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Amazing Woman of the Month

Every month, celebrate an amazing woman that has become an icon!

Learn about these groundbreaking women's accomplishments and find inspiration for becoming an amazing women yourself!

Register for each monthly, self-guided program and you will receive the program and a patch featuring that month's amazing women.

Per Month

$10 Per Adult / $10 Per Girl

 

Celia Cruz - October

In the 1950’s a star began to rise in Cuba. Celia Cruz, despite much hardship became the most adored Latin American singer of her time and blazed a path for others to follow. Her kindness and positive energy were felt by millions and it is impossible to listen to her music without wanting to dance!

During this program, girls will complete hands-on activities to honor Celia’s legacy. Cooking Celia’s favorite recipe, designing fashions, helping others during this self-guided program and then coming together on our optional zoom to learn some dance moves will help you walk in Celia’s shoes.

Shirley Chisholm - November

Shirley Chisholm was a groundbreaking figure in American political history. Not only was she the first black female in congress, but she was also the first black woman to run for President. She knew she could not win, but ran anyway because she knew that we had to start somewhere to pave the way for other people of color to pursue political office. Many people believe that without Shirley opening the door, President Barack Obama and Vice President Kamala Harris would not have been elected. In this self-guided non-political program, girls will learn about how congress works, how to stand up for themselves respectfully, and how to make a positive change. Through hands-on activities, girls will create a platform that is important to them that can launch their political career

ZOOM: November 15, 7-7:30 pm (EST)

COST: $10pp Includes Customized Patch to be mailed at the end of each month. 

Adults can register to receive the patch as well.

REGISTER by November 15th if participating in optional live ZOOM.  Registrants after November 15th will receive a link to the recorded ZOOM.

 

Eleanor Roosevelt - December

One of the most influential first ladies of all time, Eleanor did not stop her public service after her husband left office. As wife to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor redefined the role of First Lady and changed the course of American History. Her life experiences led her to connect with the lowest-income Americans and work to improve their lives, despite being born into the wealthy upper class herself.

In this self-guided program, girls will find their inner beauty, work to help others, and create a plan to face their fears just like Eleanor did! Working with their families, they will also complete a hands-on activity that explores human rights across the globe.

Betty White - January

Betty White is a true Hollywood icon with a career spanning over 70 years! To celebrate her 100th birthday, we will reflect on her life and what makes her amazing. During a time when women were not seem as leaders or even expected to work outside the home, Betty not only starred in a The Betty White Show, she created and produced it! The show featured a racially diverse dancers proving how ahead of her time she was. Quick witted and funny, Betty was an ideal guest on TV quiz shows and earned the title The Queen of Game Shows. Not slowing down with age, she has appeared on many TV shows and commercials well into her nineties, all while supporting many animal welfare organizations.

During this self-guided program, girls will build a pretend TV, create their very own game show, stand up for animals, and learn how to get along with pretty much anyone!

Maya Angelou - February

One of the most influential poets of all time, Maya Angelou has explored many different creative outlets such as singing, dancing, acting, teaching and literature. But her passion has always been poetry. She holds 50 honorary degrees, was nominated for a Tony Award, won three Emmys, the Springham Medal, the National Medal of Arts and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom which is the highest honor a civilian can earn.

During this self-guided program, girls will learn to analyze and write poetry, connect with their inner quiet, and create an inspirational poster to guide them through any hardship that should arise.

ZOOM: February 15, 7-7:30 pm (EST)

COST: $10pp Includes Customized Patch to be mailed at the end of each month. 

Adults can register to receive the patch as well.

REGISTER  by February 15th if participating in optional live ZOOM.  Registrants after February 15th will receive a link to the recorded ZOOM.

 

Jane Addams - March

Jane Addams was the most well-known woman in the early 1900’s. She created the field of social work, and was the first woman to earn a Nobel Peace Prize. Jane founded Hull House which became the foundation for the community centers of today and she was also a political activist at a time when women didn’t even have the right to vote. She believed in education, equality, art and peace and worked her entire life to further those causes. Though she is an admirable woman with many accomplishments, few Americans know her full story or appreciate her importance. That is why we are so glad you’re here! Jane was a truly amazing woman who deserves some attention!

During this self-guided program, participants will examine how the roles of women have evolved, design their dream house, test their knowledge of our democracy and create a peace dove.

ZOOM: March 16, 7-7:30 pm (EST)

COST: $10pp Includes Customized Patch to be mailed at the end of each month. 

