Facilitated by Joy Lindsay, the Founder & CEO of Butterfly Dreamz, Inc., this professional development series prepares adults to mentor adolescent girls of color by honing in on effective ways to develop girls' leadership and social-emotional skills. Meeting every 3rd Wednesday at 6:00 PM EST, from October 2020 until June 2021, the training will explore the following topics:
Read about our highlights from FY20 (July 1, 2019 until June 30, 2020) and our bold plans for the 2020-21 fiscal year. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
We're grateful for everyone who's been with us on this journey! Today, we celebrate 7 years of service... and counting!!
Hey there leaders!
If you missed (or couldn't access) the live stream of The Leadership Journal book launch, you can watch the recording here. Please share it widely! And, thank you so much for all your support!!!
"Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise."
Good morning Leaders,
We begin Mental Health Awareness Month affirming the words of Maya Angelou's legendary poem, Still I Rise, and remembering that regardless of our circumstances, we always have the power within us to rise and thrive.
Our ability to access peace and power in the midst of life's storms often depends on our mental health, and just like with our physical health, improving our mental health requires commitment and consistency. This month's newsletter includes ideas, tools, and resources to help you lead with love, power, and a sound mind.
100% (5/5) of our class of 2020 Write to Lead interns were accepted into 4-year colleges and universities, receiving full rides and partial scholarships. Here's where they've decided to go. Happy National College Decision Day!
"Let us put our moneys together... and reap the benefit ourselves."
―Maggie L. Walker
The COVID-19 crisis has threatened our community's financial security in unimaginable ways. Many of us have lost jobs, are experiencing significantly reduced working hours, or are supporting family members who are struggling during this time. We know it's tough...but together, we're tougher.
In honor of National Financial Literacy Month, we'll be having conversations about establishing financial security so we're prepared to survive and thrive when life hits us with unexpected storms. Keep reading to learn more.
"...I know I am going where I am needed and though the undertaking is most difficult, it isn't impossible..."
―Janie Porter Barrett
Have you ever had an idea that keeps you up at night—an idea that's on your mind most of the day, steadily nagging your thoughts, no matter how hard you try to ignore it? You know the idea exists, but something (or a few things) are preventing you from "getting started." If this sounds familiar, this week's #MentorMonday newsletter is for you! Keep reading.
"Magic lies in challenging what seems impossible.”
―Carol Moseley Braun
As we navigate through the changes and challenges of COVID-19, we've decided to try something new with our weekly newsletters. Each week, we'll be sending you content aligned to our four core program areas: creation, connection, confidence and career.
Although we realize this does not substitute for our in-person experiences, we hope that it creates a new opportunity for us to stay connected and support each other through these unprecedented times. Scroll down to check out the new format and let us know your thoughts, feedback, and ideas:
"If the structure does not permit dialogue the structure must be changed”
Have you ever had a learning need go completely unnoticed by your family or teachers? The main character in Monday's Not Coming struggled with dyslexia, however, her unique learning needs were missed by some adults and ignored by others. How is this possible? Watch the video below to hear what some of our girls think, and RSVP for our April Breakfast Book Club to join our next discussion on the YA novel, Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds.
This blog is updated with love by the Butterfly Dreamz staff to keep you informed about our latest happenings.