What is SHE?
SHE (She Has Everything) is a preventative education empowerment program that assists girls in developing life skills that promote personal well-being, healthy relationships, resilience, teamwork, leadership, and interest in academic success. Currently the program has a director, two program facilitators, and an advisory board.
To create an educational and inspirational environment in which girls build self-esteem, are empowered to change the dynamics in their personal relationships and the greater community, and seize control of their futures, ensuring healthy, fulfilling, and self-sufficient lives.
SHE began with the idea from Community Action Executive Director Alan Jenning’s vision to empower young girls to change the power dynamic in their lives and in the community in general. He communicated this idea to local businessman and philanthropist, Murat Guzel, who shared in this vision, and SHE was born.
2017-18 Year In Review
SHE was initiated in November 2017 at Fountain Hill Elementary School in Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania as an after-school program for fourth and fifth grade girls. The program consisted of inspiring guest speakers such as Councilwoman Olga Negron; motivational speakers Tracie Springer and Carmen Toro; School Resource Officer Stephanie Molnar who discussed safety; and VAST representatives who taught us the difference between healthy/unhealthy relationships. SHE engaged fourth and fifth grade girls with topics that included self-esteem, positive body image, leadership, bullying prevention, diversity and inclusion, and decision-making skills. SHE also contributed to a community service project in which the girls crafted cards for a local senior home. Field trips included team-building at Sky Zone indoor fun park, stimulating STEM careers at Da Vinci Science Center, inspiration for higher education Cedar Crest College, dinner at a fine restaurant, and an unforgettable trip to NYC to see Wicked on Broadway.