project leader
Roschelle O
location
Shaker Blvd
(Shaker Heights)
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the project

The IMOSE (pronounced “E-Mo-SAY”) award is the first initiative of Strong Girls, Sacred Girls!  The IMOSE award will be granted to a high school senior who has exhibited one or more of the characteristics named.  Imose was an Imaginative, Mindful, Owner-of -her-power, Sacred, Empathic, 1st grader whose life was ended abruptly in a house fire. Her spirit is being remembered by the impact she left with her family, friends, and community.  Imose loved being a girl, but knew even at her young age that it wasn't always easy. I remember her asking if all girls get to go to a school like she did, Lomond Elementary School in Shaker Height, Ohio. I told her no, and that many girls in our country and around the world are not empowered to be an IMOSE (Imaginative, Mindful, Owner-of-her-power, Sacred, and Empathic person). Then she said with a bold, strong voice that “they all SHOULD!” Well, I heard your call, dearheart, and though it’s taken more than 11 years to happen, it's never too late for impactful change.

The recipients of the 1st I.M.O.S.E. award would need to clearly show their beauty from within and through their involvement in community, arts, environment, nature, or social justice/world peace.  We are looking for high school seniors who identify as female. It is important that this individual share in a written essay or video how they believe the attributes of I.M.O.S.E. can help build Strong Girls, Sacred Girls!    Pretend you're giving a TEDx type of talk to your peers. What would you tell them is the most important of the attributes of the I.M.O.S.E. award and why? In a 500-word essay, or in a 3-5 min video essay, present your best I.M.O.S.E.  

the steps

1. December 1 - January 15, 2019 Is the call for Essays and or videos.   We will be working to promote the scholarship and Strong Girls, Sacred Girls's mission at high schools throughout NE Ohio.

2.  Promoting The Strong Girl, Sacred Girl! Conference where the girls will give their talks and receive their awards. 

 

why we're doing it

Today we are launching “Strong Girls, Sacred Girls” whose mission is build strong girls from the inside out! This movement was birthed to assist and honor those who identify as girls and help develop them into effective change agents. Why is Strong Girls, Sacred Girls needed?  For example, in some countries, girls are not offered an education. In fact, 66 million girls around the world do not have access to schooling. Too many girls receive early messages that they shouldn’t pursue science or sports, or that they shouldn’t report sexual violence. One in five women will be victim of an assault or attempted assault while in college. Girls have 1.3 million fewer opportunities to play high school sports than boys. Fundamentally, this is a human rights issue. Discrimination has no place in the 21st century, and every girl has the right to go to school, stay safe from violence, access health services, and fully participate in her community. Strong girls, Sacred Girls believes that investing in girls is one of the smartest things we can do to promote a healthier, more prosperous world. More importantly, it’s the right thing to do. One other way that girls are often limited is how the media will often focus on beauty as a girl’s outward or physical appearance. But, true beauty doesn’t come just from the outside. It comes from within. A beautiful person leaves love, kindness, generosity, and good deeds in their wake.  That is what defines real beauty—not their hair, eyes, skin, or shoes. I remember my mother saying once that “beautiful is only skin deep, but ugly shines clear to the bone!”

budget

$12,500: for 5 -  2,500 Individual Scholarships to 2019 Seniors from NE Ohio.

$1,000: 5 Gino's butterfly shaped awards for the Imose Award winners

$1,500: Reception, advertisement, and promotion for the Finalist 

Subtotal = $15,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $750
Donation Processing Fee (3%) $450
Total to raise = $16,235

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donors

  • Jena S.
  • Cat White
  • Laurie Albright
  • Griswold Family
  • Meghan Casey
  • Cathy Z
  • Michelle Millet
  • Dawn Holst
  • Dell S.
  • Anonymous
  • Andrea Cassutt