Penedo Charitable Organization (PCO) believes in the empowerment of women. For girls to grow into empowered women who lead productive lives, we believe they need to possess knowledge, faith and the desire to serve.
- Knowledge is powerful, attainable and leads to informed choices
- Faith builds confidence, fosters trust and conquers fear
- Service broadens perspectives and makes a better world
Penedo Charitable Organization’s mission is to educate girls to become women of knowledge, faith and service. This will be accomplished through the implementation of our tutoring and mentoring program for at-risk girls that provides sustained intervention through their middle school, high school and post-secondary education. Students who remain in our program throughout high school will receive financial support to a selected vocational education program, college or university.
We envision a world in which all girls develop the ability to control their destiny and grow into reliable, educated and self-sufficient women.