Virtual Camps - Empowering Girls Around the World

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Virtual Camps - Empowering Girls Around the World
Virtual Camps - Empowering Girls Around the World
Virtual Camps - Empowering Girls Around the World
Virtual Camps - Empowering Girls Around the World
Virtual Camps - Empowering Girls Around the World
Virtual Camps - Empowering Girls Around the World
Virtual Camps - Empowering Girls Around the World
Virtual Camps - Empowering Girls Around the World
Virtual Camps - Empowering Girls Around the World
Virtual Camps - Empowering Girls Around the World
Virtual Camps - Empowering Girls Around the World
Preparing for College Virtual Camp Logo
Preparing for College Virtual Camp Logo

Thanks to donors like you, this past September, Career Girls hosted the fourth of six virtual camps planned for 2022. From September 22 - 24, Career Girls welcomed girls from the United States, Canada, and worldwide for a 3-day intensive camp focused on Preparing for College. During the camp, girls learned what it takes to get into college from women experts in education and college admissions. They discovered how to write about achievements and the power of presenting their authentic selves to college admissions officers from women experts at LinkedIn. In addition, the College Board guided them through developing a “countdown to college” timeline and identifying their ideal college major and career options.

One of the most exciting parts of camp is seeing the impact of our programming in action. For example, one of our goals is to build confidence and self-esteem in girls. During the Preparing for College Virtual Camp, girls learned valuable confidence-building skills through an exercise in one of the daily breakout groups. The activity focused on believing in yourself and the way that we communicate this belief to others.

Thanks to the generous support of people like you, Career Girls reached our goal of welcoming girls to six Virtual Camps in 2022, continuing to provide them free of charge for every girl who wants to attend. In October, we welcomed campers to our Cybersecurity camp, and in November, we welcomed girls to the Web3, Blockchain, and NFT camp. With your continued support, Career Girls will welcome girls to six Virtual Camps in 2023 and can continue to serve girls worldwide and close The Imagination Gap. Thank you for your support!

Warm regards,

Linda

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Financing For Entrepreneurship Virtual Camp Logo
Financing For Entrepreneurship Virtual Camp Logo

Thanks to donors like you, this past July, Career Girls hosted the second of six virtual camps planned for 2022. From July 12 - 15, Career Girls welcomed girls from the United States, Canada, and Morocco for a 4-day intensive camp focused on Financing for Entrepreneurship. Girls explored the building blocks of financing entrepreneurship, understanding how lenders decide whether or not to invest in a company, pitching for investment as a startup company, and finance for solopreneurs. Campers had the opportunity to engage directly with women leaders in finance, venture capital, and entrepreneurship. Each girl learned how to create a business model and a pitch deck and explored what investors are looking for in a viable company.

One of the most exciting parts of camp is to see the impact of our programming in action. One of our goals is to close The Imagination Gap  – the difference between career choices that girls imagine for themselves and the range of careers actually available for them to pursue based on their interests. During the Financing for Entrepreneurship Virtual Camp, one camper reported that she was looking forward to “making hobbies into things we can do in the future.” Access to accomplished women role models gives the girls a roadmap to success. One camper said, “my most inspirational moment is when the special guests share their story and how they got to where they are today.”

With your help, we’re looking forward to conducting three additional virtual camps in 2022 and continuing to provide them free of charge for every girl who wants to attend. In August, we welcomed campers to our AI, Robotics, and Machine Learning camp and are looking forward to our next virtual camp, Preparing for College, from September 22 - 24. With your continued support, Career Girls can continue to serve girls worldwide and close The Imagination Gap. Thank you for your support!

Warm regards,


Linda

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2021 Business Model and IPO Bootcamp
2021 Business Model and IPO Bootcamp

Thanks to donors like you, Career Girls produced four innovative, multi-day Virtual Camps in 2021, connecting girls with women role models in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Business Model and IPO’s, Financial Literacy, and Environmental Sciences and Climate Change professions.

