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Dare to Soar & Dare to Roar Reception at Pima Air & Space

My Girl Power Project Celebrates Legacy & WingTappers Tour Recap, Women's Equality Day and the Power to Vote at Women in Flight Exhibit, remembering women who used their voices and wings to make an impact...past, current and future.

My Girl Power™ Project Team will be hosting a Special Reception on August 27, 2016 called Dare to Soar & Dare to Roar, at the Pima Air and Space Museum, celebrating lessons learned from the 2nd Annual 2016 Legacy & WingTappers Tour to DC & NYC, and the women who have left their marks. We will also be celebrating Women's Equality Day, emphasizing the power of our voices through voting.

This event will include a Special Dedication, Ambassador Recap Presentations, Voter Registration tables, sponsored by #GOTVSoAZ, and free attendance to Pima Air & Space Museum's Night Wings STEM program, for those wishing to stay afterwards and enjoy a unique night at the museum. RSVP's are required for free admittance into the museum.

Agenda is as follows:

  • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Networking, Pictures  & Interviews
  • 4:30 - 4:45 - Executive Welcome and Special Dedication
  • 4:40 - 5:15 - Ambassador Presentations
  • 5:15  - 5:30 - Closing Remarks
  • 5:30  - 9:00 - Optional - Night Wings STEM Program at the Museum 

To recap...this year, My Girl Power gifted 7 scholarships to exceptional high school girls selected by our community partner organizations to participate in this year's tour to DC and NYC, which was intentionally scheduled on July 19-23, 2016 to coincide with the anniversary dates of the very first Women's National Convention, held in Seneca Falls, in New York, back in 1848, to learn about women who have impacted history or are in the process of doing so.

Special thanks to tour 2016 tour sponsor, the Lapan Sunshine Memorial Foundation, our community partners, and Historic Programs & Tours, for helping to make this happen.

My Girl Power, a non-profit project under the John P. Bell Family Foundation, is honored to partner with the Pima Air & Space Museum to co-host this special event for us, in front of the Women in Flight Museum.  As our hosting venue sponsor, they are waiving admittance fees for all guests that RSVP.  There is limited space, so please RSVP early and bring your printed ticket or show your e-ticket for admittance.

Participating partners for 2016 include: Lapan College Club, YWCA, Tucson Black Women's Task Force, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Pascua Yaqui Tribal Nation, and the Tohono O'Odham Tribal Nation, representing an incredibly diverse group of well deserving Southern Arizona Girls.  The girls also represent seven different high schools that include: Pueblo, Cholla, Palo Verde, Barboquivaro, University High School, San Miguel and Tucson High.  

The Pima Air and Space Museum will also be hosting their monthly Night Wings program this night, which feature STEM activities throughout the museum, and has extended hours until 9:00 pm, which offers a great opportunity to stay and visit this unique attraction in the cooler night, and have the kids engage in STEM activities at the same time.

My Girl Power also extends special thanks to the Pima County Tucson Women's Commission for co-hosting the Welcome Reception and for their continued support of this leadership development program, originally founded at the Commission.

Feel free to call or text Lucy Howell at 520 878 6683 if you have any questions.

(Click here for information from our Welcome Reception and more information on our chosen Ambassadors)

About My Girl Power:  My Girl Power is a not-for-profit project that was originally founded in 2012 under the Pima County Tucson Women’s Commission and is now a project under the John P. Bell Family Foundation, focused on enriching pediatric patient and caregiver care, and public health educational enrichment.  The mission of My Girl Power is to impact gender disparity rates in the public and private leadership roles within a single generation by focusing on k-12 girls in our own backyards.  My Girl Power believes increased engagement in sports, arts, science, health, civics and finance related activities will help achieve this goal, so they focus on access, exposure and support to help bridge opportunities to k-12 girls seeking to soar.  For more information, please visit www.mygirlpower.org

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