SheWill Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Norcross, provides programming and mentorship to girls regarding financial literacy and career empowerment. Through partnering with local schools, churches, and public organizations, SheWill educates young women (ages 8-17) on planning for a brighter, financially secure tomorrow with lecture-based materials, activities, events, and field trips.
SheWill is a long-time Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta client, receiving assistance on a variety of legal matters that have helped the organization’s outreach programs to expand. Sheena Williams, SheWill’s Founder and President, noted that PBPA volunteers not only advised her on matters she requested help with but also on contractual issues that most nonprofits are not aware of without proper legal advice. ”We would not be in total compliance or be able to provide these opportunities without the help of the volunteers and staff at Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta. They have helped us tremendously and we are very appreciative.”
SheWill has expanded to help girls throughout the country in states including Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, and Nevada. The organization builds skills like financial literacy, career preparation, and informed decision-making with activities including entrepreneurship classes, journaling, shopping simulations to understand consumer behaviors, stress management practices, and post-graduate preparation seminars. Despite the impact of the pandemic and challenges to hosting face-to-face financial literacy lessons, SheWill has shown resilience and is working to implement a new hybrid model to allow for continued expansion and assistance for youth nationwide, providing more interactive activities.
PBPA volunteer attorneys who have assisted SheWill include Olivia Hunter (Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner), James Johnson (Eversheds Sutherland), Petra Stewart (Independent), Leah Farmer (Kilpatrick Townsend), and Jake Carroll (Nelson Mullins).