About SHE

Our Story

The SHE Society Incorporated began as a conversation between teachers at a high school in Chicago’s South Shore Community. They shared their life stories with one another, and spoke about their passion for urban youth, particularly young women. As a result of the conversation they felt compelled to support young women through character education, community service and college and career preparation. They agreed that with Strength, Humility and Empowerment (SHE), young women could evolve into transformational leaders for their communities.

SHE Chicago launched at EPIC Academy September 4, 2017. Our first cohort consisted of 80 SHE Sisters. In our first year we saw a 62% reduction in disciplinary referrals as a result of our character education curriculum, along with an end of year cumulative SHE.P.A (GPA) of 3.75 due to our college and career support efforts.

Model

SHE (Strong. Humble. Empowered.) is an organization designed to support teen girls in three areas: Social and Self-Awareness, Community Activism and College and Career Preparation. We are committed to serving high performing, under resourced girls between the ages of 14 and 18 who are seeking character training, community service opportunities and college and career support. 

We provide mentoring through character education, community service opportunities and college and career planning using our comprehensive 10 month curriculum designed for teen girls by high school teachers. Our 3-9-3 model combines the 3 pillars, 9 virtues and 3 strands of SHE to provide 360 degree support to the whole young woman.