Mentoring Girls, Creating Leaders
Founded in 2015, Caprecia Cares is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization aimed to empower and enhance the lives of at-risk girls in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. The program is built on a strong partnership with Women-Veteran mentors.
Our goal is to foster positive motivators to equip girls with the tools to help them achieve their educational and personal goals. The program curriculum focuses on self‑esteem, self-confidence, self-worth, self-respect, and life skills. By investing in the lives of young girls and encouraging and supporting their visions for the future, we are uplifting the quality of life for all.
Who we Serve
Caprecia Cares partners with families and schools in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Our program is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of each girl. Previous partnership in the community includes Charles-Hart Middle School, Maya Angelou Public Charter School, and Whittier Education Campus in Washington, D.C.
Issues Girls Face
It’s hard to be a girl. Girls and boys deal with many of the same issues; however, there are certain issues unique to the experience of growing up as a girl in this society. Girls today are exposed to sexual violence and abuse, domestic violence, relationship violence, unplanned pregnancy, drug use and abuse, direct and indirect gang involvement, involvement with the criminal justice system, poverty, influential media exposure, unrealistic and unhealthy body expectations, and inhibiting gender expectations.
The alarming statistic that one out of every six women in America will be a victim of sexual assault sometime in her life, as noted by Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network, is motivation enough to pay serious attention to girls.
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.