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S.A.f.E.

Self-esteem, Advocacy, Faith and Education

is a 501 C3 nonprofit organization providing mentorship and educational service to youth in Orangeburg and surrounding counties.The mentorship aspect of SAFE pairs qualified adults with teens who need a positive role model. Our educational services and seminars present topics that are challenging and relevant to our youth. 

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Our mission is to promote self-esteem, advocacy, faith and education impacting and empowering area youth. 

MISSION

SELF-ESTEEM

Advocacy

We encourage youth to have confidence in their abilities and know how to set reasonable expectations for themselves.

We advocate for issues that affect our youth such as teen dating violence, bullying, sex trafficking, mental health awareness, etc...

FAITH

We believe youth should have faith in themselves and God.

We believe all youth deserve a quality education. We provide educational services and workshops to enhance youth development.

MENTORSHIP

We provide a trained adult to assist youth who needs a layer of support and encouragement.

EDUCATION

VISION

Our vision is to provide opportunities for all youth to discover and embrace their God-given talents and abilities by providing resources that are applicable to them to make them successful.

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SHANIKA

Aiken

Shanika Aiken was born in White Plains, New York. At the age of ten, she moved to Orangeburg, South Carolina where she currently resides. She graduated with Honors from Claflin University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice Administration. Shanika is a certified facilitator for Girl Circle by the One Foundation Circle. Girl Circle is a support group that encourages resiliency and healthy relationships in pre-teen and adolescent girls and young women.

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WHAT IS OUR COMMUNITY SAYING?

BOARD MEMBERS

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SHANIKA AIKEN
FOUNDER
SECRETARY
Jennifer Murph
JACKIE REED
TREASURER
JEANETTE BROWN
FUNDRAISER
ADMIN ASSIST.

YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

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The S. A. F. E. organization has positively impacted many lives of young ladies over the years. Before volunteering to work with the organization, I worked for many years with children and young people in the school system. Becoming a volunteer with SAFE allowed me to continue to work with young people, especially young ladies. They value the opportunity to be community helpers in nursing homes, food pantries, and other community outreach programs. These young ladies also value the input shared by us as older adults. Mrs.  Aiken and the SAFE organization has definitely changed lives and will continue to do so in the future. 

Rosa Davis

The girl empowerment day is a day of spreading love, and encouragement. I have learned so much about myself, and made a lot of new friends. My connection with God became stronger. I learned who I was as a young women and set great expectations for myself. The girl empowerment day is a day for uplifting our young girls and it has been an honor to be a part of it these last couple of years.

Andraya C

The SAFE organization was a great empowerment day experience. We met a lot of new people that was around our age and was able to bond great with them. It was very empowering when the speakers gave us the confidence believe in ourselves. Overall, this was a great experience.

Malayna M.

Since my daughter has been a part of the SAFE Organization her life has changed for the better. She has more confidence in herself and her grades has improved. Thank you for all that you do for our youth.

Parent

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