A Non-Profit Mentoring Organization For College and Careers
A Non-Profit Mentoring Organization For College and Careers

Donate to Girls Prep today! Your donation goes directly to supporting the development of college-bound young women.

 

Girls Prep, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, incorporated in the state of Maryland. Donations to Girls Prep will be tax-deductible to the full extent of the law prior to the close of 2018.

 

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Want to Become a Member?

Please contact us at: info@girlsprepnow.org or fill out our contact form via our contact us page.

 

Office Phone:

202-642-9363

 

Office Location:

1629 K. St. NW

Suite 300

Washington D.C. 20006

 

Mailing Address:

Girls Prep, Inc.

P.O. Box 1600

10227 Wincopin Cir Ste G11

Columbia, MD 21044

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Our partners consist of organizations that support Girls Prep in sharing resources or ideas. We also consider organizations or individual donor(s) who give a minimum of $1,000 per year as our partner. We invite you to join our community of highly engaged supporters. Begin changing the world one girl at a time by supporting their college efforts. Take a look at our reader resources and online community to see how you can get involved.

Your donation helps to solve for the digital divide in our communities!

 

 

It's never too late to invest in the education of women. Please complete the contact us form for more information or make a donation online today!

 

Mentoring International

 

Mentoring International is looking for committed and dedicated mentors who want to inspire and support underprivileged youth in El Salvador and Panama in 2015.

Selected mentors will help high school students in 2015 achieve their academic and professional goals through our online platform www.mentoringinternational.org.

 

The Program aims to achieve the following objectives:

- Motivate students to finish their high school studies

- Help students decide what they would like to study after finishing their high school

- Provide support in the application process to higher education institutions and/or scholarships

- Help improve the English knowledge of the students

 

The requirements to participate as a mentor are the following:

- Be interested in mentoring a student and provide academic and professional guidance for at least 10 months (March 2015 through December 2015)

- Have completed technical or university studies

- Live outside of the student's country

- Have an advanced proficiency of English

- Be between the ages of 23 and 40 years

- Be willing to dedicate time to mentor a student (between 3 and 4 hours per month)

- Have access to internet

- Be selected to be a mentor by the Coordination Committee of the Mentoring Program.

If you would like to participate in this Program, please complete the attached application and send it to info@mentoringinternational.org by January 23, 2015. Should you have any questions about the Program and/or the application process, you can send an email to the above email address.

Further information about the Program is available in our website: www.mentoringinternational.org and our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mentoringinternational

 

Arise & Flourish, a nonprofit organization, helps those who struggle with alcoholism and addiction, including individuals and their families. Arise & Flourish brings together like-minded organizations and individuals to share ideas and information concerning the critical social needs created by alcohol and drug dependency in the Washington Metro area. Arise & Flourish advances specific solutions for those needs through prevention, education, fundraising, and issue awareness-building activities.

 

Arise & Flourish focuses primarily on prevention through awareness. We will use social media such as Facebook and Twitter to reach younger audiences. We will use current available information in relation to addiction to increase the younger generation’s awareness. We will build a website with this information and update this information in a timely manner to voice our intention of prevention. Consider the following:

 

- According to the National Institute of Drug Addiction (NIDA), 14.8% of high school seniors used a prescription drug (perhaps even one not prescribed for them) for non-medical reasons during the past year.

 

- According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), national data suggest that, by age 18, 70% of teenagers will have tried alcohol.

 

- Opioid deaths have nearly doubled between 2001 and 2010, largely because the number of people using both prescription and illicit opioids has been on the rise.

 

- Approximately 60,000 residents in the District of Columbia are addicted to alcohol and other drugs. A household survey revealed that rates of addiction in the District were nearly double those of the U.S. The primary drug of dependence in the District is alcohol. In 2006 and 2007, cocaine/crack, marijuana, and heroin continued to be the primary illicit drugs in Washington, D.C. The use of PCP continued to fluctuate, and the growth of heroin use is believed to be due to the increased cost of prescription drugs.

 

- According to the Office of Adolescent Health (which published the results of a 1991-2011 study in 2012), the use of alcohol and other drugs in Maryland among high school students compared to the national average is alarming. Also, the percentage of those aged 12-17 who needed — but did not receive — treatment for substance abuse impacts negatively on every aspect of our society. The staggering costs of chemical addictions include violence, crime, overburdened healthcare and other service systems, higher healthcare costs, and reduced productivity.

 

The missions of Arise & Flourish are to educate, to prevent abuse, to help those in need get treatment, and to provide financial support for those in need of treatment. It is Arise & Flourish’s intention to solicit donations, raise funds, and seek partnerships with a wide variety of organizations on a local level.

After 40 years of fighting for the health, education and financial stability of our community, the United Way of the National Capital Area continues the fight with more strength and commitment than ever. Because at United Way NCA, we know what happens when people truly pull together. Lives are changed. Homes are saved. Education advances. Health improves. Hope rises.

Uniting more than 504 partner nonprofits, as well as corporate and community partners, we’re committed to creating a strong, vibrant community with excellent schools, good health, safe neighborhoods and jobs that pay a livable wage.

Each year we raise approximately $30 million that goes directly to the eight regions we serve: Alexandria, Arlington, District of Columbia, Fairfax/Falls Church, Loudoun County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and Prince William County.

By investing in the most effective programs and services, we’re tackling the area’s most complex social challenges every day. Through Community Impact grants to our partner nonprofit organizations, the funds we raise are directed to the most critical areas of need.

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