Strong Girls Inc.
Strong Girls, Inc. was developed from a drive to reduce poverty, particularly for women in Miami-Dade County where the poverty rates are higher than the National and State averages. Our program partners with schools in Miami-Dade to provide the skills and tools that young girls need to stay focused on learning. We begin in 3rd grade and provide continuous support and social and emotional skill-building to help girls stay on a path toward higher education and career. We view academic proficiency and positive social emotional development as crucial precursors to self-sufficiency. We envision our girls graduating from high school with the capacity, determination and support needed to break the cycle of poverty. Without meaningful intervention, resources and support, girls living in poverty stand to repeat the cycle, regardless of the best intentions. Strong Girls, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.