JENNIFER JOHNSON, SECRETARY
EMPOWERMENT 4 GIRLS
I have wanted to write about #METOO, this seismic force of nature since the very first hashtags were rolling in and the silence cracked, women's’ whispers raised to a shout, deafening and destroying the protection of ego and fragility. I have wanted to write about it in many places and in so many ways—not to add anything new. I mean we all know this story inside and out and although I have said it out loud again and again to friends, sisters, husbands (mine and yours) acquaintances, and in an awkward moment of solidarity, a lady at the bank… I haven’t written it down yet, because, ugh, #METOO, am I right?!
Let it topple. We are here to rebuild.
"Breathe," I tell myself, triggered again and again. "Stay right here in your body and just breathe." Inhabiting my own empowerment through breath, voice, and being is not something that I take for granted. #METOO and #TIMESUP are powerful forces of nature, exposing the seething molten anger hiding underneath layers of barely stable mountain tops. "Let it topple," I say, "We are here to rebuild."
So many reasons…
As secretary for Empowerment 4 Girls (E4G), one of Olympia's newest nonprofits, I am keenly aware and involved with a group of some of the most dynamic women of our community. We are each a part of E4G for so many reasons:
Hope, Love, Faith, and Trust
We all have so many reasons to channel our hope, love, faith, and trust through this organization. #METOO is one of a zillion of my reasons; my focus on the future while we sort out the past so that we can empower the present with our voices, choices, surroundings. Bravely saying, "Me too, and I believe you, and I know it hurts," to the lineage of women who have lived without these hashtags for too long. Creating empowerment for girls is to honor and release the #METOOs, and create a future that will never accept it as the status quo.
GUEST AUTHOR - JEANNINE ANDERSON
PRESIDENT, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
EMPOWERMENT 4 GIRLS
Foster this Powerful, Positive Shift in Human Evolution
Humanity is experiencing a deeper awakening of personal and social consciousness as our world becomes more transparent and more easily shared through social media and the web. As the norms of acceptable behavior are challenged and refined, calling out abuses that have for too long gone unchallenged, we recognize the need to improve our life skills, in order to continue fostering this powerful, positive shift in human evolution.
Supporting Girls as They Grow Into Strong, Healthy Women
Empowerment 4 Girls is building a nonprofit organization that reaches girls everywhere. Through early intervention they are introduced to a critical curriculum for developing core life skills that support them as they grow into strong, healthy, women capable of loving and nurturing themselves, others and the world we all share.
Be Part Of Our Team
We are electing four board members this November; two Directors and two Officers. All Board Members are expected to commit to a 2-year minimum term and serve on at least one Committee during their term.
If you are called by this message to join us and aren’t already familiar with Empowerment 4 Girls, take some time to roam around our website to familiarize yourself with who we are and what we’re doing. We’d love to hear from you if you’ve got the time, energy and talent to join us in working towards this common vision!
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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Empowerment 4 Girls will join Thurston County's Expanding Your Horizons Conference at South Puget Sound Community College.
Practical Advice for Parents
The Conference also offers a workshop that gives practical advice for parents as they guide their daughters on the journey from middle school to high school to college & career. These are critical and exciting times so we highly encourage your participation in the parent workshop!
Expanding Your Horizons conferences have been held in cities across the United States. More than 625,000 young women have attended, participated, and enjoyed learning about career possibilities in the math and science fields in EYH events around the world since 1975. In Washington State, conferences are held in more than 10 cities throughout the year.
Our mission is to encourage young women to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. Through Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Network programs, we provide STEM role models and hands-on activities for middle and high school girls. Our ultimate goal is to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st Century challenges.
The Network's programs are developed based on the following assumptions:
Financial support comes from membership dues and donations and grants from corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Currently Expanding Your Horizons conferences are held in 31 states and in Europe and Asia.
A DANCE PARTY TO WARM UP WINTER
Join us for a Fun-Filled, Family Evening of Barefoot Boogie
PLUS Chili with all the Fixings!
Friday, February 2, 2018
ADVANCE TICKET SALES REQUIRED
Tickets $25-$100 Per Family
A SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISING EVENT
WHAT A FUN NIGHT!
Thank You FamOLY for dancing with us!
And a BIG thank you to Tom Liederbach for being our event Sponsor AND our amazing DJ!
Thanks to the Eagles Ballroom and Conference Center for an awesome event space.
Thanks to all our Board Members for all your support. What a fun night, woot!
If you are an auction donor and would like your donation to be tax-deductible, please take a moment and download our auction procurement form.
Thank you to Dillinger's Cocktail & Kitchen for sponsoring our event!
Thank you to all of the individuals and businesses for your in-kind donations!
Special thanks to our Board of Directors for your vision and commitment.
I am honored to serve as Executive Director of Olympia's newest nonprofit organization. I'd like to extend a HUGE "Thank you," to my Board of Directors for making our first year so inspiring and successful. I am deeply grateful for all of your generosity and support to Empowerment 4 Girls.
To our wonderful community—we are humbled and grateful for your involvement and eagerness to support the girls in our community! As community members, businesses, friends, and family, your willingness to show up and lend a hand has been unwavering since the beginning of our journey.
As a collective, you have all helped to educate, inspire and empower young girls and women in our community. Thank you, with sincere gratitude and appreciation. Girl Power Rocks!
Stay tuned as we grow towards 2018.
Empowerment 4 Girls (E4G) of Olympia, Washington is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization and is registered as a Charitable Corporation with the Washington Secretary of State Charities Program.
Donations made to E4G may be tax deductible; please consult your tax professional. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a donation receipt for your tax records for any donations made to E4G since October 2016. Obtain additional financial or other information on file with the Washington Secretary of State at 1-800-332-4483 www.sos.wa.gov/charities.
Join us for An Evening of Empowerment
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Empowerment 4 Girls Charity Auction
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Empowerment 4 Girls, a local nonprofit organization based in Olympia, is hosting an Evening of Empowerment on November 5 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Dillingers at 404 Washington Street SE in downtown Olympia. The evening features a multi-course, gourmet meal paired with fine wine and beer and includes live and silent auctions accompanied by beautiful live music provided by harpist, Diane Sonntag.
Empowerment 4 Girls creates programs that educate, inspire and empower girls in our community. We are creating the leaders that the world needs, now. Join us at An Evening of Empowerment, tickets are available for advance sale only at the Empowerment 4 Girls website or go to our website to see how you can be involved in future events and empowerment camps. There are so many ways to get involved with this new organization: register a girl you care about for an upcoming camp, register as a guest speaker for an upcoming event, and donate today. Your donations go directly to support girls in our community.
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