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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

1,000 Dreams Fund Presents Girls On The Rise!

We at the 1,000 Dreams Fund are thrilled to announce our next Challenge in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBS)!  It’s called Girls on the Rise, and is a totally appropriate name as you’ll see! Over the course of four weeks, we seek to raise $10,000 to help fund college visits for FIVE of

Lindsay Scholz Wants You To Be ‘That Working Girl’

As Long as I Believe in Myself, I’ll Be Able to Adapt to Any Situation Lindsay Scholz has dedicated her life to making your career dreams a reality. She’s the founder and editor-in-chief of That Working Girl, a platform where young women can share their stories, learn from each other, and feel empowered to pursue