Investing in girls and Women of
SINGLE PARENT HOUSEHOLDS
Statistically, The Fatherless Are More Likely To...
A fatherless daughter is a girl whose father is absent, unattached, or unavailable. This could be due to loss of father from; death, divorce, abandonment, incarceration, deployment, addiction, terminal illness, abuse, geography, or emotional absence.
Above all children need our unconditional love- whether they succeed or make mistakes
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
– Frederick Douglas
A fathers’ hurt is not a child’s responsibility.
God is a father to the fatherless and a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.
-Michael J Fox
It takes a village to raise a child.
– African Proverb
Every father bears a fundamental obligation to do right by their children.
Kids have a hole in their soul in the shape of their father, when a father is unwilling or unable to fill that hole, it can leave a wound not easily healed.
Good father’s do 3 things: they provide, they nurture, and they guide.
To mentor and support girls and their parents who reside in single parent households.
A world where all girls feel valued and encouraged by adults who actively invest in them
To support and mentor at-risk girls in Spartanburg who are without an active father
RELATIONSHIPS MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE
Girls’ relationships shape their identity. The healthy bonds between mentee and mentors help foster immediate and long-term benefits helping girls reach their full potential.
(Bloom Upstate’s mentors can be married couples or women)
COMPLETING SCHOOL & PREPARING FOR COLLEGE
71% of high school dropouts come from fatherless homes. Education is the key to change life’s trajectory. Tutoring reduces the achievement gap and enhances our young women’s development.
HELPING GIRLS KNOW THEY ARE NOT ALONE
Peer groups enable girls to be their authentic selves in a creative environment. When girls or a sisterhood can voice their ideas and opinions in a safe place it allows them to strengthen their critical thinking skills, elevate their confidence, and boost their self-esteem.
HELPING MOTHERS & PARENTAL FIGURES
Nearly 20 million children live in single-family homes. Bloom recognizes the importance of family and helps connect families to vital community resources to empower and encourage them to a path of independence.