With the ending of Women’s History Month, we conclude our ‘Reach for the Sun’ blog series. Over the past week, we have heard the stories of numerous women who overcame different obstacles to achieve their dreams. We began with Liz Murray, who grew up in extreme poverty, but learned with purpose and perseverance anything could be possible. Amanda Ray and Solange Knowles took the challenge of being young single mothers as inspiration to help mold their futures. Maya Angelou changed history by breaking racial barriers within the arts and becoming a strong African American role model for young women everywhere. We ended our week by taking a look at Juliette Brindak and America Ferrera. Young ladies who have used their success to assist in changing social norms, in order to help young women everywhere see their own potential, and follow their dreams.
Women’s History Month is a time where we not only pay our respects to the important women who have come before us, but also take a look around us at the future generation of young women ready to take the reins. At Alley’s House we encourage our teen moms to follow their dreams, and to understand the talent and potential that lies within each and every one of them. Dreams do not discriminate. No matter where you come from, what ethnicity you may be, no matter opportunities you have or haven’t been given, we can all make a difference.