Adults can register to receive the patch as well.

REGISTER  by March 16th if participating in optional live ZOOM.  Registrants after March 16th will receive a link to the recorded ZOOM.

 

Jane Goodall - April

Jane Goodall broke the mold of scientific research and became the world’s most respected primatologist even though she had no experience or formal education. Her instinct, persistence, and deep love of nature were all she needed to change the world. Jane’s research changed how we defined human beings and how animals are viewed.

In this program, girls will research a favorite animal just like Jane did and chart their similarities to humans. Through hands-on activities, they will devise a plan to protect the environment so that it is safe for all animals, and complete a project through Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots Foundation.

ZOOM: April 4, 7-7:30 pm (EST)

COST: $10pp Includes Customized Patch to be mailed at the end of each month. 

Adults can register to receive the patch as well.

REGISTER  by April 4th if participating in optional live ZOOM.  Registrants after April 4th will receive a link to the recorded ZOOM.

Sally Ride - May

Sally Ride became famous for being the first American woman in space, but she had many accomplishments before she left earth’s atmosphere. She was born in California in 1951 and showed an interest in science early in her childhood. Instead of playing with dolls, Sally spent hours with her telescope learning about the solar system. She attended Stanford University where she earned a degree in Physics and English, and also played tennis very competitively. She went on to earn a Master of Science degree and a Doctorate in Physics.

During this self-guided program, participants will learn about science careers, experiment with lasers, re-create the birth of a star, and of course- build a rocket and then launch it!

ZOOM: May 16, 7-7:30 pm (EST)

COST: $10pp Includes Customized Patch to be mailed at the end of each month. 

Adults can register to receive the patch as well.

REGISTER  by May 16th if participating in optional live ZOOM.  Registrants after May 16th will receive a link to the recorded ZOOM.

Elizabeth Schuyler - June

Much more than the wife of Alexander Hamilton and 1/3 of the Broadway acclaimed Schuyler Sisters, Elizabeth Schuyler was the main keeper and organizer of her husband’s writings. She was his loyal assistant and Hamilton trusted her advice. After her husband’s death, Eliza went on to change the world by founding the first private orphanage, helping to raise over 700 children!

During this self-guided program, participants will complete hands-on projects such as sewing and table setting, as well as budgeting and social skills that will help them understand what it was like to grow up in colonial America. 

ZOOM: June 15, 7-7:30 pm (EST)

COST: $10pp Includes Customized Patch to be mailed at the end of each month. 

Adults can register to receive the patch as well.

REGISTER  by June 15th if participating in optional live ZOOM.  Registrants after June 15th will receive a link to the recorded ZOOM.

Amelia Earhart - July

Amelia Earhart flew to fame in the 1930’s when she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, but she was not satisfied with this as she was only a passenger with a man as the pilot. She said, “There is more to life than being a passenger” and set out to take the controls herself!

During her life, she not only changed the idea of what a woman could, and should, accomplish- she also encouraged other women to pursue their dreams and not be limited by their gender. She was a best-selling author, a teacher, and founder of the Ninety Nines, a flying club for female pilots.

By completing this self-guided program, participants will go on an adventure, design the perfect outfit for their favorite activity, build an airplane and plot a navigational course to fly across the country!

ZOOM: July 25, 7-7:30 pm (EST)

COST: $10pp Includes Customized Patch to be mailed at the end of each month. 

Adults can register to receive the patch as well.

REGISTER  by July 25th if participating in optional live ZOOM.  Registrants after July 25th will receive a link to the recorded ZOOM.

Frida Kahlo - August

Frida Kahlo was an unapologetic female artist known for her self-portraits. She is most famous for her use of bold strokes and bright colors.

ZOOM: August 15, 7-7:30 pm (EST)

COST: $10pp Includes Customized Patch to be mailed at the end of each month. 

Adults can register to receive the patch as well.

REGISTER  by August 15th if participating in optional live ZOOM.  Registrants after August 15th will receive a link to the recorded ZOOM.

Grace Hopper - September

Grace Hopper was a Naval Officer who served for over 40 years, long past the required retirement age. She was also a talented computer programmer who created COBOL, the translator that converts the English language into computer code which is still used today!

ZOOM: September 22, 7-7:30 pm (EST)

COST: $10pp Includes Customized Patch to be mailed at the end of each month. 

Adults can register to receive the patch as well.

REGISTER  by September 22nd if participating in optional live ZOOM.  Registrants after September 22nd will receive a link to the recorded ZOOM.

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