JewelGirls is an economic empowerment and therapeutic art program that gives teen women a chance for safer, healthier, and brighter futures. Currently, JewelGirls supports 200 teen women in Bosnia, Serbia, Russia, Uganda, and Washington, D.C.
Through JewelGirls, participants come together each week to create unique jewelry while gaining access to therapy, new life skills, financial management skills, and pathways toward a future free of poverty and violence. 50% of proceeds go directly to the individual girl artist while the remaining 50% goes toward purchasing new supplies and materials to sustain her program.
JewelGirls come from many backgrounds but all share a common interest in making their own lives better. Many of the young women participants of JewelGirls have experienced situations of sex and labor trafficking, as well as extreme poverty. However, JewelGirls focuses on their resiliency and passion for a better life.