“We Dream in 3D”

As we celebrate another year of Divine, Devoted, and Driven service, we have made a commitment to help girls realize their dreams! On April 9, 2016, eight of our girls had the opportunity to participate in an empowerment session, sponsored by Bonnie.Blu Photography! A beautiful transformation occurred as the girls turned their dreams into a vision. This career-based photo shoot was designed to give the girls visual motivation; reaffirming the well-known phrase, “If you can see it, you can be it!”

For the next year, we will be working to ensure that we are building awareness of these girls’ dreams! This  campaign called, “We Dream in 3D” will raise funds for our first ever scholarship for graduating seniors!!! During our 5th Anniversary Celebration, we will engage in a host of events and activities and announce our first 3D Scholar!

We need your help though! We are striving to reach intentional people, organizations, and corporations that are in the business of “Dream Releasing”! Yes, that means we need help raising and soliciting for scholarship $$$$ !!!!

If you’re interested in serving on the “We Dream in 3D” committee for the next year, please email us at 3dgirlsinc@gmail.com!

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Partnerships That Work: #PromProject6

When our ‘sisters in service’ needed support, 3D Girls, Inc. was there! The Show Me Shoes Foundation (www.showmeshoes.org) was in need of dresses for their annual Prom Project in Atlanta. It became our personal mission to ensure that there were plenty of dresses to choose from for teenage girls attending this even. 3D Girls, Inc. hosted a dress drive, taking on donations of new and gently worn dresses, shoes and accessories to distribute to the young ladies in need.  Our goal was to donate 50 dresses…WE EXCEEDED OUR GOAL and had well over 75 dresses filling the racks to capacity! Young men that attended Prom Project with their prom date have the opportunity for a complimentary on-site haircut & discount on future services for prom.

This afternoon was filled with giveaways, gift bags, make overs, photos, live music and more! We had an amazing time serving…the expressions on those girls faces were priceless! Take a look for yourself…

 

Photo Credit: Raioni Madison

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Partnerships That Work: #WESpeak

Partnerships That Work:

On Saturday, February 20, 2016 3D Girls, Inc, Black Celebrity Giving, and Simply June Cares, Inc. partnered to host a #WeSpeak Atlanta event in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. We had a wonderful afternoon planned that included a panel of domestic violence advocates, a self-defense demonstration, and sweets and treats provided by Cakes by Tatyana.

 

Photo Cred: http://kbbrownphotography.wix.com/3d-girls-inc

 

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#WeSpeak Atlanta

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#WeSpeak – National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month

#WESPEAK Beauty for the Bold

Registration is FREE! Sign Up Today

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Join 3D Girls, Inc. and Simply June Cares, Inc. as we join together to host a We Speak – Girl Talk event for Black Celebrity Giving’s Beauty for the Bold campaign. Special Guest facilitators will discuss a series of topics relating to domestic violence and young girls.

Topics can include: Self Esteem, The Types of Abuse i.e. Verbal, Physical and include beauty tips both inside and out. At these events we are hoping to provide the girls with a forum to speak up about this topic.Attendees will receive gift bags and enjoy cupcakes, punch and other treats.

Prom Project 6 – Show Me Shoes Foundation

Registration is FREE!!! Sign up here…

Join 3D Girls, Inc. as we offer our support to help youth in need during this prom season. Donations of new and gently worn dresses, shoes and accessories are donated and distributed to young ladies in need.  Young men that attend Prom Project with their prom date have the opportunity for a complimentary on-site haircut & discount on future services for prom *details provided by onsite barbers.

This afternoon will be filled with giveaways, gift bags, make overs, photos, live music and more! So grab your daughters, mentees, friends and join us!

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3D Scholarship Scoop – Jan – Mar 2016

Check out these scholarship opportunities for kids, teens, and college students!

