2012 Grant Recipients
On Monday, June 11, 2012 Womenade Boston held our second annual voting meeting to select grant recipients for 2012. It was a wonderful evening and the spirit and excitement in the room were terrific. Prior to voting, the members heard presentations from eight finalists selected through an extensive evaluation process. Following finalist presentations, Womenade Boston members voted to award grants to four organizations in two categories: programs that empower teen girls, and programs that keep women and girls engaged in education. Winners in 2012 each receive grants of $21,000.
Congratulations to our 2012 winners!
Girls' LEAP Self-Defense
Girls' LEAP (Lifetime Empowerment & Awareness Program) trains at-risk girls aged 8-18 in verbal and physical safety skills and self-awareness. LEAP helps girls develop a diverse set of responses to violence, beyond the extremes of passivity and escalation.
My Life My Choice at JRI
My Life My Choice (MLMC) is a groundbreaking, nationally recognized initiative designed to stem the tide of commercial sexual exploitation of adolescent girls. MLMC offers a unique continuum of services spanning provider training, prevention groups for vulnerable adolescent girls, case consultation, and survivor mentoring to young victims of commercial sexual exploitation.
Science Club for Girls
Science Club for Girls increases the self-confidence and literacy in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) of K-12th grade girls belonging to groups that are underrepresented in these fields, through free programs that include hands-on learning, mentorship, and leadership opportunities.
Bird Street Community Center
Math Is Not My Enemy is a program of the Bird Street Community Center in Dorchester. Math Is Not My Enemy is a summer program designed to provide dual outcomes: an increased understanding of math (basic math, pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and pre-calculus) and a meaningful summer job – scripting, acting, filming, and editing a 25 minute reality video that highlights the young women’s summer of learning…the challenges and the successes.