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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

Athlete-Turned-Activist Kristin Duquette on Being a Champion: “Trust Yourself and Trust Your Journey”

Kristin Duquette is a leader — both in and out of the pool. The swimmer is a five-time American Paralympic Record Holder and the former US Team Captain for the 2010 Greek Open. She was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at the age of the nine, but what could have derailed her dreams has only propelled

Changemakers: Enter our #MentorMe Challenge to secure funding for your next BIG idea!

You have BIG dreams about making our world a better, brighter and more awesome place – and we want to help you! Whether you head a student organization or want to run your own nonprofit, we can all use a financial boost and a little assistance from someone who has “been there and done it.”

September Funding Roundup

We may be officially one month into the school year, but it’s not too late to get some extra financial help! Here’s a list of some awesome scholarships and opportunities that are still accepting applications. Check them out! Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship Deadline: October 31, 2016 Calling all “Walking Dead” fans! Write an essay about how

1,000 Dreams Fund Founder Christie Garton Talks Conquering College, White House Etiquette, and Helping Girls Turn Their Dreams Into Reality

Christie Garton is the big sister you wish you had. The 1,000 Dreams Fund founder has been turning goals into accomplishments since she was a teenager, landing an internship in Paris at Glamour and an invite to the White House – before she even received her degree! Now the author of the U Chic college