Aja’s Story 

“The SheRises program has helped me tremendously. I honestly am very grateful to have been referred to this program. Being a new mommy is hard, I entered the program while I was pregnant and Ms. Sherise and the SheRises team have supported me before my daughter even got here, and are still supporting me. I learned how to manage money, time, and relationships while dealing with the frustration of being a mom and juggling different things. Most importantly, I was refreshed on the importance to take time for myself. When you become a mom, it feels like your life instantly isn’t about you anymore. SheRises really stresses the importance of making sure you’re okay mentally and emotionally, because if you aren’t your best self, it’s easy to not be the best mom. If I could add anything to the SheRises program, it would be to add a personal trainer so I can get rid of this mommy’s tummy lol! I love SheRises. It’s comforting to know that I’ll have a dope team of moms that have my best interest at heart for life!”

—Michiah G



“Being a young mother can be overwhelming and a scary thought. Teen pregnancy also comes with judgement and shaming. However, SheRises Inc, is truly an organization that lives by its mission- to reach, inspire, strengthen, and empower young mothers to overcome the stigmas associated with teen pregnancy. I am forever grateful for the SheRises Young Mother’s Mentoring Program; each week we engaged in life transforming work such as -financial literacy & budgeting, goal setting, career development, and physical and emotional wellness. Even after the completion of the six-week program, Mrs. Sherise, board members, and mentors continue to share their ‘caring” hearts and show that “WE MATTER” by encouraging us to continue to pursue our dreams and accomplish our goals. THANK YOU, Mrs. Sherise, Board Members, mentors, and sponsors, for your love and support and for “Believing in Me””

—Alexis J.