Project Soar is non-profit 501(c)3 organization, registered in the U.S. and Morocco. The organization was founded in 2013 by Morocco-based American social entrepreneurs, Maryam Montague and Chris Redecke.
Project Soar provides 50 lessons to empower teenage girls in the developing world. The program is based off the 5 Pillars of Empowerment, which embody our beliefs that every girl should have the opportunity to know her Value, Voice, Body, Rights and Path.
Only girls who stay in school can participate in Project Soar – every girl takes the Project Soar Pledge, affirming her commitment to do so
The Flagship location is based in a semi-rural village on the outskirts of Marrakech. Through our expansion program, Project Soar in a Box, we aim to empower more of the world’s under-served adolescent girls. Now in 2018 we are working, with the support from Peace Corps volunteers, in a total of 26 locations across Morocco implementing the Project Soar program, bringing the curriculum, supplies and support to teenage girls in need.
Soar’s senior management team is 100% volunteer based. The organization is proud to have created multiple part-time job opportunities for local people who have specialized skills to teach the girls. Many others have lent support to Project Soar, from individuals to companies, from sports instructors to designers, and from doctors to Peace Corps Volunteers.
Together, we are building the Project Soar Nation: a country without borders and a state of mind -- a place made up of caring individuals who want to make the world a better place for its girls. Join us.
Project Soar has to date worked with more than 400 Moroccan girls, providing over 1000 hours of after-school programming with the help of 313 volunteers and 26 female facilitators. There have been 221 hours of empowerment workshops and 601 hours of academic support, including high school entry exam preparatory courses.
With the support of MEPI (The Middle East Partnership Initiative) Project Soar doubled the number of sites in the fall of 2017. That means 280 more Moroccan girl beneficiaries, 1134 additional hours of empowerment and 740 hours of academic support.