Updated: Sep 8, 2019
Lots of people ask us what DROR does. Our official mission is that we help teen girls who are struggling via volunteer activities, private tutors, and sports classes. But what we actually give the girls is the power to believe in themselves and harness their own potential. We give the girls mentors to look up to and connect with in their own communities.
We spoke with one of our DROR girls about her experience with our program last year. She was delighted to share some of what she had accomplished. "R says" (translated loosely from original Hebrew):
When I was in 7th grade, I was pretty good at math, but then I was moved down to a lower level because I wasn't really putting much effort into it. Someone approached me and suggested I join DROR and I agreed for social reasons. There were lots of fun activities that DROR organized. I didn't expect anything serious to come from it. With time, I saw it was a well thought out program that would be able to help me. I was told that I would get a private tutor, named Moriah.
I started working with her, and without her needing to do anything special, I was able to better understand the assignments! I also spoke to her about general issues I had, and she always encouraged me and was there for me. It's because of her that I was able to move up to the higher math class.
DROR is an amazing program, and I wouldn't have been able to reach my potential without it. My plans for the future are to reach my goals and and become who I'm meant to be. I want to be an example for kids who give up on themselves or make fun of themselves, thinking they're stupid. I think it's all about your perspective and willpower.
What I mainly learned from DROR is that if you want something badly enough and if you believe in yourself, you'll find yourself capable of getting there!
Wishing best of luck and success to "R" and all the DROR girls of the upcoming school year!!