Ayuda Miami

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

MIAMI, March 1, 2006 – AYUDA (Adults and Youth who are Underserved Deserve Attention), a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting underserved and/or at-risk families in Miami-Dade County through education, life-skills training, and programs that support self-sufficiency, received a $3,750.00 grant from the Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade County to support the Girls Reach High Leadership Program.

The Girls Reach High program is focused on helping young women from 13 to 18 years of age who exhibit negative patterns of behavior and empowering them by being taught leadership skills. To illustrate AYUDA’s effort toward the Girls Reach High Leadership Program, during last year’s funding cycle, a presentation was given to the girls about upper academic education to learn skills such as hand shaking, dressing for work, and preparing for interviews. The speakers, Abigail Kogan and Marcela Tribble, advised the girls on different career opportunities, job opportunities, how to handle difficult situations at work, job search strategies, and weighing a job offer.

“The idea of the Girls Reach High Leadership Program is to provide instruction on healthy decision-making skills.” expressed Jeannette Egozi, AYUDA’s Executive Director. “AYUDA sought after the Women’s Fund grant with the goal of improving the young girls’ self-esteem and creating the desire for positive change and growth; as well as define career goals and increase self and social responsibility.”

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