Hey Amazing Team Coordinators!
As is always the case for this time of the challenge year, your teams are doing a lot. Many are working with partners like Golden Gears and Boundless Blooms, hosting fundraisers, raising awareness on their respective issues, holding wellness fairs, and are busy coding their inventions.
If at all possible, I'd love to meet you, your team and attend one of your events - please add them to the Girls Build Master Calendar!
Check everyone's progress out here on the Year 5 page.
I will be emailing each of you for an informal check-in on the progress of your projects. We can talk about any issues you're facing and brainstorm on solutions.
End-of-Year Evaluation & Competition
It's time to start thinking about what your team needs to put together for the end-of-year final project evaluation and competition. CLICK HERE for everything you need to know about what we're looking for by May 3rd.
NEW! Girls Build Master Calendar
Please add your events to our master calendar and make them known to us. Click the button below!
Maximize your End-of-Year Impact:
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 in every story and post!
WHO: LA County High School Juniors + Seniors
WHAT: Get placed into your dream summer, paid internship
WHEN: March 1, 2020
Description: 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.
WHO: Students and teachers in LA County
WHAT: Free field trips at the Natural History Museum and California Science Center
Description: Explore the Natural History Museum with free field trips all year round (including free programs, performances, and exhibits) that engage students in science, history, art, and nature and introduce STE(A)M career paths.
TEACHERS! Experience free educator workshops on Saturdays every month, each focusing on various museum content with Research & Collections experts and connect your classroom with museum research.
West Adams Preparatory High School Girls Build recently went all out with their Love Yourself First Campaign at their school.
They did a fantastic job engaging their school on their mission and documenting it for the record - go check it out on their instagram page (click the photo)! 💕
Compton Early College Change Agents celebrated Galentine's Day by spreading positivity and affirmations at their school. Did we mention that they're taking on all three impact pillars this year? That's an incredibly ambitious task, and they've been proving that they're capable of doing the most in the finest way.
A special shout out to their coordinator, Kimberly Ponce (pictured here) for winning the BRIC Foundation's 2020 Impact Award last week. Learn more about it HERE.
Foshay Girls Build, aka Women of Wisdom are busy programming and building out their device to remind Angelenos when to take their medicine.
The website also looks amazing - this is a team that has really stepped up their game in the last month. Great job kicking it into high gear in the implementation phase.
Palmdale Learning Plaza's GirlsGen worked with their school to participate in Kaiser Permanente’s anti-bullying educational theater program.
They've been awesome about engaging multiple off-campus partners to explore all kinds of aspects to achieving health and wellness AND showcasing their work consistently whilst doing it - it definitely does not go unnoticed.