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We Are Girls Scholarship Campaign

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BENEFITING: Girls Empowerment Network

ORGANIZER: Girls Empowerment Network

EVENT DATE: Nov 09, 2013

Julia Cuba Lewis

THE STORY:

GENaustin wrote -

Did you know that 71% of teen girls in Austin feel like they don’t measure up in terms of looks, grades and relationships?

Arlette and her sister Estefanie know what that statistic feels like firsthand. “At age 13, I believed that I was supposed to look exactly the way they showed women in the magazines. I started to dislike my body. I became sick with a low self-esteem and depression.”  Arlette, 10th grade

GENaustin’s sixth annual statewide We Are Girls Conference exists because girls today struggle with intense pressures that negatively affect their ability to become confident, healthy young women.  Like Arlette and Estefanie, they feel alone and many of them face bullying, poor body image, disordered eating, cutting, and binge drinking.

But GENaustin and the We Are Girls Conference create a forum for girls to address these important issues and also learn tools for leadership through financial literacy, career exploration, and college readiness.  In fact, at the 2012 event:

  • 91% reported not feeling so alone after the conference
  • 86% felt better able to connect with others
  • 85% of attendees reported that experts answered their questions

Arlette and Estefanie will receive scholarships to the 2013 conference. Many girls like them cannot afford the ticket price - and it’s just $30! Please make a donation of $30 or more and turn a girl’s life around! 

Because of GENaustin, the girls were able to better explore “real beauty” which made a huge impact on their lives. Estefanie shared, “GENaustin has definitely helped me open my eyes.  It has given me the chance to realize how I should value myself and my body.”  Estefanie, 9th grade

Please make a donation to help ONE or MORE girls! 

You can also join us for a one-night only special event on 10/9 to help raise scholarships for girls! Check out http://30x300.org/ for more info!

 

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To This Fundraiser

$3,030

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Ned Salter

    $120

  • Stephanie P

    $60

  • Jill and Stephen

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Christine Carlucci

    $30

  • Lisa LeGuin Lawrence

    $90

  • Mary Ellen Isaacs

    $30

  • Anna M

    $90

  • Beth Miller

    $30

  • Casey Layfield

    $60

  • Karen Schelfhout

    $150

  • Laura Sovine

    $30

  • Alison Paige

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Michelle & Colin Wallis

    $120

  • M. Orozova

     

  • Mindy Klement

     

  • Anne and Ryan Tiedt

    $90

  • Heather Bendes

    $150

  • Lori, Lily, and Jason Knutson

    $120

  • Isaac Rodriguez

    $20

  • Monica & Casey

    $150

  • Denise Chumlea

    $90

  • Nicole Stallings

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Shelley Seale

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Laura and James Williams

    $90

  • Erin Jones

     

  • Brianna McKinney

    $30

  • Clara Uribe

    $100

  • The Haywood's

    $160

  • Classic House Restoration, Inc.

    $150

  • The Benson Company

    $300

  • Lynley Prather

    $60

  • Anonymous

     

  • Cristina Reyna

    $160

  • Shannon Kelley

    $30

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101% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $33,977 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Girls Empowerment Network

Amount Raised

$22,660

 

45% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maura Thomas

Amount Raised

$4,506

 

113% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julia Cuba Lewis

Amount Raised

$3,030

 

101% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Darcy Kurtz

Amount Raised

$1,365

 

68% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Melissa Bixby

Amount Raised

$590

Fundraiser Title

Sara Rodell

Amount Raised

$566

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Jason Sugawa

Amount Raised

$510

Fundraiser Title

Ane Urquiola

Amount Raised

$305

Donor Comments

Shannon Kelley

Shannon Kelley

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Cristina Reyna

Cristina Reyna

DONATION: $160

5 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

5 years ago

Lynley Prather

Lynley Prather

DONATION: $60

5 years ago

Clara Uribe

Clara Uribe

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

The Haywood's

The Haywood's

DONATION: $160

5 years ago

Classic House Restoration, Inc.

Classic House Restoration, Inc.

DONATION: $150

5 years ago

The Benson Company

The Benson Company

DONATION: $300

5 years ago

Brianna McKinney

Brianna McKinney

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Erin Jones

Erin Jones

5 years ago