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SheRises, Inc. was founded in 2019 by Sherise Holden after she read an astounding statistic that only 2% of teenage mothers graduate from college before the age of 30. As a teen mom once herself, she understands the struggles of not having clear direction or support on navigating life as a new, young mother. Experiencing homelessness, abuse, and brokenness, Sherise has now become an advocate and shares her story with other teenage mothers on how she overcame what seemed to be the impossible. Through this organization, she is now able to provide support services to these young mothers so that they may achieve their own goals in life as well. Read her full bio here.

Sherise spent much time planning what had already been in her heart for many years; to start SheRises and make support services to teen mothers more accessible and available. After developing her business plan and building a strong board of directors, SheRises was officially granted 501(c)(3) status and began their work in 2019.


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