“Although Foundation For Girls is work, it’s something I love to do. Helping these girls brings me so much happiness. When I go after school on Thursdays to volunteer with refugees at Ourbridge for Kids or on Saturday’s with the Homeless at The Relatives Crisis Center. I’m just filled with joy and always leave with a smile on my face. So when I am not busy with school or volleyball, I spend my free time doing what I love and helping at-risk girls.” ~Shreya Mantha, Co-Founder, The Foundation for Girls
In 2013, Shreya Mantha reached out to me via the Global Girls Project, unaware that we lived in the same community. Drawn to the stories that emphasized the importance of character and core values in realizing one’s own leadership potential, she shared her vision with me for creating a non-profit organization that supports and empowers at-risk girls and youth in the Charlotte region and beyond. Four years later, working in collaboration with incredible volunteers, partners, and community-based organizations, Shreya and her younger sister, Sahana, are realizing their dream.
Click on the link below to read more about her inspiring leadership journey (via @clttales):