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A FUTURE WITHOUT GLASS CEILINGS

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A FUTURE WITHOUT GLASS CEILINGS

THE EMILY J.T. PEREZ FOUNDATION PRESENTS

A FUTURE WITHOUT GLASS CEILINGS

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This non-profit stands as a tribute to the memory of Emily J.T. Perez, with a profound mission to empower and uplift young women and veterans, enabling them to reach their fullest potential. Our initiative commences in Junior High and continues to guide and nurture these girls on their educational journey, extending into college for those who opt to pursue higher education.

ABCs

The ABC's of Who We Serve

Our program instills values that strengthen the growth potential of young ladies and develops women who recognize what they desire in life, making sure they are equipped with the experience and confidence to achieve it.

Authentic

Brilliant

Brave

Composed

Selfless

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A Young Woman Reading a Book

7th-8th grade

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Youth Program

Emily's Way Summer Camp

Emily's Way is a transformative 1-week summer camp experience designed to empower 7th grade girls from disadvantaged backgrounds who have high potential. This program focuses on nurturing the whole person by instilling values and life skills that will allow these young ladies to unlock their full potential.

Campers will participate in leadership development activities, community service projects, and wilderness adventures - pushing themselves both mentally and physically while also learning the importance of sisterhood, integrity, resilience, self-awareness, and determination. Our goal is to plant seeds of confidence in these girls at a pivotal time in their development so they can recognize what they desire in life and feel equipped with the tools to go after their dreams.

Led by women West Point graduates and cadets, girls will build communication skills, problem-solving abilities, and emotional intelligence. Speakers will share their stories and provide inspiration. Our holistic approach combines personal growth with academic enrichment and college preparedness. 

At Emily's Way, campers will form friendships and memories that will last a lifetime while gaining the wisdom, experience, and self-belief to become the motivated, compassionate leaders of tomorrow. Join us and discover your inner strength.

Women Veterans & Mental Health

Peer support programs and trauma-informed holistic services can improve resilience and wellbeing for women veterans

200k

Approximately 200,000 women transition from active duty to veteran status each year in the U.S.

2x

Women veterans are nearly twice as likely as civilian women to develop PTSD (30% vs 16%)

20%

Almost 20% of women veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have been diagnosed with PTSD

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Women veterans are at greater risk for PTSD and depression than their male veteran counterparts

Mental health issues like PTSD, anxiety, and depression manifest differently in women veterans compared to civilian women

2x

Suicide rates among women veterans are twice that of civilian adult women

<50%

Less than half of women veterans in need seek mental health treatment, due to stigma, lack of services, and childcare needs

Minority women veterans face additional health disparities and barriers to accessing mental healthcare

Veteran Program

Resilience Bootcamp

Are you a woman veteran ready to reclaim your power and thrive? Join us for Resilience Bootcamp - an energizing  experience coming soon to a city near you.

In this supportive sisterhood, you'll enhance your inner strength, reignite your purpose, and gain the emotional tools to tackle any challenge. Through inspiring presentations, small group discussions, and hands-on activities, you'll build mental toughness, stress management skills, and unstoppable confidence.

Hear empowering stories from fellow women veterans. Connect with mentors who uplift and guide. Share your experiences in a judgment-free space. Leave with a personalized roadmap crafted just for you.

Whether transitioning to civilian life, pursuing education, managing a family, or taking on a new career, you will gain the clarity and courage to move forward and live boldly.

Resilience Bootcamp will ignite your inner warrior. This is your time to believe in yourself, write a new chapter, and show the world how resilient you truly are.

Join us for this invaluable experience that could change your life. Claim your power - register for Resilience Bootcamp today!

Together Again

The Youth Program Journey

Y1

Y2

Y3

Y4

7TH GRADE

Begin the journey. Learn to focus and hone in on who you are an what you want to become

8TH GRADE

The next step to realizing that growth and success comes from hard work and commitment

9TH GRADE

Leadership starts through service. Finding your leadership style while helping others learn who they are

10TH GRADE

Pulling together the fundamentals of the ABCS, to transition, guide and engaging your team year-round

11TH GRADE

The defining year, this is when what you’ve been planning an aiming for becomes tangible; college / apprenticeship prep & focus

12TH GRADE

Refining and bringing it all together. Setting the example, leading and self-awareness, ready to pass the baton to the next generation

COLLEGE / OPTIONAL

Fashioned after an internship, this provides an opportunity for our alums, West Point Cadets, and veterans to gain experience as a program manager/leader

Y5

Y6

Y7

Veteran Resilience Bootcamp

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Summer Camp Sign Up

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