Girls in the Know’s Outreach Programs and Scholarship Fund would not be possible with out YOU…We extend sincere thanks to the following corporations and foundations for their generous support of our annual Outreach Programs and Scholarship Funds:
Come Together Ferguson Fund/The Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation
Dana Brown Charitable Trust
Emerson Charitable Trust
The Saigh Foundation
Service Bureau Foundation
Soroptimist International of St. Louis
100 Women Who Care
46 sixth grade girls and 7 faculty members attended our 4 week workshop at Lift For Life Academy. The “Birds and the Bees” workshop was so popular, we will be hosting 2 follow-up workshops to these young women! Special thank you to Susan Kelter, Life for Life’s Community Relations and Volunteer Coordinator, who worked closely with GITK staff to deliver much needed programming to these young ladies.
Compton Drew Middle School
5130 Oakland Ave, St Louis, MO 63110
Girls in the Know speakers delivered our four program sessions in a 1 evening format to 80 six-eighth grade girls to accommodate their annual Girls Night Out and Lock In! Compton-Drew is a St Louis City Public Magnet School serving girls in 6-8th from at-risk and economically challenged communities.
“The Compton-Drew ILC Middle school girls appreciate Girls in the Know for providing the materials and presenters for the speaker series. The girls really enjoyed the program because at the end they felt truly empowered. It’s programs like these that make girls feel special as well as appreciated. From some of the girls perspectives, discussing meanness within the ‘girl world’ touched on some of the experiences and emotions in which they have encountered and it was nice to know that they were not alone! They are already looking forward to Girls Night Out and Lock In 2014! Thanks!” – Tabatha White AVID Coordinator/Athletic Director/School Counselor Compton-Drew ILC Middle School
Casa De Salud
3200 Chouteau Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103
Girls in the Know was invited host our four week speaker series at Casa De Salud, serving medically under or uninsured hispanic mothers and daughters. The workshop was in partnership with St. Louis University Department of Family Medicine. Special thanks to Maria Maldonado, who served as our Ambassador!
Humboldt Academy of Higher Learning
2516 S 9th St, St Louis, MO 63104
Thanks to the generosity of our staff and speakers, Girls in the Know hosted a 2 week-2 session / week format delivering programming to 30 third-fifth grade young ladies, ranging in age from 9-13. Humboldt’s Principal, Jacqueline Russel and Counselor, Ronda Goolsby shared concerns their students were challenged with including low self esteem and body image, struggles with grief & loss, seeking attention from boys and adults in unhealthy ways, difficulty forgiving and letting go of anger, and bullying. Our programming delivered the knowledge and empowerment these girls were seeking.
“Girls in the Know was an AMAZING EXPERIENCE for all of our girls!!! The speakers were well versed in the topics and both sessions were relevant! The students were excited about the sessions and are looking forward to participating again! The positive attitude of the organization representatives was a definite plus!! They are great advocates for the kids and represent their organization well! We plan on a partnership with GITK for years and years to come!” – Ronda Goolsby, Counselor at Humboldt Academy of Higher Learning
200 Day Drive, Ferguson, MO 63135
Thanks to St. Louis’s 100+ Women Who Care, a group of women who care deeply about their community, Girls in the Know was able to provide chrome pads and a special outreach program scheduled to be delivered to their 5th grade girls for the spring. We are grateful for their mission and hope to provide for those in greatest need in the St. Louis community
Since 2009, the Girls in the Know scholarship fund and has been able to give out over 100 scholarships equalling over $5,000 to our speaker workshops to mothers and daughters that could not otherwise afford our program fees.
If you are interested in underwriting an outreach workshop or supporting our scholarship fund, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. With your help, we can provide our programming at no cost to the young ladies who need it most. Not sure you need to but maybe include some of the schools/orgs programs we are seeking funding for:
Lift For Life
Casa de Salud
Marian Middle School
Hazelwood School District