Team Updates & Thanksgiving
Greetings, Team Butterfly Dreamz!
We hope you're enjoying this season of love and thanksgiving. At Butterfly Dreamz, we're grateful for quite a bit, including:
Meet Our Growing Team
Check out our team page to meet our staff, volunteers, and interns! Interested in joining us? Apply to be a Volunteer Leadership Coach by November 30th!
Welcome, Leadership Coaches!
Meet our volunteer Leadership Coaches!!! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🥰
This school year, we’ll have 43 Leadership Coaches providing one-on-one mentorship to our girls, helping them grow as leaders and achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals.
Our coaches come from a variety of career backgrounds, professions, and cities across the United States. We are ecstatic that they’ve decided to share their wisdom and leadership skills with our girls and we’re so grateful to have them on the team!! 💕🦋
Welcome, ExCEL Fellows!
We are pleased to introduce our first cohort of ExCEL Fellows!
ExCEL - Exemplifying Change, Empowerment, and Leadership.
Over the next few months, these young leaders will be learning about gender-based violence and working together to create a community action project that builds community support and protection for girls.
We are honored to facilitate this fellowship in partnership with Rutgers Univerisity, NJ DCF Division on Women, and other regional partners. Stay tuned for future updates about their impactful work! 💕🦋
Sep 2021 Newsletter
Happy September, Butterfly Dreamz Tribe!
After a restful summer, we're rejuvenated and ready for a dynamic and impactful new school year. This month we're having authentic back-to-school convos, learning how to make friends in new school environments, exploring The Leadership Journal, Volume 2: Let's Reflect, and beginning our Cocoon Club program for the new school year! Keep reading to learn more.
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
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!
OUR ANCESTORS (+ SCHOLARSHIPS)
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
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.
ACTION PLANS IN "THE COCOON"
Action Plans Help Girls Achieve Their Goals
This blog is updated with love by the Butterfly Dreamz staff to keep you informed about our latest happenings.