About Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP

Transitioning Girls to Successful Women

Building Leaders One Girl At A Time

Demoiselle 2 Femme (D2F), is a 501-(c)-(3) nonprofit organization with a rich history of providing community-based programs for girls on the far south side of Chicago as well as the south suburbs. The French derived name celebrates the passage of a girl to a woman, and the numeral “2” symbolizes the natural and spiritual footsteps of that journey.

The mission of D2F is to provide holistic services, education, instruction and training to assist adolescent girls in a successful transition to womanhood. In fulfilling its mission, D2F has provided prevention and education programs to more than 5,000 girls ages 13-19 in the Chicagoland community for over 20 years. Through various programs, girls are challenged to utilize critical thinking skills in operation of one of the greatest powers humans possess- the power of choice.

The community-based model developed by Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP is an ecological approach which encourages the avoidance of at-risk behaviors as a strategy for success while equipping them with the hope of accomplishing their educational and professional goals through self-discipline, hard work, commitment and service to their community. D2F provides an array of health and education programs which address: HIV/AIDS, obesity, teen pregnancy, substance abuse and violence, as well as money management, leadership development, college access and S.T.E.M. (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) programming for girls.

Through the conduits of workshops, service learning, cultural activities, college visits, college admission assistance, personal development and leadership tours, young ladies are empowered to develop academic, social and career goals that challenge them to excel beyond their limitations and gain social mobility through self-sufficiency. To date, D2F has assisted more than 500 girls to become first-generation college graduates.

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Girls Served

50,000
Dollars Awarded in Scholarships

500
First Generation College Grads

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Summer Leadership Tour 2016

Summer Leadership Tour Applications NOW AVAILABLE

Do you know a high school girl (9th -11th) who could benefit from an intensive leadership development program while traveling across the country? If yes, then attend the information session TONIGHT for our “Think BIG!” Summer Leadership Tour. It’s a rewarding experience which includes, symposiums with women leaders, college visits, community service and daily...
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South Side Coalition on Urban Girls Quarterly Meeting

The South Side Coalition on Urban Girls (SSCUG) has an exciting new quarterly meeting format! Our quarterly meetings for 2016 will build upon the five pillars identified in the “Advancing Equity in Women and Girls of Color” released from the White House Office on Women and Girls. It is our aim that attendees...
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The Brothers Speak

Got questions? Well, the “brothers” have answers. Calling all girls ages 13-18!!! Come participate in an open forum with a panel of young and older men from various backgrounds to discuss their perceptions of women, sex, abstinence, dating, beauty, relationships, expectations, and marriage. Present questions for the panel to address from a “male...
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Get Powered Up 4 Girls

Our online “POWER UP 4 GIRLS” Donor Campaign runs now through December 31, 2014. Join us as a POWER UP partner and help EMPOWER girls to transition into successful women. For 20 years, D2F has encouraged girls to exercise their power to choose success over failure despite the many obstacles they experience growing...
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You shop, Amazon gives! When you do your Holiday shopping at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Demoiselle 2 Femme NFP. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support D2F by starting your shopping here.