As one of the 200 finalists in State Farm Neighborhood Assist, we have a chance at winning a $25,000 grant to provide teens in Southern Maryland with a personal growth and development toolbox that will equip them to lead, grow, and succeed in school and life. I’m encouraging everyone who’s passionate about the issue of anti-bullying to visit our cause and vote every day from August 16-25: The Southern Maryland Teen Girl Anti-Bullying Program.
Nationally, bullying is an issue facing many students. DoSomething.org, a global movement for good, points out from research done by NASP, NCES, and NEA that over “3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year. Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying. 17% of American students report being bullied 2 to 3 times a month or more within a school semester. 90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying.” Moreover, the shame associated with bullying is debilitating. Our cause seeks to facilitate an Anti-Bullying Campaign & Program in local middle and high schools to educate students. By providing them with a safe place to share, get to know themselves, celebrate successes, overcome obstacles, learn from role models, and take action in the direction of their big dreams and goals we hope they understand their value and worth. The schools need assistance; stretched thin on resources to execute they require community partnership.
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We envision a world where all women and girls have the knowledge and support they need to step into positions of leadership and bring their whole selves to impacting the world, making it a more positive, peaceful, and joyful place to live.
The mission of The Dream Queen Foundation is to offer a safe space where women and teen girls can come together to support one another and celebrate their dreams.
The Dream Queen Foundation offers networking, retreats, conferences, club programs, and workshops to help women and teen girls align careers with passion & purpose, embrace authenticity & transparency in positions of power & influence, and replace greed & corruption with heart & soul.
Our Signature Teen Girl Program, Gals Lead, teaches teenage girls the responsibility and the role of leadership, helps them develop a life-long love for learning, and ultimately equips them to transform the 7 Cultural Spheres of Influence that define our world today: Government, Business, Education, Religion, Family, Media, & Arts/Entertainment.
Over five years, we have expanded our network to over 1000 women (mostly small business owners & local non-profits) operating in 4 counties and launched annually the Stand Out: Women’s Success Experience & Fundraiser. Gals Lead has directly worked with 175 teen girls through weekend retreats, assemblies, and a 5-month club program.
Not sure if this program is right for your teenager? See what other young girls have said by reading the testimonials below.
PDF — Gals Lead Program Curriculum
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- September 22 - September 23
- November 4 - November 5
Testimonials from previous Gals Lead participants
“As a result of attending I’ve learned so much about myself. Letting go of the things that are preventing me from achieving my goals was a big deal. I feel more confident about achieving anything I set out to do. I just feel like I was a totally transformed person after the first day. I feel like I can really impact people by being a positive, insightful person who has goals.” -Rachel P. (senior)
“If you need some motivation and inspirations, Gals Lead, is great for that. Before attending I thought it was going to be boring. After the two days I feel like I won’t let anything get in the way of my goals. I was definitely inspired.” -Gillian B. (sophomore)
“I have a clearer vision of who I want to be and how I can take my talents and hobbies and interests and make a career out of it. I thought Gals Lead was going to be a typical teen conference and I wasn’t really looking forward to attending, but I got so much from the program. What I’m taking away from the two days is that I’m not alone. There are other people like me who have gone through similar things and they are successful.” -Bethany (sophomore)
“As a result of attending the Gals Lead Teen Program I’m feeling more confident, motivated, and prepared for dealing with difficult situations. I learned some good tools on overcoming things that are impeding progress in the future. I also liked getting close with the other girls.” -Abi C. (junior)
“I learned how to let go of my problems and how to take my focus off of what’s not good and think about the good things.” – Michaela D. (senior)
“The benefits I received were confidence, learning to forgive and being able to let go of unnecessary things that were on my shoulders. Before attending the Gals Lead Program I was losing motivation and confidence. Now I feel like a leader, have a smile on my face, and I feel like I can achieve anything.” -Sequoia H. (sophomore)
“I love how I left this program feeling better about myself and feeling more confident. Before this program, I was feeling like I couldn’t do much. Now I feel like a leader, more confident, and more encouraged.” Samantha W (sophomore)
“This time with you both made me feel better about myself. It helped me look at myself and different situations in new ways. I’m so thankful for this and all the girls giving me more motivation.” – Alyssa F. (freshman)
“Thank you Amy & Erin for creating a space for girls to be their best self and carry that into the world.” – Zoe B. (sophomore)
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our program would not exist without you!