Strong Girls, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was developed from a drive to eliminate poverty, particularly for women in Miami-Dade County where the poverty rates are higher than the National and State averages. The co-founders, Virginia Akar and Doris Maya, both attended Miami-Dade County public schools and went on to become first generation college graduates. 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.
To eliminate the obstacles to higher education and career faced by girls in disadvantaged communities.
Girls will graduate from high school with the capacity, determination and support needed to break the cycle of poverty.