Scholarship Name Deadline Details
Profiles in Courage Essay Contest January 6, 2016 $5,000 Cash and $5,000 John Hancock Freedom 529 College Savings Plan – Submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words about an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official that occurred during or after 1956, the publication date of Profiles in Courage.
GE – Reagan Foundation Scholarship January 7, 2016 $40,000 – Awarded to college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.
SAE Engineering Scholarships January 15, 2016 $22,000 maximum award – A variety of scholarships for high school seniors planning on studying engineering are available.
Dr. Pepper Million Dollar Tuition Giveaway January 15, 2016 $100,000 maximum award – Create and submit an original one minute video explaining why you deserve tuition to win the Dr. Pepper Million Dollar Tuition Giveaway
National MS Society Scholarship January 15, 2016 $3,000 – High School seniors who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college.
Washington Crossings Foundation January 15, 2016 $5,000 – High School seniors planning a career of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government.
Lester W. Butts Scholarship Fund January 15, 2016 $5,000 – Eligible for HS Seniors at Frederick Douglass High School in Atlanta, GA
Ronald McDonald House Charities January 20, 2016 $5,000 – Helps high school seniors of various ethnic backgrounds pay for college expenses.
Denny’s Hungry for Education   January 31, 2016 $1,000 – High School Seniors. Funded by The Magic Johnson Foundation to help address the educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse, urban communities.
Union Plus Scholarship January 31, 2016 $4,000 – High school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students who are children of a union member or a union member.
The DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition January 2016 $5,000 U.S. Savings Bond and a trip for students in grades 6 -12. Scholars must express their enthusiasm for science by writing an essay. The essay must be at least 700 words and no more than 1000 words and it must be submitted online.
EngineerGirl! Engineering Essay February 1, 2016 $500 – Open to boys and girls in grades 3-12 interested in submitting an essay about how technology impacts sports.
Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards Program February 1, 2016 $10,000 U.S. Savings Bonds – encourages students to explore a vision of future technology by combining their imaginations with the tools of science.
American Meteorological Society Scholarship   February 5, 2016 $6,000 – The AMS Minority Scholarships will award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students.
Davidson Fellows Scholarship February 10, 2016 $50,000 – Must be 18 years old or older. Candidates must be passionate about a particular subject area and make a case to solve an innovative problem.
George and Pearl Strickland February 15, 2016 $1,000 – $2,000 – For undergraduate or graduate students with financial need pursuing a degree at the Atlanta University Center colleges.
AFA Teens College Scholarship February 15, 2016 $5,000 – A college scholarship designed to encourage teens to express their thoughts about Alzheimer’s disease and to engage the younger generation in this cause.
Boys High Scholarship Fund February 15, 2016 $5,000 – Eligible for HS Seniors at Grady High School in Atlanta, GA
Dreams2 Scholarship February 15, 2016 $2,000 – Provides scholarship opportunities for deserving students who want to pursue their education. (Atlanta, GA)
The James M. and Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship February 15, 2016 $2000 – Provides financial support to students enrolled at an accredited college pursuing an undergraduate degree.
Women’s Chamber of Commerce February 15, 2016 $1,000 maximum award – For Atlanta native students enrolled in undergraduate studies at an accredited four-year college.
Tech High School Alumni Association February 15, 2016 $5,000 – For Atlanta native students pursuing degrees in mathematics, engineering or one of the physical sciences.
The Spirit of Anne Frank Award February 19, 2016 $10,000 – Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who are community leaders and have been accepted to a four-year college.
Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship February 20, 2016 $5,000 – Awarded to two high school seniors who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities.
Patient Advocate Foundation February 27, 2016 The AMS Minority Scholarships will award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. 
Buick Achievers Scholarship February 29, 2016 $100,000 – Eligible talented students in H.S. and undergraduates in college that have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom.  They are students who need financial assistance to attend college.
Young Naturalist Awards March 1, 2016 $2500 – A research-based science competition for students in grades 7-12 to promote participation and communication in science.
American Chemical Society Scholarship Fund March 1, 2016 $50,000 – Four year renewable award offered to African-American, Native American, and Hispanic scholars interested in studying chemical-related fields.
Through the Looking Glass Scholarship March 1, 2016 $1,000 – The Through the Looking Glass Scholarship is for high school seniors and college students with parents who have disabilities.
11th Annual DNA Day Essay Contest March 11, 2016 $500 – Student in grades 9-12 interested in biology and genetics.
National Peace Essay Contest March 15, 2016 $10,000 – The 2015-16 contest theme, “Building Peace through Diplomacy,” challenges students to identify a current threat to U.S. interests abroad and to research and present options via which Foreign Service officers to respond.
Youth Scholarship Program March 25, 2016 $7,500 – Awards scholarships to two children of active-duty police officers and firefighters.
ScanDisk Scholars Fund March 31, 2016 $10,000 – The SanDisk Foundation is giving awards to graduating high seniors and college students who have a financial need. The money will be distributed over four years.
Life Lessons Scholarship TBD – Application opens February 1, 2016 $15,000 – Scholars ages 17 – 24 who have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian.
PFLAG National Scholarship May 31, 2016 $5,000 – Awards granted to high school seniors identifying with LGBT community. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) a national non-profit organization.

3D Scholarship Scoop: Nov – Dec 2015

Check out these great scholarship opportunities!

