Demoiselle 2 Femme (D2F), French for "Young Ladies to Women" is a 501-(c)-(3) not-for-profit organization with a rich history of providing community-based programs to girls on the far south side of Chicago as well as the south suburbs. The mission of D2F is to provide holistic services, education, instruction and training to assist adolescent females in a successful transition to womanhood. In fulfilling its mission, D2F has provided prevention and education programs to more than 2,000 girls ages 13-19 in the Chicagoland community for almost 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 D2F is an approach which encourages the avoidance of at-risk behaviors as a strategy for success while empowering girls 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 prevention programs which address: HIV/AIDS, obesity, teen pregnancy, substance abuse and violence, as well as financial literacy, leadership development, college access and STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) centered programming for girls.
Our vision is for Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP to be recognized as a model for social change through the spiritual and personal development of young women who positively impact the world as future leaders. This vision is grounded in our philosophy which states:
We believe the empowerment, education and holistic instruction of girls is necessary for the future development of women who will ultimately operate in their purpose and embrace their destiny…a whole woman is the sum of many parts.