Investing In Girls & Young Women Who Are

FATHERLESS

Ending generational patterns of fatherlessness by connecting children with caring, invested adults and helping them create positive bonds.
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Statistically, The Fatherless Are More Likely To...

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DROP OUT OF SCHOOL (9x)

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LIVE IN POVERTY (4x)

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BECOME PREGNANT AS A TEEN (8x)

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FALL INTO SUBSTANCE ABUSE (10x)

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COMMIT SUICIDE (2x)

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BECOME INCARCERATED (20x)

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, emotional absence.

OUR MISSION

To support and mentor at-risk girls in Spartanburg who are without an active father

OUR VISION

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.

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