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Desiree Williams Turned High School Self-Esteem Issues Into A National Beauty Title

Desiree Williams is not your average beauty queen. This year, the gorgeous doctor graced the national stage as a Top 10 finalist in the Miss USA pageant. But Desiree wasn’t always so confident, accomplished and self-assured. Like many of us, she struggled in high school with self-esteem; she was an acne-prone, introverted girl. But, after

Karissa Talanian On Becoming A Force In The Punk Scene

Girls rock! Karissa Talanian is someone who floors you with her casual swagger and creativity. She is the founder of Chicago-based Eye Vybe Records which primarily produces tapes of psychedelic, garage, and pop acts, and she thrashes drums for her own punk trio. Here’s how Karissa became a force in the punk scene. What age

Announcing Our Year-End Fundraising Campaign #Fund1000Dreams!

Millions of girls across America have big dreams about what they want to do with their lives, but they don’t have resources to make those dreams come true. They can’t afford the “extras” that make the difference in future success – from an opportunity to study abroad, to tech devices for budding young artists or

The 1,000 Dreams Fund Announces Year-End Fundraising Campaign on #GivingTuesday Leveraging Newly Appointed Board of Directors

Washington D.C., November 30, 2016 – The 1,000 Dreams Fund (1DF), a national scholarship fund for American girls in high school and college, announced today their “#Fund1000Dreams” end-of-year peer-to-peer crowdfunding campaign of the year. The mission of the campaign is to raise $30,000, and all funding raised will go to fund more 1,000 Dreams Fund

Michelle Bogowith on Chasing The Weather — And Her Dreams

Rain, sleet or hail, meteorologist Michelle Bogowith helps people plan their every day. A recognizable face on Fox4 in Kansas City, Michelle was obsessed with weather as a young girl. While at the University of Missouri, she landed her first internship, which led her to her dream job. As a result, Michelle knows firsthand the

Meet Our Next “Girls On The Rise:” Natalie Becerra, 17

The intelligent and resourceful Elle Woods grabbed everyone’s attention in Legally Blonde, and it was her drive and determination that inspired Natalie Becerra. The 17-year-old junior from Shawnee Mission North High School has dreams of turning big screen aspirations into a real-life career in the courtroom. What is your dream career? I want to be a

Meet Our Next “Girls On The Rise:” Armani Johnson, 16

From as early as she can remember, Armani Johnson has wanted to be a dentist. When asked what she would be if she couldn’t be a dentist she says, “I guess I could be a dental hygienist?” Totally driven, this junior at Raytown High School hopes to find the right school to make that dream

Meet Our Next “Girls On The Rise:” Mia Farrow, 16

Mia Farrow is an athlete with big dreams! The 16-year-old junior at Turner High School in Kansas City, Kansas is an aspiring pediatrician who is eager for college. Like many students, she’s currently deciding between three prospective schools, but the ability to afford college is a common factor among them all. Mia shares how the

Meet Our Next “Girls On The Rise:” Lyric Akis, 17

Lyric Akis has a passion for fashion. She’s in her junior year at Ruskin High School. A model already, the 17-year-old already has her eyes on big plans in the fashion industry. She hopes to visit and then attend the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City after she graduates. What is your

Meet Our Next “Girls On The Rise:” Katiyanna Borawski, 16

Katiyanna Borawski is a girl of many talents. A junior at Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts, she excels in her studies of environmental science as well as acting. She hopes to attend New York University to pursue acting or science — or, she’ll fulfill her other dream of becoming the first U.S. President