“Empowerment” is a great buzzword. But here’s the truth: Without funding to back it up, it’s just a buzzword — a feel-good idea with no power behind it. 1,000 Dreams Fund doesn’t toss around words just to peak interest. We put that idea of empowerment into real action, providing the money and support girls need
At the 1,000 Dreams Fund, we are laser-focused on helping female students in need with the often- unfunded “extra” costs that make a huge impact and can change lives. Case in point: Our Project: Girls On The Rise (PGOTR) program helps high school girls across the country break through financial barriers by allowing them to
By Christie Garton, Founder & CEO of the 1,000 Dreams Fund Mattel is already doing it — and their awesome new Barbie campaign got me thinking and reflecting on what the idea of “dream gap” means for women of all ages and backgrounds in our society today. It’s all about that huge, cavernous space between
Thanks to our inclusion in the Twitch Unity Lounge, we turned up the volume at TwitchCon 2018 on October 26-28 in San Jose, California — and we couldn’t have been more excited to be there for our first time, joining thousands of Twitch streamers and fans while working to connect and inspire female broadcasters and gamers.
At 1,000 Dreams Fund, one of the most rewarding things we get to do is empower young women to go for their goals. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce our 2018-2019 Student Advisory Board (SAB). This diverse group of outstanding young leaders comes from all walks of life, representing their peers in
By Christie Garton, Founder & CEO of the 1,000 Dreams Fund If you haven’t watched Netflix’s new rom-com Sierra Burgess is a Loser, you’re late to the party. But, that’s okay, because — as we know from the movie — most high school parties just lead to miserable drama anyway. While the movie wasn’t perfect
Money talks — and it can speak pretty loudly when you’re looking at college expenses and financing your degree. According to a recent Forbes article, the average student faces $37,172 in student loan debt when they graduate. The financial cost of college is also one of the biggest obstacles we hear about from students, too. So,
We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce our 2018 scholarship winners who represent a cross-section of impressive young women intent on making an impact on their communities and the world. The scholarship recipients were selected from a pool of more than 400 applicants! Congrats to the following recipients: Alexandria Butler, from Victoria, TX Alexandria Schmitt,
YOU GO GIRL! We want YOU as part of our 2018/2019 Student Advisory Board — and here’s why you should apply. The 1,000 Dreams Fund’s overall mission is to positively impact the lives of young women here in the U.S. – and the 1DF Student Advisory Board (SAB) helps make that happen with a group of
August has been a dream so far! On August 1, we started the month off in top form with our BroadcastHER LIVE event to not only announce the first 50 recipients of our Twitch BroadcastHER Grant, but also the opening of our new BroadcastHER Academy – Powered by HARMAN — all live-streamed on our Twitch channel.