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Bloom Girls' Mentorship

Organized by: Mary Awadallah

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THE STORY:

Hi! I'm Mary, a 2nd-year dental student at Columbia University, and I, with the immense help of Erin Verrier (of CHAH), started an after-school mentorship program that brings together the women of Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and the 7th- and 8th-grade girls of Community Health Academy of the Heights (CHAH), a local 6-12 school. The program, called Bloom, entails weekly lessons on topics of relevance to middle school-age girls, as well as exposure to various careers in healthcare through guest lectures by women from the different schools of the medical center and various programs on campus. There will also be special events, such as holiday parties, pizza parties, a career day, etc.

Bloom's mission is to:
-Help young women build confidence, inner strength, and a sense of self-value, and to love and accept themselves
-Facilitate discussion on various topics of relevance to middle-school girls, in order to deepen their understanding of these topics and to help them form sound, healthy opinions
-Help girls make healthy lifestyle choices
-Educate young women on how to maintain their health and on various careers in healthcare

We have an amazing cohort of CUMC women committed to be mentors and around 60 girls at CHAH signed up as mentees! We're all so excited to kick off this inaugural year of Bloom, and we'd love your support! The money you donate would be used to provide snacks at our weekly after-school mentorship sessions (I think snacks foster a wonderful spirit of camaraderie!), as well as for the various events we'll put on, such as our winter holiday party.

$1,360

 

136% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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  • Mike

    $20

  • Diane Topakian and Pat Brogan

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kaken

    $20

  • Barbara & David Verrier

    $100

  • Joan & Joe Coduri

    $200

  • Jonathan Howland

    $50

  • Nonna & Grandpa

    $50

  • Sarah

    $25

  • Christina Battalia & Ollie Maggard

    $50

  • Bodhi and Nala Buesing

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Cathy and Bob Walker

    $100

  • Lisa Battalia

    $25

  • Stephen Battalia

    $200

  • Nancy and Greg Voigt

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Christina B.

    $20

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Mary Awadallah

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Donor Comments

Christina B.

Christina B.

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Nancy and Greg Voigt

Nancy and Greg Voigt

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Stephen Battalia

Stephen Battalia

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Lisa Battalia

Lisa Battalia

DONATION: $25

Great work Mary and Erin. Good luck getting the program off the ground! 3 years ago

Cathy and Bob Walker

Cathy and Bob Walker

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

On behalf of Bethany Dolan 3 years ago

Bodhi and Nala Buesing

Bodhi and Nala Buesing

DONATION: $50

In honor of Jessica Buesing 3 years ago

Christina Battalia & Ollie Maggard

Christina Battalia & Ollie Maggard

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Sarah

Sarah

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

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