Maria & Shavonnee: How do we empower girls to become strong women and mothers?

This #MDC Network produced video, directed by Paige Bierma, tells the story of how mentor Shavonnee Clark gave Maria Barajas support, how Maria grew stronger, and become the 1st in her family to go to college. The video was part of a series produced for Thrive Foundation for Youth, to highlight successful paid staff, youth mentoring programs it's funding across the country.