Teen's Key - empowering vulnerable young girls

What an inspiration it was to meet Bowie Lam, Founder and Rachel Chow of Teen's Key - Young Women Development Network to learn more about their meaningful services to vulnerable young girls. Founded in 2014, Teen's Key is a Charitable Choice beneficiary that campaigns for sexual and reproductive health and rights through advocacy and services to at-risk teens.

What I learned
  • Without understanding the risks involved, girls (some as young as 11 years old) are being lured online into unwanted physical encounters
  • Body image, lack of confidence, family problems and financial crisis increase the risk factor
  • There is a growing demand for at-risk teen girls who seek counselling


What they do

  • Teen's Key provides 24 hour hotline/messaging service, crisis intervention, counselling, testing and a drop-in centre for vulnerable girls
  • Support up to 50 new cases per month
  • Offer school workshops to educate teens about consent, respect, body image and sexual health - prevention is key
  • Conduct regular community outreach to identify and connect with high risk teens


What they need

  • Donations to provide more counselling services to young girls. Donate here!
  • Skills based volunteers to support their education outreach programme
  • Board Director and Advisory Committee members (Finance/Marketing background preferred)

Can you help empower young women to achieve their potential? Would you like to join the Board or Advisory Committee of this high impact charity? Get in touch with me or Bowie Lam to learn more.