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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

Marcie Ramirez

THE STORY:

HI, ALL -

I AM ON THE BOARD OF GENaustin...and organization that focuses on the challenging issues young girls face and how they can effectively maneuver through those crucial years.  The mission of the organization and its impact on girls' lives is touching and hits very close to home.  If you are able, please consider donating to help our annual conference. ANY AMOUNT is much appreciated.

To learn more, read below :)

 

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! 

 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$130

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mike and Susan Parastar

    $20

  • Kim and Liz Barbin

    $20

  • Ben, Shadya, and Elena Williams

    $40

  • Andy and Kathy Armentor

    $30

  • Kristen Mello

    $20

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17% Raised of$750 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $33,977 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Girls Empowerment Network

Amount Raised

$22,660

 

45% Raised of$50,000 Goal

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Maura Thomas

Amount Raised

$4,506

 

113% Raised of$4,000 Goal

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Julia Cuba Lewis

Amount Raised

$3,030

 

101% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Darcy Kurtz

Amount Raised

$1,365

 

68% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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Melissa Bixby

Amount Raised

$590

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Sara Rodell

Amount Raised

$566

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Jason Sugawa

Amount Raised

$510

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Ane Urquiola

Amount Raised

$305

Donor Comments

Kristen Mello

Kristen Mello

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Andy and Kathy Armentor

Andy and Kathy Armentor

DONATION: $30

We are glad to offer support for a great cause. We love you Marcie! 5 years ago

Ben, Shadya, and Elena Williams

Ben, Shadya, and Elena Williams

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Kim and Liz Barbin

Kim and Liz Barbin

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Mike and Susan Parastar

Mike and Susan Parastar

DONATION: $20

In honor of our daughter, Marcie. 5 years ago