Despite an unexpected and prolonged crisis that has upended so much, StandUp for Kids – Orange County has remained steadfast in its support of youth and their families. Initiatives like online tutoring sessions and grocery deliveries have been made possible by volunteers and partners in the local community. One of our closest partners is Moms Against Poverty, which has helped StandUp for Kids – Orange County find innovative ways to continue providing mentorship and guidance for its youth.
A California-based organization that operates globally, Moms Against Poverty was founded in 2008 by Delfarib Fanaie and others with the goal of empowering underprivileged youth by helping meet their basic needs.
Since its inception the organization has achieved remarkable progress in their mission to provide for youth a pathway to a brighter future. Various initiatives have been implemented intended to support youth with basic necessities and encourage development of fundamental skills. This includes programs that emphasize educational training for youth by fostering a productive academic environment.
For vice president and chief operations officer, Ladan Judge, and those at Moms Against Poverty, education is of the utmost importance for a youth and providing an environment that allows them to succeed academically is imperative.
“Our main goal and mission is to educate children and provide them with the tools that they need so that they can thrive and become self-sufficient members of their community,” said Ladan.