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VISION

Equal opportunities for success for all women. 

MISSION

Hearts over habits, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that educates, empowers, elevates young women (ages 14-24) in at risk communities (foster care, low income, etc.) through evidence based-life skills and coaching because we believe that every young woman has a unique purpose to fulfill in their lifetime.

MEET OUR FOUNDER

Our founder, Dr. Sharla Walker, turned her passion for young adults into action. The creation of Hearts Over Habits, Inc. was a response to need for mentoring and life skills for young women in at risk communities.

 

"I want to empower young women to build purposeful and fulfilling lives. Our programs aim to provide the tools and community needed for those who may not have the same opportunities as others." - Dr. Sharla Walker

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WHY OUR MISSION MATTERS

4X

Students who live in communities with high levels of poverty are 4x more likely to be chronically absent. Reasons for this include unstable housing, unreliable transportation, and a lack of access to health care. 

1 in 10

Only 1 in 10 youth from low-income families go on to graduate from a four-year college, compared with 28% of youth from middle-income families and 50% of youth from high-income families. 

44%

Less than half of youth from low-income families (44 percent) remain consistently-connected to school and/or the labor market between ages 18 and 24, a lower share than among youth from middle- and high-income families (67 and 75 percent, respectively).

Why Our Mission Matters

SUPPORT OUR MISSION

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Are you looking to support Hearts Over Habits, Inc. in our mission to empower, educate, and elevate young women? Here is how you can support! 

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