MISSION: The mission of C.A.P.R.E.C.I.A. Cares is to mentor and empower the lives of inner-city teen girls by teaching them to become effective change agents in their own lives.
VISION: At C.A.P.R.E.C.I.A. Cares we envision a world of powerful young ladies with endless potential who are determined and committed to reach their educational and personal goals.
C.A.P.R.E.C.I.A. Cares 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 teen girls in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Caprecia understands inner-city girls face difficult challenges like never before. Many of these girls are faced with barriers such as low self-esteem, single parent homes, drugs and violence, abusive homes, past hurts, strained family relationships, negative peer pressure, and early academic failure. All of these factors often result in poor decisions and negative behaviors these young girls exhibit in their daily lives; thus resulting in risky behavior and negative outcomes, hindering growth and limiting opportunities in life.
Our goal of working with inner-city girls is to mentor and empower, boost self-esteem, enhance life skills, influence character, instill values, 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 these young girls, and encouraging and supporting their visions for the future, we are uplifting the quality of life for all.
Meet the Team
Our girls bear witness to a society of excess and celebrity, and everything they see, thanks to a totally new world of social media, fuels their frenzied quest to be “somebody” – anybody but who they are. This sets them up for a lifetime of striving for some distorted illusion of perfection while never feeling good enough. And it’s not going away! Therefore it is vital to provide our girls with role models and mentors that can show them how to maneuver their way through the minefield of pop culture and how to emerge intact, strong, confident and fully equipped to create a life that they want – not what the media tells them they should want.
Founder & CEO
Caprecia Miller, Founder and President of C.A.P.R.E.C.I.A. Cares has extensive leadership experience from her 20 years in the United States Army. Through her own personal experiences as a teenager and young adult, participating and volunteering in various community events and programs around the world; in her spare time she found her genuine love and passion in mentoring and empowering teen girls. Her vision is to assist young girls to see themselves under the same powerful light and through participation in the C.A.P.R.E.C.I.A. Cares program; guide them to develop necessary life skills to live a life full of purpose with endless potential.
Through uplifting programs; powerful workshops, Girl Talk sessions, and seminars, Caprecia and her team provide real perspectives on issues related to at-risk teen girls and are committed to bringing out the best in each and every girl. She started C.A.P.R.E.C.I.A. Cares because she understands first-hand the many challenges, obstacles and peer pressure young girls face that often prevents them from being the successful young lady they were purposed to be.
Caprecia understands that having a tough past doesn’t mean you can’t have a positive future. She reminds girls they can accomplish any and every goal they set to achieve despite any past or current circumstance. She reminds girls “You cannot let your past, define your future” Girls are reminded they can do anything they set their mind to but they have to make the decision to chase their goals and dreams. No doubt, Caprecia will admit she learned the hard way, but she eventually learned the many secrets to becoming the woman she wanted to be. Young girls don’t have to feel hopeless, broken, and empty. Caprecia shares with girls they can choose to feel excited, energized, determined, and successful instead. The program provides mentorship and instills the life skills teenage girls need to live a life full of purpose!
Caprecia believes in leading by example. In the spirit of that belief, she holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Dallas Baptist University. She volunteers countless hours with non-profit organizations, homeless shelters, charity organizations, and schools. In addition, she has experienced the beauty of different cultures by serving as a Homestay Host for Foreign Exchange students from Mali and Cote d-Ivoire West Africa, introducing them to life in America.
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Become A Mentor
A key goal of C.A.P.R.E.C.I.A. Cares is to provide caring and supportive adult female mentors for teen girls. Mentoring relationships offer girls the potential to overcome hurdles, cope with problems, and learn basic skills necessary for a productive, healthy adulthood. Throughout the program, experienced mentors are assigned to each girl to help guide them along their journey. Our mentors provide the necessary coaching and teaching to assist at-risk teen girls in making responsible decisions that will lead to positive outcomes.