Today, we wanted to highlight one of our virtual camps, our Business Model & IPO Bootcamp. The bootcamp model allowed girls to take a deep dive into topics including what it means to go public (IPO), how to take control of your financial future, how to negotiate, and learned about creating a business.

Over the course of six sessions, the girls were taught by women experts thriving in those fields. Experts included the then President of the New York Stock Exchange (2018 – 2021), Stacey Cunningham, as well as the current President (as of January 2022), Lynn Martin. Your donation made it possible for Career Girls to gift this opportunity to girls to learn from experts like Stacey and Lynn at no cost to the camper.

After our virtual camp finished, it was clear that many of the campers were inspired to be a future leader. 26% of participants commented that one of the most inspirational parts of the session was learning the importance of negotiating, with two attendees agreeing that "every negotiation should end in both sides being a little frustrated!". That means that over ¼ of the campers aligned with the same leadership takeaway.

Overall, the girls thrived during the camp. One camper said, “I really liked how we got to work in breakout rooms with other people and hear their ideas about the business. I also liked how we learned how to start a business and run one.”

With your help, we’re looking forward to conducting six Virtual Camps in 2022 and continuing to provide them free-of-charge for every girl who wants to attend. The 2022 Environmental Science Virtual Camp will lead as our first camp of 2022, taking place from April 28-30. The camp features half a dozen women experts who served as delegates at the United Nations climate change conference, COP26, held in Glasgow, Scotland this past November. With your continued support, Career Girls can continue to serve girls worldwide and close the imagination gap. Thank you for your support!

Warm regards,

Linda

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Thanks to donors like you, Career Girls produced 4 innovative multi-day Virtual Camps in 2021, connecting girls with women role models in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Business and IPO, Financial Literacy, and Environmental Sciences and Climate Change professions.

Today, we wanted to highlight one of our virtual camps, our Financial Literacy Camp. Taking place over three days, the girl campers learned the fundamentals of managing their personal finances.

In particular, the girls learned the importance of saving and investing their money. For the campers, the basics of financial Literacy can form the backbone of their financial futures.

After our virtual camp finished, over 83% of virtual campers responded that they would save and invest more in the future. 

Our team was thrilled to look at the data and realize how much our virtual campers had learned over the course of three days. Financial Literacy is one of the most important subjects for any person to learn, and our Career Girls are no exception.

One camper said, “I learned a lot about money! That I can earn money now, that I should save more, and where I could invest to prepare for the future.”

With your help, we’re looking forward to conducting 6 Virtual Camps in 2022 and continuing to provide them free-of-charge for every girl who wants to attend. Thank you for your support!

Warm regards,
Linda

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Thanks to donors like you, Career Girls produced 4 innovative multi-day Virtual Camps in 2021, connecting girls with women role models in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Business and IPO, Financial Literacy, and Environmental Sciences and Climate Change professions. 

 

In our Environmental Science and Climate Change Virtual Camp, girls learned about the importance of Climate Change advocacy and innovative solutions (such as using oysters to clean our oceans!) that can have a big impact on their futures.

 

“When I heard the other kids' ideas in the breakout sessions, I thought to myself how amazing the future will be if all of us take action in helping the environment.” - Leilani, 5th grade

 

Throughout the course of these Virtual Camps in 2021, our team at Career Girls have all said that what they’ve felt most this year is inspired. After another year living through a pandemic, being able to virtually meet so many hardworking, thoughtful, and ambitious girls in our Virtual Camps boosted our spirits. With girls like these leading the way, our world and our future seems brighter and more hopeful.

 

In addition, we have the data to back this up. As one example from our Imagination Index (a monitoring and evaluation tool we use to measure our impact), 100% of girls from our Environmental Science & Climate Change Virtual Camp reported significant knowledge gain on how climate change is currently impacting the earth. 

 

With your help, we’re looking forward to conducting 6 Virtual Camps in 2022 and continuing to provide them free-of-charge for every girl who wants to attend. Thank you for your support!

 

Warm wishes, 

Linda

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