UPDATE: LUEWWD XIV: Double O LUEWWD was awesome! More than $7,500 was raised and will go towards Partners for Youth Opportunity’s Girls Empowerment Project. Thank you to everyone who attended. The contestants and entourages were incredible. Photos to be posted soon!
PYO exists to help Durham youth reach their educational and vocational potential through academic support, workforce training, mentoring and opportunities to connect with leadership and service learning.
(Look at this happy PYO crew!)
Proceeds from LUEWWD XIV will help PYO expand one of its core programs Girls Empowerment Project: cultural programming, leadership development opportunities and scholarships for girls. In addition to serving 65% girls, 62% of their families are led by single mothers. Often the involvement of one girl in the program leads to the involvement of a younger sibling or female cousins. PYO’s programming has a multigenerational impact on poverty and increases opportunity to level the playing field for many girls in Durham. YEAH!
(What a great mom-daughter pair pictured here with a lot to celebrate)
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