Why should I have dreams if I can not fulfill them? - Mytazia Coles age 13
I realized isolation is the Silent Killer of the most amazing dreams I have ever heard from girls in our community. It is our responsibility to ensure each girl has access to every resource necessary to achieve her dream said -Angela Patton - CEO of Girls For A Change
Since we have opened our center we have come across instances in which parents want to send their daughters to our program for out-of-school activities. Unfortunately, too many working families, are isolated from education and employment because of limited or no access to transportation as well. Lack of access to transportation can limit a person’s ability to go to school, hold a job, and take part in the community.
Due to our current lack of sufficient funds our center cannot purchase a van to transport girls from school to our center and community activities. Without reliable transportation, we are unable to serve girls who could benefit from being in a safe, supportive learning environment. We aim to reach as many girls in Central Virginia as possible! Funds are needed to purchase a van to transport girls to our center where they can get ahead of the learning curve, grow up a safe and healthy environment, finish high school continues their education, love where she works, and give back to their communities.
Do one thing today...Donate and join Girls For A Change's 30 day- Fundraising Challenge to purchase a van for the center. It may sound like a big endeavor. Well, it is. But with some brainstorming, help from friends and family, time and passion We can do and We will win!
If you have a van or bus you aren't using or know of someone who does or if you can help us to get one PLEASE HELP!!! Call 804-420- 2267 or email our CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit our Go Fund Me page to make a donation TODAY!
Our summer wrap-up newsletter is out!
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Highlights include learning how to start our own garden, STEM camps and fields, and a few encouraging words from Dr. LaShaunda McNeil (one of the founding scientists of the Pantene Gold Series).
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Kayla Jones is a native of Chesterfield, Virginia. She has been dancing since the age of three, and is still continuing her passion for dance. She has studied at City Dance Theatre, J’Adore Dance Studio, Richmond Ballet, and attended Appomattox Regional Governor’s School of the Arts for her pre-professional training. Kayla is a well-known dance instructor and dancer in the Richmond Metro Area who loves to perform and teach to her community. During Kayla’s junior year, she was drafted by the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. It was one of the biggest and most exciting times of her life. Kayla had been training and waiting for a special moment like this to happen since she was a little girl. Kayla graduated high school a year early and left for the big apple. In New York, she trained with worldwide and well-known choreographers from everywhere, believing it has been one of the most humbling experiences of her life. This fall, Kayla will be attending AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts studying dance/choreography, theatre, and vocal techniques. She continues to aspire and pursue her art in dance thanks to the support of her family and Richmond community.