BENEFITING: Girls Incorporated of Alameda County
EVENT DATE: Mar 20, 2016
My sister (Aunt V, Bun, Valari) and I are participating in the Oakland Running Festival this year, to raise money for Girls Inc. of Alameda County. Our goal is to raise at least $100 each, covering the expenses for our own participation and the participation of girls in the program. And, this is a first for us both. We'll be wearing those runner bibs and everything!
What is Girls Inc., you ask? It's a non-profit based in Oakland, CA, that inspires girls to be strong, smart, and bold through a comprehensive range of services - helping girls K-12 build literacy, develop interest in STEM, cultivate self-confidence and leadership skills, access counseling services, navigate college applications and much more.
+ More than 8,000 individuals served annually
+ 92% live in low-income households and qualify for the free or reduced price meals program
+ 96% of girls served identify as girls of color
+ Girls Inc. seniors are twice as likely to apply, be admitted to and enroll in a 4-year college than their peers
+ Girls Inc. 3rd graders are three times as likely to be reading at grade level than their peers
Check out one or all of these inspiring videos about Girls Inc:
Opening our Oakland Center: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksmAZem3YRc
Impact stories from two teens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyHF0S8zy8w
MSNBC feature: College Shower 2015: http://www.msnbc.com/the-cycle/watch/-yeswecode--quality-education-462507075950
Thank you in advance for your support! And if you can't give this time, please like Girls Inc. on facebook to keep updated on other ways to support.
Love to you all...