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Shaping Her Earth

Join us in equipping young women of color with the tools to claim space, uplift their communities, and use their voices to affect change!

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Project Description

Who is SHE?

SHE is a non-profit organization that celebrates, embraces and empowers young women of color through mentorship, workshops, public service opportunities, enrichment programs, and personal development retreats.

We believe every girl has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. However not every girl is given a fair shot to activate her limitless potential. This is especially true for young women of color. SHE creates a community and safe space for all young women to amplify their authentic voices, grow and contribute their talents, and powerfully transform their lives and communities.

Our Mission

Our mission is to equip young women of color with the tools to claim space, uplift their communities, grow their talents and use their voices to affect positive change in their lives and the lives of others.

Target Population and Market Size

SHE serves young women and femme of color entering grade through graduate school. We are currently bicoastal with collegiate chapters based in New York City and Los Angeles. 

The Need

Society’s deeply entrenched expectations of black and brown girls—influenced by racism and patriarchy—has led to a ritual whereby they are often mischaracterized, and mislabeled because of how they look, dress, speak, and act. In short, women of color are devalued based on how others perceive them. Even their natural hair represents an unorthodox beauty that goes against the status quo. Any deviation against societal “norms”, in so many ways, to be smaller, quieter, lighter, prettier and whiter, can allow for negative interactions between black girls and authority figures like school administrators, teachers and police officers before the girls ever speak a word. Black girls are 6x more likely to be suspended than their white peers and receive harsher punishments at an alarming rate.

"Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected" BY Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw WITH Priscilla Ocen and Jyoti Nanda

Our Work

Our goal at Shaping Her Earth, is to center the narratives of young women of color, confront the routine victimization, exploitation, and discrimination that occur in their lives, and critically respond to interrupt the trauma that experience and internalize. 

At our core SHE Cares, SHE Leads and SHE Mentors!

Shaping Her Earth's Core Values

Our Campaign Goals: We can't do it alone!

We need your help to shape her earth! Contribute to systemic change and help us address structures that perpetuate the status quo. Girls of color are resilient, but they need their community to invest in them to help them construct a new narrative. Shaping Her Earth provides them with the knowledge to understand and be proud of themselves and the knowledge to understand the world around them. Your contribution will be vital to helping our various programs succeed.

Our Programs

  • College to Highschool Mentorship Program: Our 8-week mentorship program offers one-to-one mentoring, self-esteem building, wellness, financial literacy. We focus on interactive sessions that motivate and inspire. 
  • Professional to College Mentorship Program: Our 6-month mentorship program offers mentorship, support and networking opportunities with professionals in mentees field of interest; the building of a career/education roadmap that looks 3 - 5 years past their graduation; weekly lessons on personal and professional goal setting; and monthly seminars and fireside chats.
  • Internship Program: Our Internship Program gives girls in SHE Collegiate chapters opportunities each summer to put their education into practice, develop their leadership skills and give them a competitive advantage as they pursue a permanent position in their field of choice. Our goal is to give 4 deserving undergraduate students an internship position in 2021!
  • SHE Retreats: The SHE Retreat is a 1-day immersive experience that celebrates, empowers, and elevates women and girls of color of all ages. Complete with sisterhood building workshops, community service opportunities, and fireside chats with our Professional Mentors, the SHE Retreat is designed to center and uplift the voices of young women of color. 
  • Scholarship Program: SHE will award scholarships to high-schoolers who’ve participated in the SHE mentorship program and matriculate to a 4-year institution and continuing undergraduate students eligible within SHE collegiate cohorts. Our goal is to award 10 scholarships in 2021!

Thank. YOU!

On behalf of Shaping Her Earth, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for your thoughtful donation.

Your contribution is key to the success of our programming. With your help SHE will be able to provide 10 scholarships to our collegiate SHE Leaders, in addition to 4 summer internships. Your support also helps fund our mentorship training program, SHE Retreats and equipping our mentees with our guided SHE Journal.

Again, thank you so much for your generous support to Shaping Her Earth. We truly appreciate your commitment to the young women of color within our communities.

With all my gratitude,

Sheria Irving, Founder

Sheria Irving, Shaping Her Earth, Founder and Executive Director

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Is this campaign limited to women?

    • No, we appreciate all of our allies! Anyone is welcome to support this crowdfunding campaign. 

 

  • Where are the current SHE collegiate chapters located?

    • We have SHE Chapters on Columbia University's campus and at the University of Southern California (USC). Our goal is to curate safe spaces for young women of color on campuses across the nation.

 

  • When should I expect my rewards to arrive?

    • Expect to receive your reward within 2-3 weeks after the campaign has ended. 

 

  • How long is this campaign scheduled to run?

    • This specific campaign is set to run for 75 days; however, even after we reach our goal, we will still accept monetary contributions as we continue to grow! 

 

 

 

12/31/2020
SHE Logo Hoodie
$250
Puja
12/31/2020
SHE Button
$20
12/29/2020
SHE T-Shirt
$50
Melinda Angle
12/29/2020
SHE T-Shirt
$50
Michael Kostroff
12/28/2020
SHE Shout Out
$100
Mary Harmon
12/26/2020
SHE T-Shirt
$250
Rahel Denboba
12/23/2020
SHE T-Shirt
$75
Carolyn Smith
12/23/2020
SHE T-Shirt
$50
chris herbie holland
12/23/2020
SHE Logo Hoodie
$100
12/15/2020
Named Scholarship Sponsor
$10,000
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

9 Supporters
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10.00 USD
SHE Shout Out

As a thank you for supporting Shaping Her Earth, we'll give you so much social love, you won't even know how to handle it!

1 Supporter
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15.00 USD
SHE Button

Be a SHE supporter and wear our SHE button!

6 Supporters
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25.00 USD
SHE Mask

Be a SHE supporter and save lives with our SHE mask!

 

1 Supporter
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50.00 USD
SHE T-Shirt

Be an advocate and rock our SHE Swag T-shirt!

9 Supporters
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100.00 USD
SHE Logo Hoodie

Be an advocate and rock our SHE Swag Logo Hoodie!

4 Supporters
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500.00 USD
SHE: Your way!

You'll receive 2 SHE Swag gifts! Plus your name will be listed on our website!

Receive any combination of the SHE Button, SHE T-Shirt, SHE Mask, and SHE Hoodie!

0 Supporters
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2,500.00 USD
Named Scholarship Sponsor

Give a gift to a student and sponsor a scholarship! The scholarship will be named after you and you'll be named on our website as well! You'll also receive a personal thank you letter from your sponsored scholar. 

1 Supporter
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

9 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
SHE Shout Out

As a thank you for supporting Shaping Her Earth, we'll give you so much social love, you won't even know how to handle it!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
15.00 USD
SHE Button

Be a SHE supporter and wear our SHE button!

6 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
SHE Mask

Be a SHE supporter and save lives with our SHE mask!

 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
50.00 USD
SHE T-Shirt

Be an advocate and rock our SHE Swag T-shirt!

9 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
SHE Logo Hoodie

Be an advocate and rock our SHE Swag Logo Hoodie!

4 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
SHE: Your way!

You'll receive 2 SHE Swag gifts! Plus your name will be listed on our website!

Receive any combination of the SHE Button, SHE T-Shirt, SHE Mask, and SHE Hoodie!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
2,500.00 USD
Named Scholarship Sponsor

Give a gift to a student and sponsor a scholarship! The scholarship will be named after you and you'll be named on our website as well! You'll also receive a personal thank you letter from your sponsored scholar. 

1 Supporter
Select this reward