About

Mission of Girl Vow, Inc.

Girl Vow, Inc. is dedicated to the mentoring and advocacy of disadvantaged girls. Through education, mentorship, and life skills training, Girl Vow, Inc. will open the door to economic sustainability and personal transformation for future generations of women.

DAWN ROWE / FOUNDER

Prior to becoming the Founder of Girl Vow, Inc. Dawn was once slated for an alternative to incarceration education program and placed in drop-out prevention during her high school years while suffering from family turmoil. The fear of being placed in an institutional setting coupled with family conflict would cause Dawn to drop out of high school. However, the love for academics would cause Dawn to attend an alternative high school; where she received her high school diploma. The earlier academic conflicts still haunts Dawn because the system that indicted her never stopped to inquire about her. When we look at the cost of NYC youth incarceration ($265,000 a year), failing educational systems, endemic poverty, and an overburdened foster care system the tone of indictment loudly resonates in our strained communities. When we preliminarily indict our youth, society turns the light on into a criminalistics pathway that often can’t be escaped. Girl Vow, Inc. was birthed as Dawn’s passion to intervene in each one of the aforementioned social dilemmas. Dawn wants to saves as many girls as she can the way others have saved her. In her professional career Dawn is a faculty member, a certified Institutional Review Board (IRB) researcher, youth motivational speaker, and the former Vice President of a large not for profit in New York. Dawn has also worked for the District Attorney’s Office, in youth development, interned at the Department of Juvenile Justice, and worked within the foster care system. Dawn holds a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Deviant Behavior and Criminology from John Jay College, a Master of Arts in Sociology from Brooklyn College, and a Master’s of Science in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College City University of New York. Dawn has received recognition for her work in domestic violence, from New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera, and the Department of Juvenile Justice. Dawn can be reached at dawnrowe@girlvow.org for speaking inquiries.