GIRLS WITH IMPACT GRADS BECOME THE CEOS OF THEIR OWN VENTUREs, BOOST THEIR COLLEGE APPLICATIONS
Girls With Impact Calls for Scholarship Applicants by Sept 30th
September 23, 2019 – In an effort to give teen girls a college and career advantage, Girls With Impact today announced that girls in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts are becoming CEOs as young as 14 and that up to 100 scholarships are now available starting this Fall.
Emily Brydges, 15, of Suffield High School in CT, is now the CEO of No Loose Ends, a venture she created during the program that offers a collection of colored shoelaces to raise funds for the Campaign for Female Education.
“There aren’t many outlets for runners to make a difference in the world, so I was able to combine the two,” says Emily of her experience. “It’s had a huge impact on me.”
Aashna Mahukar, 15 of Shrewsbury High School, underwent the after-school program, where she designed an app, Recycling Rewards, to offer a new, more efficient way to encourage recycling.
“The program was incredible,” said Aashna. “It gave me a way to make my idea become reality. When I go to college, it’s really, really going to help set me apart.”
Girls With Impact’s live, online program – designed with Harvard experts and delivered from the comfort of home – equips girls to build a business or non-profit. The girls move from the ideation stage to a business plan, learning concepts such as competition, targeting customers, finances and marketing.
Students complete the program with a business plan, a prototype, and venture pitch before an audience of family and friends at the final graduation ceremony.
Outcomes from Girls With Impact students include:
- 91% are more confident taking initiative vs 44% pre-program
- 80% are more likely to major in business or entrepreneurship
- 100% feel more college ready
Girls now in college also report receiving scholarships averaging $110,000, directly attributable to their Girls With Impact experience.
This year, Girls With Impact expects to train 1,000 girls although “there are no limits to the number we can train,” says CEO Jennifer Openshaw. “It’s all part of Girls With Impact’s effort to equip 10,000 girls with the skills and confidence to become the leaders of tomorrow.”
Up to 100 scholarships are available for the program – thanks to the support of Eversource Energy and Santander — for those of low and moderate income. Apply for financial aid through the application. September 30th is the deadline for the Fall program.
To learn more and apply, visit www.girlswithimpact.