Greetings, Butterfly Dreamz Tribe!
Applications for our 2021-22 student internships are now open! We're looking for 8th grade, high school, and college students to help us build and lead our movement. All internships are paid and are 10 months long, beginning August 2021 and ending June 2022. To learn more, you can view the intern descriptions and watch the recording of our Internship Info Session.
Hey there, Butterfly Dreamz Tribe!
Are you that person who loves to see your friends winning in life? That's a silly question—of course, you are! So, make sure you share these 3 Money Moves for Young Leaders with your bestie. And if your friend is a teen girl or a woman who mentors teen girls, be sure to invite her to join our Cocoon Club so she'll gain access to all our member benefits!
A New Season
Happy Women's Herstory Month, Butterfly Dreamz Tribe!
March is the month of my grandmother's birthday, the start of spring, and the "beginning of new beginnings" as we get closer to graduations, warm weather, and a new season. Throughout this month, our girls will be preparing for growth and transition.
Starting Thursday, March 11th at 5:30 PM EST, we'll be hosting weekly yoga sessions for teen girls and mentors, in partnership with I'm So Yoga Newark. Attendance is free for Cocoon Club members and non-members can donate to join. We hope to see you there!
For many of us, February is a time of reflection. Although it is not the only time we celebrate Black history, it is certainly a special time—a time of honoring the dreams and the work of our ancestors. We stand proudly and humbly on the sacrifices and commitment of those that came before us.
Earlier this week, we shared 12 Homeschool Activities That Highlight Trailblazing Black Women. In honor of our ancestors, we'll be using these activities to decide which middle and high school girls will receive our $1,000 Live Boldly Book Scholarship.
Cash in "The Cocoon"
Growing up, cash was always my favorite incentive. If you have a convo with my dad, he'll tell you stories about how the kids in our family left him broke by earning A's on our report cards. :-) Well, last month I got a taste of what my dad experienced. We kicked off our Cocoon Club Cash, an incentive that awards girls cash prizes for their leadership achievements.
DECISIONS, DECISIONS, DECISIONS...
As we close out this calendar year, we're thinking about the choices we make that shape our lives and lead to our dreams becoming a reality. During our December group mentoring session, we explored our strongest and weakest decision areas, committed to actions that will improve our decision-making, and became accountability partners to each other. If you know a middle or high school girl who could use support making better decisions, invite her to join The Cocoon, an online community of women and girls working together to grow as leaders and achieve our dreams!
Action Plans Help Girls Achieve Their Goals
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