S.G.O.F. is an independent nonprofit seeking to break the cycles of social immobility and absence of opportunity for girls of color. S.G.O.F. proprietary programming is designed to challenge the internal and external barriers while promoting agency of Black and Brown girls, and ensuring their right to lead full lives.
Our mission is to motivate, inspire and empower girls of color to become Future Young Educated Role Models...
We envision a world in which Black and Brown girls are educated, liberated, and celebrated.
MEET OUR FOUNDER
Ms. Porter started Save Girls on F.Y.E.R (SGOF) in 2013 out of a desire to empower girls to move beyond their circumstances and to help girls understand that they can lead empowered lives. Jacquee brings a rich experience in nursing and social services to her work with youth. She began her career working in a variety of capacities at Central Connecticut ARC, Inc., which provides community based services for people with disabilities. From CCARC she earned her licensed practical nursing degree (LPN) and worked for Hancock Hall, a skilled nursing facility in Danbury, CT. It was during that time when she experienced a pivotal moment of recognition and validation that inspired to be a mentor for young women. Since that moment Jacquee has made it her mission to validate the identity of other young women and break the cycle of social immobility. As a role model, it is her hope that young women would look at her and say “If you can do it, I can do it” Jacquee’s words to any young woman who feels invisible – “I SEE YOU!”
Check out all the great things our students had to say about our programs.
I never spoke up for myself when I didn’t agree with something until now. I speak my mind when I disagree with people. GIRLS ON FYER has inspired me to be a role model for the community
In the beginning of the program I had an attitude. I was very shy and quiet when I came to this program and I would always say yes to my friends. Also I wasn’t really into school programs, up until now. I say no to negative friends and now I barely hang out with them. I have worked on my attitude at home and school.
Since being in this program I have become a lot nicer to people. I care a lot about their feelings. I am not that shy anymore. What inspires me to come every weekend is that I look forward to new things. I have been inspired and I like the way that I am.”
In the beginning of the program I was afraid to talk to people around me, I was shy, only cared for myself and always following behind my friends. As the program went on I learned how to be a leader not a follower. I care for the people around me and I am not shy to say what’s on my mind. Since I’ve been a part of S.G.O.F. I’ve been inspired to help out the community and help young girls.
When I first started the program, I was loud, rambunctious, and obsessed with my phone. However as time went on and I got deeper into the group, my attitude and social skills became less of a problem. I grew out of my shell, my confidence level expanded. Learning more about myself than I’ve ever known.