Scholarship Name Deadline Comments
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards November 3, 2015 For students in 5th through 12th grade who have demonstrated exemplary community service.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program November 3, 2015 For high school seniors with strong grades and SAT scores and with family incomes under $95,000.
Intel Science Talent Search November 11, 2015 (November 4 deadline for transcript & recommendation) A prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.
Stokes Educational Scholarship Program November 15, 2015 The National Security Agency wants to recruit students who are planning on majoring in Computer Science or Computer/Electrical Engineering.
YCteen Essay Contest November 20, 2015 An essay contest for students between the ages of 14 and 19
Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest November 27, 2015

For high school seniors with duck calling skills.

Smithsonian Magazine’s Annual Photo Contest November 30, 2015 A photography contest for those of you over 18 years old.
Americanism Essay Contest December 1, 2015 7th through 12th grade students are asked to write an essay up to 350 words on “What the United States Flag Stands For”
2015 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program December 3, 2015 This scholarship is given to high school seniors for commitment to community service, academics and demonstrated leadership (you must be nominated by your school).
Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships December 5, 2015 This scholarship is given to students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger.
Elks National Foundation’s 2015 Most Valuable Student December 4, 2015 There are 500 four-year scholarships to be awarded to high school seniors by the Elks National Foundation.
Google Doodle December 7, 2015 An art contest for K-12 students.
Christopher Reeve Award December 15, 2015 You must be between 13 and 18 and nominated for this award
AXA Achievement Scholarship December 15, 2015 For high school senior – note only the first 10,000 applicants will be accepted regardless of the deadline!

 

3rd Annual “On the Soles of Greatness” Shoe Showcase

On Saturday, October 3, 2015, 3D Girls, Inc. hosted its 3rd Annual Shoe Showcase Event at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, GA. The theme: On the Soles of Greatness reflects our goals to help restore communication, reduce expectations to build trust, and limit stereotypes among mothers and daughters in urban communities. Participants spent the day building, connecting and bonding with their mothers in workshops, a make-over session, and they even had the opportunity to showcase their new looks during our mother daughter fashion show.

 

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Volunteer make-up artist, hair stylist, and fashion experts came to donate their time to making our mothers and daughters feel pretty special.

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“Rising Above the Scars” – Johnetta McSwain, Ph.D.  shared her compelling storing of rising above abuse, poverty, and limitations! She told the story of how she overcame the broken relationship between her and her mother.

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The L.E.A.G.U.E.

We are so excited to kick off this our 4th season with a group of amazing girls. This year we are introducing our newly structured mentoring program, L.E.A.G.U.E.. (Ladies Empowering Adolescent Girls Using Exposure).
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The vision for the L.E.A.G.U.E. Mentoring Program is to provide a global network of professional women that impact adolescent girls by exposing them to professional and social experiences. This approach appeals to our girls on three distinct levels: Little League (ages 12 and under), Minor League (13-15) and Major League (16 and older). Our model is based on gender specific research that appeals to the developmental needs of each age group.

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Groups meet weekly to engage in leadership, team building, community service, and capacity building activities. Our continuous goal is to offer these services for free to our participants in the following areas. Please support our mission by volunteering or making a contribution.

Want to become a mentor? Email us at 3dgirlsinc@gmail.com to get connected!!!

Georgia Gives Day 11-12-15

On November 12, 2015, we will challenge the public in a “flash mob of giving” focusing on one 24 hour period to see how much can be raised for Georgia’s nonprofits. This will be 3D Girls, Inc.’s second year participating in the statewide initiative. We encourage your contributions,  whether you have $10, $100, or $10,000 to give, it all adds up! All donations given in support of our efforts on the GA Gives Day website are tax-deductible.

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What’s Next for 3D Girls, Inc.:

The ‘Reading on the Road’ initiative has been created by 3D Girls, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization in Atlanta, GA. The program was designed to develop a culture of readers among low income school communities of Metro-Atlanta. The mission of this mobile project is to increase the access of virtual learning tools, improve fluency and phonemic awareness, and build confidence among young readers. 3D Girls, Inc. will provide access to literacy kits that include electronic devices, e-tools, and books to families in low-income school communities. In addition, the program will link high school mentors with elementary school students for one-on-one reading activities. Each youth reading presentation will be aligned with evidence-based practices that will infuse with drama, puppetry arts, and music into interactive activities. The ‘Reading on the Road’ initiative will not only serve as a catalyst for increasing academic achievement for primary and secondary school students, but it will also provide opportunities for parents to engage in learning opportunities (i.e. GED training, computer classes, job exposure). Parents and family members will be able to enroll into classes to develop skills in locations that are accessible within the community (i.e. Recreation Center, Library, and/or Schools). 3D Girls, Inc. is intentional about bringing literacy tools to our community’s families, which is why we’ve entitled this project, ‘Reading on the Road’.

"We Believe, We Achieve, and We Think in 3D"