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Jo Booty's Fundraiser:

Dare to Dream: Get Educated!

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THE STORY:

Dare to Dream invites 450 6th to 8th grade Latinas plus their mothers and/or mentors to an annual conference at College of DuPage to focus on the value of education in general and higher education in particular. The goal is to expose the girls to positive role models and to talk about the importance of setting high goals, staying in school to fulfill their goals, encouraging the girls to consider a college education and professional career, and exploring challenges they face which often result in dropping out of school. We target middle school Latinas because AAUW and other research indicate that Latina absenteeism and dropout rates exceed that of all other groups. Recent studies show that 41% of Latina students do not graduate in four years or at all. We encourage the girls to obtain a diploma and/or degree to become economically self-sufficient and more self-assured. The girls attend sessions on goal setting, high school preparation, college acceptance, career opportunities, financial aid, real-world situations and mentoring programs. They meet with successful Latina professionals who share how they overcame obstacles and took advantage of mentors and opportunities available to them to achieve their goals. Pre- and post-conference surveys collect data on how the girls' attitudes/expectations changed positively as a result of their participation. The mothers attend sessions in Spanish focused on the growth and development of their daughters and American cultural norms, expectations and pressures. As a partner, the DuPage County Regional Office of Education shares its expertise on “How to Navigate the American Educational System.” Frank talk about language barriers undocumented status, financing college, ESL/GED, poverty, domestic violence, bullying and teen pregnancy occurs.

$4,212

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jo Booty

     

  • Kathy Brenniman

     

  • Joan Velez D2D

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $110

  • Dan Wilcox

     

  • Judy Pepper

    $55

  • Jennifer Jordan

     

  • Pattie Amaro

    $25

  • Annette Squillaci

    $50

  • Elizabeth Bishop

    $55

  • Goji and Chikako Tanabe

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Catherine O'Connell

    $100

  • Michele

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Gourab Kumar

    $55

  • Nancy Cannova

    $30

  • Esker, Inc.

    $100

  • Jaqueline Villegas

    $50

  • Cathie Kolinski

    $50

  • Marty Hirsch

    $100

  • Doris E Schertz

    $50

  • Jeanette Cure

    $55

  • Sue Blackburn

    $50

  • Sarah Caltvedt

    $100

  • Jeannette Legge

    $25

  • Rachel Foerster

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Caro Manel

    $11

  • Erica Gilligan

    $50

  • Margarita Valdes

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

     

  • Walter Tippet

    $100

  • Boddupalli Family

    $55

  • Patricia Palacios

    $100

  • Matt Booty

     

  • Annette Freund

    $55

  • Jeff Finke

    $55

  • Dan Reeve

    $40

  • Debbie Fernandez

    $25

  • Sam Partipilo

    $55

  • Kate Skegg

    $25

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77% Raised of $5,500 Goal

The Team: $4,212 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jo Booty

Amount Raised

$3,987

 

72% Raised of $5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Annette Squillaci

Amount Raised

$225

Fundraiser Title

Jacqueline Hoheisel

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Kate Skegg

Kate Skegg

DONATION: $25

9 months ago

Sam Partipilo

Sam Partipilo

DONATION: $55

9 months ago

Debbie Fernandez

Debbie Fernandez

DONATION: $25

9 months ago

Annette Freund

Annette Freund

DONATION: $55

9 months ago

Jeff Finke

Jeff Finke

DONATION: $55

9 months ago

Dan Reeve

Dan Reeve

DONATION: $40

9 months ago

Matt Booty

Matt Booty

9 months ago

Patricia Palacios

Patricia Palacios

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Boddupalli Family

Boddupalli Family

DONATION: $55

Way to go, Jo! 9 months ago

Walter Tippet

Walter Tippet

DONATION: $100

9 months ago