To Honor Oprah, StyleSubstanceSoul is Teaming Up with Girl Scouts San Diego to “M-Power” Girls to Prevent Domestic and Teen Dating Violence
On September 9, 2010, Oprah told the audience she was taking all 302 of us to Australia. To honor the spirit and generosity behind this once-in-a-lifetime gift, her Ultimate Viewers came together this past weekend to honor Oprah and pay it forward with a second Ultimate Day “O” Service. (You can read about the first one here.)
Over the next few days, we’ll be telling you all about the service projects that took place around the country on Saturday but we want to start by announcing our own project.
We are so excited to be partnering with Girl Scouts San Diego on M-Power U with StyleSubstanceSoul, a long-term initiative to “m-power” girls to help prevent domestic and teen dating violence.
M-Power U with StyleSubstanceSoul was inspired by 11-year-old Girl Scout Miriam Mendoza, whose 19-year old cousin, Diana Gonzalez, was brutally murdered in October 2010 at San Diego City College by Gonzalez’ estranged husband. Miriam asked StyleSubstanceSoul.com and Girl Scouts San Diego to “please help stop anything like this from ever happening again,” and we are determined to rise to the challenge.
Every study shows that empowering girls with self-confidence and knowledge is the most effective way to keep them out of abusive relationships. The word “empower” is strong and important in itself, and we are making it personal by honoring Miriam with the first initial of her name.
We are so proud to be collaborating with Girl Scouts San Diego but know we need lots of help to do this right. We are in the process of putting together an Advisory Board of experts to fulfill Miriam’s vision – just wait till you hear the names of the amazing women who are coming onboard.
We will be giving you more details as the program evolves, and we will even be launching an M-Power U section of StyleSubstanceSoul.com which will be dedicated to providing a platform for Miriam and acting as a source of information for girls and their mothers.
In the meantime, if you have expertise in any related area and would like to help with this project, please drop us a line at email@example.com. Together we can “m-power” our daughters and help put an end to domestic and teen dating violence.