On Friday, September 6, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, 4GIRLS is hosting our Reception to Benefit Orange County 4GIRLS Empowerment activities, including our annual workshop and empowerment events. Our event takes place at the The Tennis Club at Newport Beach Country Club, located at 11 Clubhouse Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660.
All proceeds benefit middle school young women in Orange County who are looking for their voices and an opportunity to be inspired and empowered. 4GIRLS empowers middle school young women to become confident, resilient and authentic, so they can make healthy choices for sustained success.
1 Ticket – $75
2 Tickets – $150
Powerful Sponsor – $1,000 – includes logo and name recognition and 6 tickets
Courageous Sponsor – $500 – includes logo and name recognition and 4 tickets
Self-Confident – $250 – includes name recognition and 2 tickets
3 Tickets – $225
4 Tickets – $300
Today is International Women’s Day, a
global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political
achievements of women. Today also marks a call to action for accelerating
gender parity. 4GIRLS advances equality by empowering middle school girls with
Whenever I ask a woman to recall her favorite memory from middle
school, she exclaims that it was “an awkward time” and “I wouldn’t return to
that age for all the money in the world” and “I try to block out that time in
As I press further, many open up that their childhood dreams became narrower and shallower – instead of wanting to become doctors or engineers, they settled for less. Many shared how they avoided challenges, gave up easily and couldn’t seem to bounce back from “typical” mistakes for that age.
And, when I dig even deeper, we all remembered that, by high school, the boys’ confidence buoyed while ours still sagged. We all had a story of that one girl who just didn’t live up our expectations – and, looking back, we realize she lacked confidence.
Low confidence must be turned around before girls find themselves
trapped in gangs, pregnant or without a high school diploma.
Self-esteem is the result of experiences
that help people feel capable, effective and accepted. Unfortunately,
these experiences are usually absent from the lives of girls in middle school.
4GIRLS empowers girls to feel good about themselves, because we know
it sets them up for success — in everything from school to friendships.
Positive feelings like self-acceptance or self-confidence help young women try
new challenges, cope with mistakes, and try again.
Youth in our communities are facing a crisis of self-esteem. While 4GIRLS actively empowers young women, we need your help to expand our efforts.
The Girl Fund Campaign is specifically for community-led organizations committed to providing opportunities for girls – and, we’ve been doing exactly that for 8 years.
4GIRLS has been pressing for progress since 2010, when we began empowering and inspiring middle school girls to use their voices to speak up for themselves and for others, raise their hands when they see opportunities and point out unfair treatment.
And, while I know there are many girls we still have to reach with our mission, I’m hopeful because I know we’ve changed the lives of over 500 young women so far.
One young woman’s life in particular comes to mind:
So, over the next 15 days, think how you can #PressforProgress and improve life for the young women in your own life and in your community. Please consider making a gift to 4GIRLS today or on March 8. Or, contact us to find out how you can volunteer and empower middle school girls to view themselves as inherently powerful, valuable and beautiful.
As of Monday, May 21, at 9:20am, we are SOLD OUT!!!!
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate any guests with sponsorships that are purchased after this time; any sponsorships purchased after then will be considered 100% contributions (sponsorship options have been updated to reflect this below). We have added a contribution only button to the top option.
You and your favorite female can join us at our Garden Tea Party – and support 4GIRLS! Fun arts and crafts from 11-noon. Tea and lunch is served at noon. Tickets are $25/each or $35/adult-child pair. Sponsorships are available, ranging from $100-$1,000.
Meet the middle school young women whose lives 4GIRLS has transformed! Bid on fun silent auction items. Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
4GIRLS Garden Tea Party takes place on Sunday, June 3, 11am-2pm, at the Ebell Club of Anaheim, located at 226 N. Helena Avenue Anaheim, CA 92805