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 journalists, to having those “extra-curricular” experiences that spark personal growth and connect them to mentors and careers.
In fact, over 50% of young women we surveyed lack easy access to funding, and 30% don’t even know where to look. Additionally, students are spending over $15,000 out of their own or family’s pocket on extracurricular activities, saddling many with additional burdensome credit card debt.
That’s why as founder of the 1,000 Dreams Fund, I am thrilled to announce the launch of our first year-end fundraising campaign #Fund1000Dreams.
YOUR DONATION will help reach even more young women with our mission – when they need help the most. https://www.crowdrise.com/help-us-fund-1000-dreams/fundraiser/1000DreamsFund
Plus 100% of all funding raised will goes to funding more grants next year!
Within one year of our launch, already the 1,000 Dreams Fund has provided over $40,000 in funding for to over 40 young women for items such as:
- Tech devices: A digital camera for a future photojournalist
- Conference, Tutoring & Exam Fees: Conference fees for a future education policy expert
- Travel: A mission trip for a future orthodontist
- Textbooks: Graduate school textbooks for a future occupational therapist
The 1,000 Dreams Fund is also committed to supporting a diverse group of young women in need, including:
- “First-generation” students
- Young women of color
- A diverse range of studies and career interests
You can read about all of our inspiring grantees here: https://staging8.1000dreamsfund.org/about/
Join us in reaching more of these young women with critical funding in 2017 by making a donation today. https://www.crowdrise.com/help-us-fund-1000-dreams/fundraiser/1000DreamsFund
Thank you for your support of these young women!
1,000 Dreams Fund