NEW ORLEANS: The Awesome Girls Mentoring Program

While the post-Katrina years have been difficult for everyone on the U.S Gulf Coast, recovery has been particularly painful for the region’s poor.

Operation USA has continued to invest in the future of the region’s children by funding afterschool programs and mental health initiatives that are designed to bring stability to their fragile lives. The Awesome Girls Mentoring Program, a long-term partner, offers afterschool programming for at-risk girls that gives them a place of safety and shelter, as well as provides a nurturing environment where they have the simple freedom to be children again.