Since its establishment in 1997, Women of Tomorrow has empowered many young women and helped them find strength they did not know they had. Founded by television journalist and author Jennifer Valoppi and now-retired Telemundo President Don Browne, the Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program has a mission to give at-risk girls the support they need to succeed.
After 18 years, the program continues to fulfill its mission not only to inspire at-risk young girls, but also to motivate and empower them to live up to their full potential. This goal is accomplished through scholarship opportunities and a unique mentoring program with highly accomplished professional women. Today, the Women of Tomorrow network consists of more than 500 mentors, guiding 3,500 young women in 183 public high schools across South Florida, metropolitan Detroit and greater Philadelphia.
The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program inspires each of these young women through their stories, experiences and advice of its mentors, helping them to see they have the power to make a difference in the world. The program provides the support these girls need to overcome obstacles by instilling confidence and creating opportunities that lead to success, establishing a better future for them and their families.
As a result of the program, every year, more and more girls are successfully completing high school and seeking higher education opportunities. Most importantly, these girls have come to see themselves in a different light. They are no longer pushed aside into a shadow where being successful and accomplished women is just a dream; now it is a reality.