working with girls is to allow our Women-Veteran mentors to empower young girls and foster positive motivators to equip girls with the tools to help them achieve their educational and personal goals.
By investing in the dreams of young girls, and encouraging and supporting their visions for the future, we are uplifting the quality of life for all.
Become A Mentor
Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter. Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations. Ultimately, mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development, and social and economic opportunity. Yet one in three young people will grow up without this critical asset.