Three years ago, Girls PACT Founder, Michelle Shegda, who holds a Masters of Education from Temple University, created the program, along with several high school students and a $10,000 combined grant from My Ideas Grant Program, America’s Promise Alliance and AT&T. Girls PACT was successfully launched and facilitated through the Boys & Girls Club of Venice and is now seeking $20,000 to expand the program. Michelle launched on YouveGotFunds.com because this Crowdfunding platform allows participants to keep all of the money raised (minus fees) even if the original goal is not fully met.
"Girls PACT teaches sexual health, fosters self-confidence in relationships, promotes healthy lifestyles, and services the community,: says Shegda who also serves as the Education Director at the Boys & Girls Club of Venice. "We are seeking the additional funding to bring the 10-week multifaceted curriculum to more young people within the community." Girls PACT inspires open and honest dialogue among members so they may receive facts and information, in a safe space, free from judgment and opinions.
The last 2-weeks of the program are dedicated to a "Girls PACT Cares" service project. Ultimately, the program provides a powerful support system for teaching effective communication, preventing unwanted pregnancies and reaching life goals!
"Crowdfunding is the best place to build awareness and raise money for Girls PACT," said co-founders David & Ellen Sperling. "Grant money is a great way to get started but now society needs to help Girls PACT stay strong and grow. We are excited to be part of this fantastic cause."
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