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Sistas of Promise

Our Purpose

 

provide support and resources to these young adults as they navigate the complexities of aging out of foster care, helping them build a foundation for a brighter future.

About Us


Our primary focus is personal growth and sustainability for females 18– 21 aging out of foster care.  Personal growth and development is a transformational process, in which improvements are made in your physical, emotional, intellectual, professional, social, and/or financial state.

 

Sistas are encouraged to make five promises to themselves, that often hinder women’s success:

· Use your voice wisely,

· Have a healthy presence,

· Craft your own narrative,

· Seize upon secure and stable opportunities, and

· Make use of internal and external resources.

Program Services

 

The SOP cohort is anchored in the five SMART goals. SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and within a Time Frame.

 

Our deliverables are:
Life Coaching, Social, Economic, and Physical Well-being Vignettes, Access to Workforce Preparedness, Behavioral Health Services,  Affordable Housing, 
and The Annual “Our Mind Our Voices”  Awards Event.

The Stats

More than 23,000 children will age out of the US foster care system every year after reaching the age of 18, 20% of the children who were in foster care will become instantly homeless. 

  • Only 1 out of every 2 foster kids who age out of the system will have some form of gainful employment by the age of 24.

  • There is less than a 3% chance for children who have aged out of foster care to earn a college degree at any point in their life.

  • 7 out of 10 girls who age out of the foster care system will become pregnant before the age of 21. The percentage of children who age out of the foster care system and still suffer from the direct effects of PTSD: 25%.

  • 8% of the total child population of the United States is represented by reports of abuse that are given to authorities in the United States annually.

The Our Minds Our Voices Sistas of Promise initiative aims to provide scholarships to young women aging out of the Foster Care System. Your support helps a growing network of young women between the ages of 18-21 transitioning to independence.

 Thank you for your contribution, no amount is too large or too small.


"Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set her free."
 

-Michelangelo-

Sistas of Promise (SOP) an initiative under the umbrella of Our Minds Our Voices (OMOV), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization designated by the Internal Revenue Service.

OMOV and SOP are coordinated entirely by a community of women in business, education, philanthropy, activism and girls' work, who hold deep roots in women empowerment an a legacy of entreprenuership.

OMOV Board of Directors makes the plight of  females “aging out” of foster care a priority and works to change how young women are viewed and supported through their journey into adulthood after being in foster care. Spearheaded by women for girls, we are shaping our own destiny....changing the future of disenfranchised girls, families and society.
Sistas of Promise
A Progam of Our Minds Our Voices
Aura Galleria | 3742 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd |Durham, NC 
919-419-9868
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