A huge thank you to all our incredible supporters for helping make our 6th Annual “A Night with an Angel” on September 10th, 2012 such an astounding success. We had over 250 attend the dinner and had our most successful silent auction to date! We hope you were inspired by all the work being completed by young people to make a difference. Emily’s giving spirit is still going strong through others.
The Emily C. Specchio Foundation has teamed up with New Jersey Junior Achievement to sponsor 5 inner city high school girls who are active in volunteer work in their community to attend a Women’s Future Leadership Forum. The mission of this forum is to introduce high school-aged female students from under-served communities to today’s female role models and deeply impact these women who have great potential to succeed.
The Women’s Future Leadership Forum will occur on November 20th from 8:30am to 2:00pm and involves over 50 high school girls and 50 adult role models spending the day together in Murray Hill, NJ. The participating high school girls are all from Trenton, Rahway, or Linden and have all volunteered through the New Jersey Junior Achievement high school heroes program.
The high school heroes program gives high school students the opportunity to volunteer with Junior Achievement at a local elementary school to teach financial literacy and work readiness. The program is a powerful team-building experience as well as a memorable community service project for the volunteers who serve as mentors and role models to the students.
We are proud to be a part of such an amazing opportunity for these young women! Below is the day’s full itinerary:
... the winners of our first ever Emily C. Specchio Ambassador award will be announced THIS WEEK! We will be posting the winning project idea along with the bios of the winners right here on our home page.
Also of note:
SAVE THE DATE! The 4th Annual “A Night with an Angel” will be held on Monday May 3rd, 2010.
Check out our newly funded Kiva Entrepreneurs! We fund young women in their 20′s that are taking initiative to raise out of poverty around the world.
We are currently in the process of selecting this year’s Emily C. Specchio Memorial Scholarship recipients at Virginia Tech. We are pleased to report a very strong group of applicants again this year!
We have 2 new initiatives support mentorship in the pipelines. One will involve working with a Blacksburg Elementary School in which Emily once volunteered, and the other will involve sponsoring young women active in community service to attend a Women’s Leadership Conference.
Finally, a new scholarship will be added to our yearly support of youth making a difference. We have partnered up with the New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) to fund an annual scholarship given to high school youth showing excellence in academics and community service.
We have been so busy this year adding new initiatives and supporting our established programs all in line with our mission of helping youth make a difference in the world.