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Outreach Program

Soar to Success

Our Friends Place is furthering its mission of empowering young women to break the generational cycles of abuse, neglect, homelessness and poverty by developing and implementing a new non-residential outreach program in the community at high schools, local colleges and universities, and after-school programs. The SOAR to Success program works with young women in the community to build knowledge of personal StrengthsOpportunities for growth, building Allies and resources, and developing Resiliency. The SOAR to Success program supports young women in working to grow their savings, further their education, build resources and connections, and learn necessary life skills to help them build more stable and successful futures.

In this program, we build skills around:

  • Managing Finances and Budgeting

  • Getting, Keeping and Maintaining a Job

  • Learning how to research, budget for, and obtain affordable housing

  • Physical and mental health

  • Educational opportunities and study skills

  • Building a deeper understanding of their inherent strengths and abilities

SOAR to Success intends to ensure participants are aware of:

  • Educational opportunities available to them

  • Know how to successfully progress educationally

  • Increase job related skills

  • Increase understanding and ability to reach housing stability

  • Increase financial literacy

  • Increase understanding and movement toward living a mentally and physically healthy life

  • Increasing participants' competencies needed to plan, execute, and meet long-term goals

For more information on SOAR to Success Program contact Libby Woolverton.