Dare to Empower Start- Up
Organized by: Amanda Johnson-Scott
Dare to Empower created a program called Glam and Swag. Through this program we have outfitted over 100 girls for prom and other life events. We have saved families thousands of dollars and relieved the pressure from them when deciding which bills to pay in order to buy dresses. We need your help to provide a place where girls can receive their dresses, purchaseformal dresses and accessories, and program startup funds.
We are planning to start tutoring programs and learning programs in Spring 2017. The learning programs were created to build self-awareness, positive self-esteem and self-sufficiency.
We will start community service programs Fall 2016. Through Dare to Empower, we will help the girls improve grades and attitudes, start their own business, continue their education after high school and pay it forward.
Thank in advance for your donation, it means the world to us!
Our 501(c)(3) is currently pending. If the organization ultimately qualifies for exemption for the period in which the contribution is made, the contribution will be tax-deductible by the donor. https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations/contributions-to-organization-with-irs-application-pending
Dare to Empower is a non-profit that was created for girls between the ages of 13-19. Our mission is to inspire, encourage, and empower teens to be the greatest version of themselves. We will sponsor various programs throughout the year, which aligns with our mission and goals. Our programs support the achievement of physical, mental, social, emotional, spiritual, and economic success Why is this important Our founder felt it was time to make a difference in the community after researching and mentoring at-risk teens. Low self-esteem is affecting our girls around the world and we have to help make a change. According to DoSomething.org:
• Over 70% of girls age 15 to 17 avoid normal daily activities, such as attending school, when they feel bad about their looks.
• 75% of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities like cutting, bullying, smoking, drinking, or disordered eating. This compares to 25% of girls with high self-esteem
• 7 out 10 girls believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way including their looks, performance in school and relationships.