Thank you for your generosity during this year’s Big Day of Giving!
$5,585 Was Donated To Support
Our Leadership & Empowerment Institute
See Below For How It’s Being Used
Academy of Dreams is a program for young women ages 11-18 that encourages participants to set goals for the future and achieve these by establishing healthy relationships, building self-esteem, learning about college and career opportunities and forming a support network of peers. Currently, we operate at Serna Village, Cristo Rey High School, and St. HOPE Public Schools.
Girls on the Rise is a leadership, advocacy and service program for young women of color in South Sacramento. The program supports young women as they take on relevant issues in their neighborhoods and recognize their own power in creating community change.
$1,500 is being allocated to provide 20 young women with LEI Summer Programming in July 2016. Summer program meets once a week over a 4-week period. Workshops include: College Day, Healthy Lifestyles, Ethnic Studies, and Relationship Building. The program ends with an outdoor Olympic Day, promoting team building and getting active. Participants will receive healthy lunches and snacks, materials for lessons, a t-shirt and gym bag.
$3,000 is being allocated to provide 50 young women with a nutritious breakfast and lunch, interactive materials, and raffle prizes at the 3rd Annual Girls on the Rise Leadership Conference. The conference (to be held on June 21, 2016) engages Sacramento’s female youth as they explore health-related issues affecting our local community, build leadership skills, and network with peers and mentors. The conference is open to high school-aged young women in Sacramento.
$1,085 is being allocated toward the $10,500 needed to employ one Youth Intern for 12 months. Youth Interns are paid, part-time employees of LEI, who assist with lesson development and facilitation, tracking participant paperwork and attendance, recruitment and outreach, and administrative duties. These positions encourage professional development, leadership skills, and economic stability for young women in Sacramento.
Your continued support is greatly appreciated!