Below-the-Fold: SOHO Space of Her Own provides long-term personalized mentorships to pre-teen girls in the DC Northern Virginia metropolitan area. Art forms the basis for engagement, but its effects run much deeper as mentors work to establish positive new relationships, bolster confidence, and teach life skills to the young women who join our program.
This video spotlights SOHO co-founder, Linda Odell as she speaks about the need to help pre-teen girls and the value of investing in their futures. Also the Director of Alternative Programs for Alexandria's Court Services Unit, O'Dell cofounded the program with Alice Merill in 2003 to address issues they saw in the local community. SOHO's work was an immediate success and its initiatives were duplicated on the West End of Alexandria for the 2009-2010 school year. It is currently in its second year.