The number of girls in DC's juvenile justice system is rising, and national estimates suggest that more than 75% have a history of trauma. Getting these girls on the path to productive, rewarding lives requires a holistic approach and Young Ladies of Tomorrow has one. Serving court-involved girls and those at risk of involvement, YLOT focuses not only on changing delinquent behavior, but on healing from trauma and preparing for success. Through one-on-one and group mentoring, girls develop positive relationships with caring adults and build connections with their peers, while also learning to develop coping skills, make good decisions, and improve academically. A six-week workforce development program helps girls prepare for jobs and careers, and includes daily workshops, community service days, and mini-internships. A summer retreat empowers participants to process their pasts, while fun group activities from etiquette workshops to mother-daughter teas build community and an invaluable sense of self-worth. As a result, arrests drop and hopes rise. Let's help lift up this community of girls in need.

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