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I've served on the GirlVentures Board of Directors since 2013 and I'm very passionate about what we do. The organization's mission is to empower young girls to develop and express their strengths through outdoor adventure.
We follow a thirds model, meaning 1/3 of participating girls are on full scholarship, 1/3 participate on partial scholarship and 1/3 pay full freight. This ensures that girls meet and befriend girls from other walks of life whom they might not otherwise have an opportunity to meet. The hike will raise money for scholarships for low income girls to participate in GirlVentures courses. My $2,000 goal is nearly enough to send one girl on a one week course.
I've seen several classes graduate from GirlVentures courses and have been really inspired by the girls. It's impressive to see young girls speak clearly about the confidence, newly discovered strengths and leadership skills they developed on course. They will take those qualities back to their daily lives during that tough middle school time when studies show that girls lose confidence, stop raising their hand in class and develop body image issues.
If you are local and would like to join me on the hike, please do! It's usually a gorgeous spring day and is family and dog friendly.
Feel free to forward this to anyone who you think might want to join, and many thanks for your support!
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