E4G Needs Your Help!
I’ve been honored to support Empowerment4Girls for the past year and a half. As outgoing Secretary and Board member, I’d like to take this opportunity to ask for your support.
This program and its operations are run by Kristen Rubis and Jeannine Anderson, two empowered women who are two of the founders. They are also fiercely dedicated to E4G’s continued success. And we all need it to succeed.
I’ve volunteered at some of the Empowerment Camps and love seeing the positive effects they have on the girls. From the start, Kristen sets the stage to make the environment safe and welcoming, and the girls love and trust her. It’s inspiring and encouraging to see how the girls respond, interact and ask questions about what is being presented to them.
The setting also encourages them to share their own stories and express themselves authentically. There are guest speakers who bring a variety of topics that loop back to the main area of focus: self-empowerment. There are giggles, laughs and the occasional snort as they move through yoga poses that transforms into calmness when Kristen guides them back to centering themselves and being in the moment. It’s something special to witness and be part of.
Conscious Minds, Conscious Bodies™ is the newest offering. Kristen and fellow Curriculum Committee members have spent many hours developing the curriculum, which deals with a serious and much-needed conversation with girls about their bodies. Specifically, this camp provides education about body awareness, giving participants the tools to become empowered with knowledge about their bodies, sexuality, boundaries, gender identity and much more. This powerful camp needs the chance to make a difference for our girls in the years to come.
E4G has come up against the same challenges that many organizations and small businesses have in the face of COVID-19. Funds are running low and there are salaries to be paid. While donations usually go toward supporting the programs, education and other camp-related expenses rather than administrative costs, I’d like to offer this up for consideration: Our two staff members who run the programs, pursue fundraising opportunities, keep the books, and ensure all the paperwork and accounting are handled properly are what keep the organization afloat.
They also often work far more hours than their salaries support, and every effort is being made to rectify that. In the meantime – and especially now – donations to help keep the E4G staff financially afloat will result in being able to continue to keep the E4G programs alive and well.
Please consider making a donation to support core operating costs in support of our staff members so they in turn can continue to support Empowerment 4 Girls.
Thank you in advance for your contribution.
Past Secretary and Board Member
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