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SAS Senior Selected to Speak at Women of Tomorrow Kickoff Event

SAS Senior Selected to Speak at Women of Tomorrow Kickoff Event

Miami, November 4, 2014 -
Photo 1 from left: Women of Tomorrow President Jennifer Valoppi, SAS Senior Anaie Almonor, and Heidi Battier (wife of former Miami Heat Forward Shane Battier).

Photo 2 from left: SAS Senior Anaie Almonor with Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle

The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program kicked-off its eighteenth year of mentoring at-risk high school girls in Miami-Dade County last month at DB Bistro Moderne located at the J.W. Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami. New and current Mentors, School Officials and Supporters were in attendance to show their support for the program that serves 2,250 at-risk girls in 118 public high schools throughout South Florida. Women of Tomorrow serves approximately 3,500 at-risk girls in 183 public high schools in South Florida, Metropolitan Detroit and Greater Philadelphia.

Women of Tomorrow Founder and President, Jennifer Valoppi started the evening by providing program results and the Honorable Katherine Fernandez Rundle, spoke about the importance of the program in the community and the continuing impact it makes on the lives of thousands of girls.

The guests were given a direct example of the lasting influence of the program through Women of Tomorrow Graduate & Scholarship Recipient, Vanessa Borras, and Women of Tomorrow Mentee and School for Advanced Studies senior, Anaie Almanor. Both young women shared their stories about how the program influenced their lives and continues to positively affect them today.

Founder & President, Jennifer Valoppi says: “I believe one of the most effective ways to break the cycles of violence, poverty and abuse, is to uplift the young women who will raise the next generation. It all stops here. Women of Tomorrow is one of the most unique and powerful organizations of its kind anywhere. Our amazing mentors are the reason for our tremendous success in getting at-risk young girls to overcome their obstacles and live up to their full potential.”

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