To celebrate Giving Tuesday, 10% of our profits today will benefit the Step Up Women’s Network, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that changes the lives and future careers of girls in under-resourced communities by providing critical mentorship and resources.
Step Up believes all girls should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential. The nonprofit propels girls from under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused and ready to join the next generation of professional women.
Not only does Step Up propel girls on the rise, it also gives professional women the opportunity to connect with each other in support of a critical shared mission. The nonprofit therefore embodies two of our core goals: inspiring sisterhood and raising a generation of self-loving women, who chose themselves each and every day. So far, Step Up is in five states and 30 schools. Let's help them grow.
Here are five things you should know about Step Up:
- Teens with a mentor are 55% more likely to graduate college. Of the students Step Up served in 2016, 98% of seniors graduated and went on to attend college.
- Not only does Step Up help girls get to college, it helps them stay there. Teens who participated in more years of Step Up stayed in college at higher rates than their peers.
- Step Up leverages the power of group mentorship, because studies show it has the greatest impact when it comes to social and emotional learning. Step Up introduces girls to diverse women in various industries who’ve made different choices to showcase the opportunities available to this next generation of professional women.
- Step Up’s work doesn’t stop once girls reach college. Upon graduation, Step Up alumnae enter a peer network of professional women who continue to serve as mentors as Step Up graduates become young professionals.
- Over 80% of funds raised for Step Up go directly to programming. The organization is incredibly transparent and shares annual tax returns and audit results on its website.