Last Thursday, May 30, the graduates of the 2012–13 Space of Her Own program in Old Town gathered with their mentors and family to celebrate a year of fun and hard work.
Space of Her Own is an arts-based mentorship program that pairs fifth-grade girls with adult mentors for lessons on art and life skills, special outings, and concludes with a bedroom renovation for each SOHO girl. The program started in 2003 as a partnership between the City of Alexandria’s Court Service Unit and The Art League, and became a nonprofit in 2011. It depends on the help of dozens of coordinators, volunteers, and donors.
At Thursday’s graduation ceremony in the Torpedo Factory, the Old Town girls each gave a speech about their experience with the program, and then, together with their mentors, watched a video of the room makeover reveals. Click here to learn more about how you can support SOHO, and see below for photos from the graduation!