Designing, crafting building, innovating…at Space of Her Own (SOHO), preteen girls experiment with art and uncover unique talents with the encouragement of caring mentors. Girls are paired with professional adult female volunteers and engage in visual arts and life skills lessons to open their worlds to new possibilities. Pairs meet in a group setting one night a week for the initial program year, which ends in a team effort to give each girl's bedroom a makeover.
Information sessions for potential mentors will be held as follows:
- Saturday June 24, 10-11:30 a.m.
Charles Houston Recreation Center (in the Senior Center)
910 Wythe St. Alexandria, Virginia
- Thursday, July 6, 6-7:30 p.m.
Dr. Oswald Durant Arts Center
1605 Cameron St., Alexandria, Virginia
- Wednesday, July 19, 6:30-8 p.m.
Arlington Career Center (in the Common Area)
816 S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, Virginia
To register, visit www.spaceofherown.org. For more information, email Sarah Maroney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOHO programs are managed in partnership with the City of Alexandria’s Court Service Unit, Alexandria Public Schools and The Art League.