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Running to be brave, not perfect

Organized by: Kelsey Johnson

Kelsey's Photo
Kelsey's Photo
Kelsey's Photo

EVENT DATE Jun 18, 2016

THE STORY:

In today’s world girls are socialized to be perfect. Half of our future generation will not pursue their dreams because they are afraid if they don’t achieve perfection, they have failed. I’m running in the 2016 Seattle Marathon because my high school female students have empowered me to be brave, to believe in myself and not be afraid of failure, to think “why not me?”.

Working as an AmeriCorps member at the University of Washington Women’s Center Making Connections Program, I see first-hand how our female youth is being affected by this problem. Help me in my mission to socialize our young females to be brave, not perfect; to be ambitious, not afraid; to be leaders, not followers. If we can build a support system that teaches girls to be comfortable with imperfections, our future generation of females will do incredible things.

My goal is to raise $1,000 by June 18th. All donations that are raised will go directly to the Making Connection Program’s Leadership Retreat; a weekend dedicated to teaching perseverance, boosting confidence, encouraging leadership, and embracing imperfections. Please read below or check out our website at http://depts.washington.edu/womenctr/programs/making-connections/  for more information on the Making Connections Program I currently work for. Please feel free to email me at kelseyjohnson1123@gmail.com if you would like to learn more.

“This year I moved to Seattle to serve as an AmeriCorps member at the University of Washington Women’s Center Making Connections Program, a college readiness and career exploration program connecting first-generation, underserved high school girls to the STEM fields. These students have overcome unbelievable hardships to achieve their dreams of going to college and becoming our future doctors, engineers, scientists, and computer programmers. This program encourages students to think for the first time that they truly can turn their dreams into a reality. I have become inspired by this group of young women and can only hope that they are learning something from me as well.”

$1,795

 

90% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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  • N/A

    $10

  • Michelle Jaquish

    $25

  • Mooch

     

  • Kippy and Rick Johnson

    $100

  • Moll Family

    $150

  • Rachel

    $10

  • Christopher & Jamie Johnson

    $100

  • Mo Reilly

    $25

  • Beth Schrader

    $50

  • Kristen Moll

     

  • Melanie Michelle

     

  • Amy Newman

    $100

  • Caitlin Holtz

     

  • Carol Roche

    $25

  • Reis Family

    $50

  • Taryn and Marc

     

  • Abreez & DM

    $25

  • Mike Alicastro

     

  • Steph Fazio

    $25

  • Katharine Weiss

    $10

  • Lauren Stoller

     

  • Kim Heinen

    $25

  • Nadia Payet

    $500

  • Josh & Bongkot

     

  • Cliff&Sandy; Haslam

    $100

  • Anthony Pasini

    $25

  • Brooke Stokes

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bonnie and George Zinn

    $100

  • Eden Ghirmai

    $25

  • Lisa S

    $50

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Organized by

Kelsey Johnson

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Lisa S

Lisa S

DONATION: $50

For young women persuing their dreams! 1 year ago

Eden Ghirmai

Eden Ghirmai

DONATION: $25

Kelsey you are amazing 1 year ago

Bonnie and George Zinn

Bonnie and George Zinn

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Kels!! You're such a strong, humble, independent, inspirational woman that I am very lucky to call my friend. You are going to rock this marathon's socks off and it is so true to yourself that you're doing it for a good cause! I know my Cher will be rocking and rolling all through Seattle! 1 year ago

Brooke Stokes

Brooke Stokes

Good luck, Kelsey! Enjoy it! 1 year ago

Anthony Pasini

Anthony Pasini

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Cliff&Sandy; Haslam

Cliff&Sandy; Haslam

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Josh & Bongkot

Josh & Bongkot

1 year ago

Nadia Payet

Nadia Payet

DONATION: $500

Go girls! 1 year ago

Kim Heinen

Kim Heinen

DONATION: $25

Awesome! Great cause, Kelsey! Good luck in the race! 1 year ago

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