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
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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Imagine learning about the stock market, IPOs, and various roles in a business at just 10 to 15 years old. You have made a difference for over 70 girls in our six week Business Model and IPO Bootcamp. It’s thoughtful donors like you who help see their future and how they can start their own path to success right now.

 This is what you made possible:

“I will work harder in my studies and extracurricular activities so more companies will want to hire me and I can have the chance to negotiate terms to fit myself better. I also want to have myself grounded and labelled positively in the company.” 

11 year old

“I think everyone was amazing. I learned the first steps to create a successful business and I also learned some of the roles you need in a business that I did not know before.” 

12 year old

Plus, we continue to show strong impact with our Imagination Index measurement and evaluation tool. Leading the way was a 33 point self-reported gain on understanding the steps they will need to take to achieve their career goal.

You are helping girls close the imagination gap.

This is just the start! Your support is also providing girls in our upcoming camps with the opportunity to learn how to manage their finances, dive into environmental science, and explore artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics.

Thank you for making a difference.

 

Warm regards,

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Imagine learning about stocks, saving, and investing at just 10 years old.
You have made a difference for over 80 girls in our virtual Financial Literacy camp. It’s thoughtful donors like you that help girls see their future and how they can start their own path to success right now. 

This is what you made possible:

“My favorite part/most inspirational moment of this program was the first day when we talked about what we would like to do in the future 20 years from now.” - Mackenzie

“I learned that it takes time and lots of patience to save up for what you want but it’s more important to get what you need. I also learned that there are different ways to save your money and different strategies.” - Jada

Plus, our post-camp surveys show a 27% program impact as measured by our Imagination Index!

You are helping girls close the imagination gap.  

This is just the start! Your support is also providing girls in our upcoming camps with the opportunity to learn how to start their own business, dive into environmental science and explore AI, machine learning and robotics. 

Thank you for making a difference.

Warm regards,

Linda Calhoun
Founder and CEO 

P.S. Tell us more about which virtual camps you care the most about in this quick survey!

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Location: San Francisco, CA - USA
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Linda Calhoun
San Francisco, CA United States
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