Sonya McKinzie

Sonya McKinzie, Girls of Virtue Empowered

Date grant awarded: 6/27/2017

Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation is an organization that aspires to empower and encourage young girls from underprivileged communities and/or who have witnessed domestic violence in their homes. Girls of Virtue Empowered was founded by Sonya McKinzie to provide preteen and teenage girls with resources for building their self confidence, self-respect, and self-awareness about domestic violence, while educating them on how to avoid and deal with abusive situations. The program is also focuses on helping them build relationships with peers that are both positive and healthy.