Hello Hello Coordinators!
I'm incredibly awed and downright humbled seeing everything your teams are doing.
The Radical Rosies from King-Drew High School have pre-registered 50+ of their students to vote. San Fernando High School's DIY Girls are coding and constructing their safety device. Chicas Verdes from Manual Arts High School are holding their famous farmer's markets to sell what they've produced at their school garden. Mujeres Con Animo from Animo Leadership Charter are making great progress on their documentary highlighting immigrant women's stories.
These teams are also incredibly consistent in highlighting their work and integrating social media into their project. We know your teams are doing amazing work and we want to see it as well - please look to update your websites and social media platforms regularly.
Panasonic Laptop Winners:
The winners of the Panasonic laptops are:
Girls Who Run the World by Diana Kapp: Coordinators will be individually contacted sometime in the next week to work out logistics of getting the books to them. We had more demand than we can currently meet - but the author is working on getting more books to those waitlisted teams.
Late Mid-Year Submissions: If you submitted your mid-year materials late, please expect your feedback + updates on your grants to arrive in your inbox sometime in the next week.
Thanks for all the work that you do,
NEW! Girls Build Master Calendar
Please use THIS LINK TO OUR MASTER CALENDAR to post your events and make them known to us. We will make every effort to attend and/or highlight them on our social media.
I'll send you an email checking up on the progress of your project from time to time. If you'd like to schedule a phone/video call with me to discuss ANYTHING, please use THIS LINK TO SIGN UP FOR A CHECK-IN.
End-of-Year Evaluation & Competition
Don't wait until May to get your website functional. Start updating it with the events that you've held, and collect data on relevant measures for your impact report. This year, we're awarding scholarships AND iPads, thanks to our supporters at Comcast.
CLICK HERE for everything you need to know about what we're looking for by May 3rd.
Maximize your End-of-Year Impact:
Here's another easy way to get engaged - get at least 20 people from your team and/or community to follow @girls_build AND your own team on Instagram and we'll award one extra bonus point on your end-of-year project. Keep track of this list and submit it to us in May.
Also - did you know we can repost your story only if you tag us in it? PLEASE TAG US @girls_build!
Ideas to get Engaged on Instagram:
WHO: LA County High School Juniors + Seniors
WHAT: Get placed into your dream summer, paid internship
WHEN: March 1, 2020
Description: An annual initiative of LA Promise Fund, The Intern Project (TIP) places deserving high school students in paid internships based on their skills and career interests paired with a company’s unique values and needs. Students apply online, then we make matching recommendations based on their interests and the company’s job description(s).
Interns also participate in college and career related workshops such as: financial aid and college app webinars, resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, and networking strategies workshops. We provide ongoing coaching to ensure their placement is successful.
Click HERE to apply.
WHO: Girls in LA County, Ages 14-18
WHAT: Free social change documentary filmmaking + community activism youth program
WHEN: Applications due April 20, 2020
Description: Over the course of five weeks, students learn how to create their own short documentary and how to use the medium of film to affect positive social-change in their communities.This is a free program to empower and equip girls interested in filmmaking and the arts.
They become the content creators for Women's Voices Now's Empathy-to-Action Film Club, guiding viewers to champion women’s and girls’ rights, locally and globally, one call to action at a time.
Additionally, they are holding a smaller workshop series on Feb 16 and March 1 in DTLA. Open to all girls ages 14-18 to sign up.
Click HERE to apply and find out more details.
Last week, the Radical Rosies from King/Drew Medical Magnet High School successfully held a voter registration drive that pre-registered 50 teens over two-days.
We saw how they leveraged their social media to raise awareness of the event, timed it with their school's basketball game to tap into an existing flow of people, and meaningfully engaged each registrant to take these amazing photos. This is a team looking to win it all. 🗳🇺🇸
Larchmont Charter School Girls Build undertook the classic bake sale to fundraise for their civic engagement project, which includes creating care packages for the homeless.
We encourage all teams to fundraise as part of their project - it is a key way to maximize your impact + sustainability! 💰 💵
G.A.L.S. - Giving And Leading, Succeeding from Alliance Alice M. Baxter College-Ready High School are saving the bees this year! To do it, they've also undertaken a fundraising effort selling kool-aid gummies. 🐝 🍭
Major props for, again - taking the steps beyond what's required to maximize your project impact and team sustainability.
Congratulations to all the Aspirations in Computing winners on our Girls Build teams. We know many of our schools had regional winners. Special shout out to Kary C from Lennox Math Science and Technology Academy who won the National Award! 🥇🔬
Look out for applications to open in September again for all our STEM girls to apply and get recognized.