Why Include Girls in STS?

More than one occasion I have been asked: “Why are we now including girls in an organization that has historically mentored fatherless boys?”

My reply:

Our vision must grow to include more than mentoring fatherless boys, and it must become greater than delivering a globally educated workforce. Our goal must expand to empower children, both boys, and girls, to realize their value and potential that begins to erase the real and imagined boundaries in their lives and to support them in the pursuit of their dreams.

To accomplish this, every staff member, mentor, and volunteer must be intentional with connecting their efforts to the grand and eternal purpose for every child’s life. And today we have a beautiful opportunity to provide a critical infusion of support aimed at changing and empowering the lives of precious children as demonstrated in this short 16-second video.

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