Since 1995, Powerful Voices has been improving the lives of adolescent girls in Seattle through innovative evidence-based programs in public middle schools and in the juvenile justice system. Our founders met at the University of Washington School of Social work. During a time of dot-com start-ups they built a dot-org start-up, then known as the Seattle Women’s Resource Project. Their vision was an organization that would promote Girl Justice and address issues at their root, by instilling leadership skills, fostering the development of critical thinking, and promoting the individual potential in adolescent girls.
Since completing its first assignment in 1995 - a county-wide needs assessment on behalf of the King County Women's Advisory Board - Powerful Voices has become recognized for its valuable work in the area of supporting adolescent girls during a crucial period in their lives. Since starting its programs, Powerful Voices has served more than 5,000 young women in the Seattle-King County area.
Check out our historic timeline to learn more about the milestones along the way.