A’Dorian Murray – She Win’s Inc. - 10/11/17

Posted on October 11, 2017

I am so proud to name A’Dorian Murray as my 50th New Jersey Hero! A’Dorian is the founder of SHE Wins, a non-profit organization focused on providing young women from Newark that have been affected by violence with the proper tools to become leaders in the community and prepare them for college and careers.

A’Dorian overcame the death of her father after he was fatally shot in Newark when she was just 7 years old. She explains that her strong support system was essential to her success and that her education became a “safe haven” in the wake of her loss. A’Dorian was surrounded by people at home, school, and in the community who believed in her and pushed her to do her best.

SHE Wins is dedicated to girls from Newark between the ages of 10 and 15, specifically those who have been affected by violence. Since its founding, the organization has helped over 200 girls through summer, after-school, workshop, and conference programming. The curriculum combines social justice, mentor-ship, and leadership development programming to provide young girls with the skills to advance themselves academically, but also the tools to discover solutions to the issues that affect their communities.

Youth-led community service projects through SHE Wins have impacted nearly 1,000 members of the Newark community. In addition, more than 90 percent of the girls who participate in SHE Wins believe they have what it takes to achieve the goals they have set for themselves.

For more information about SHE Wins, please visit their website: http://www.shewins.org/

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