Aimee's Trip to Berlin, Germany
Organized by: Aimee Rodriguez
My name is Aimee Rodriguez. I have been offered a scholarship to Girls Gearing Up International Leadership (All Girls) Summer Camp in Berlin, Germany. Room and board are covered by the scholarship. Unfortunately, I must pay for my flight ticket there. I need your help to make this trip possible.
I have started fundraising on my own, as well. In order to raise the full amount, I sold Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at school, church, and on the streets to friends, family, and strangers. This has been a successful fundraiser and I will continue to think of other creative ways to fundraise. We can do this!
Girls Gearing Up has offered an amazing opportunity for me to meet outstanding women from around the world, gain leadership skills, resources, and be part of a community of women. Girls Gearing Up will allow me to hear and share experiences of women in this male dominant world, that in turn will expand my mind on women’s issues (a strong passion of mine). I will get the opportunity to hear about social issues I didn’t know existed before. The skills I learn at Girls Gearing Up International Leadership Summer Camp will follow me in my career as a robotics engineer. Engineering is a male dominant career; as a woman in the engineering industry, I will apply the skills learned at Girls Gearing Up International Leadership Summer Camp to be successful. I have been granted this opportunity because of my commitment to community involvement; courage and persistence in dealing with challenges; and a strong desire to learn and grow. I was able to demonstrate these attributes through my work in GlobalGirl Media.
As the spring intern at GlobalGirl Media Chicago, a non-profit organization that empowers high school girls from under-served communities by giving us a voice through media and journalism, I have worked to change the way women are portrayed in media. GlobalGirl Media has given me and other girls the opportunity to view the world in a new perspective. GlobalGirl Media provides many opportunities to girls, like the opportunity to apply to Girls Gearing Up International Leadership summer camp in Berlin, Germany.
Here are some links to the organizations mentioned above:
Girls Gearing Up: http://www.girlsgearingup.org/
GlobalGirl Media: http://globalgirlmedia.org/
Here is a link to a video on immigration that I worked on:
I'd also like to take the opportunity to thank other organizations that have helped me make this possible:
Gear Up: http://www.chicagogearup.org/
After School Matters: