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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

Melissa Bixby

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! 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$590

MONEY RAISED
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  • Melissa Bixby

    $250

  • Courtney Dickey

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ashley and Marc Zimmermann

    $30

  • Emily Schottman

    $50

  • Susan Biles

    $60

  • Courtney Holcomb

    $30

  • Kim Goyette

    $20

  • Cindy Gunderson

    $50

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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

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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

Fundraiser Title

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

Cindy Gunderson

Cindy Gunderson

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Kim Goyette

Kim Goyette

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Courtney Holcomb

Courtney Holcomb

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Susan Biles

Susan Biles

DONATION: $60

5 years ago

Emily Schottman

Emily Schottman

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Ashley and Marc Zimmermann

Ashley and Marc Zimmermann

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Fantastic and important cause! 5 years ago

Courtney Dickey

Courtney Dickey

DONATION: $50

Keep up the great work Melissa! You make Kappa Delta proud! 5 years ago

Melissa Bixby

Melissa Bixby

DONATION: $250

5 years ago