Gift a young women the power to use her voice in her community and be BRAVE!

We cultivate brave spaces for people to come together to discover their similarities, share their differences, and co-create community and connection. Your contribution will support our BRAVE-Maker programs. Our programs empower diverse 14-18 year old female-identifying students, based in the United States, with leadership, antiracism, bias reduction, and project management skills. Participants gain hands-on experience over the course of a summer (6-week) and/or an academic-year (9-month) through weekly or bi-weekly workshops, group projects, civic engagement, and community organizing. Our current youth programming represent Asian (18%), Black (35%) Latinx (9%), Native/Indigenous (6%), white (26%), multi-racial (6%). We believe it is important to have a diverse cohort of participants to adhere to anti-bias and prejudice reduction values via peer education, accountability, and storytelling.
 

  • BRAVE Ambassadors Academic-Year 2021/22 Women's Leadership & Social Change Program
    The "Ambassadors" participate in bi-weekly 60-90 minutes workshop to explore and celebrate their identities, build healthy friendships (even online!), and learn steps to be a leader for change. Our meetings and training rely heavily on peer accountability, anti-racism, and anti-bias work, project management skills, as well as networking opportunities with elected officials, business, nonprofit, and community leaders. The Ambassadors work together in teams to organize community service projects in their communities on 9/11, MLK Day and Global Youth Service Day (April 29-May 1). The Ambassadors will organize and activate their peers to be engaged and volunteer at these service projects. 

    2021/2022 BRAVE Ambassadors' Program Details will begin early September through end of May

    Watch Ambassadors' testimonial video.
    And, watch some videos of the community-building initiatives that our 2020/21 BRAVE Ambassadors participated in:
    Food distributions on MLK weekend
    Food distribution for Lunar New Year, Black History Month, and Valentine's Weekend
    Dear Governor Abbott
    BRAVE Fest 2020
    COVID-19 Safety 
     
  • BRAVE Makers Summer 2021 Young Women's Leadership & Social Change Program
    BRAVE Makers’ summer program offers the opportunity for young women to learn life and leadership through a social justice and racial equity lens. Participants will engage in small group discussions, learn from and with diverse community leaders and workshop facilitators, and share lived experiences, stories, and dreams with each other to design their own digital campaigns to amplify their voices and address social inequalities. 

    During our 6 virtual sessions BRAVE-makers will work together as a cohort to develop leadership skills, explore racial identity (and how it influences our day-to-day lives), promote peer accountability, and become influencers for positive social change. The BRAVE-makers will attend a series of weekly two-hour virtual workshops from June 24th to July 29th (time TBD with applicant survey). BRAVE- makers will use the time between sessions for guided independent research and project work.

    Watch our BRAVE Makers Summer 2020 alumni describe "Why Be A BRAVE Maker
    And, watch a few of the civic engagement digital campaigns that our Summer 2020 cohort created:
    Every Person Matters
    Our Earth
    Use Your Voice
    The importance of voting & filling out the census: Black and LatinX edition (English)
    The importance of voting & filling out the census: Black and LatinX edition (Spanish)

 

Giving Options


$2,500 Hope Contributor

Your contribution will help to provide curriculum material and resources for our BRAVE-Makers and BRAVE Ambassadors programs

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$1,000 Peace Contributor

Your contribution will help provide honorariums to subject matter experts that serve as guest workshop speakers at our BRAVE Makers and BRAVE Ambassador programs.

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$500 Love Contributor

Your contribution will help to provide bi-weekly trainings, discussions, workshops for our BRAVE Ambassadors program

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$250 Justice Contributor

Your contribution will help us to continue to provide monthly free, intergenerational community conversations to listen, learn, unlearn, and share our stories with a racial equity lens on. 

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$100 Friendship Contributor

Your contribution will help our scholarship funds for the summer BRAVE-Makers program

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$50 Allies Contributor

Your contribution will help provide the application fee for one BRAVE Maker or BRAVE Ambassador which includes a welcome kit and youth activism book.

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$25 Unity Contributor

Your contribution will help pay for one month of Zoom fees

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