For more than two years I've had the privilege to serve on the Board of Oasis for Girls, one of only a few remaining girl-serving organizations in San Francisco. Oasis's mission is to partner with girls and young women of color from under-resourced communities to help them cultivate the skills, knowledge, and confidence to discover their dreams and build strong futures.
Oasis is a small organization, so $2,000 makes a real impact – it's enough to fund a college/career exploration field trip to a local university or company, a self-defense class, healthy after-school snacks, AND art supplies.
Oasis programs do more than develop critical thinking skills and positive behavioral choices – they are key in helping prevent risk behaviors for girls “on the cusp,” including drug and alcohol use, dropping out of school, and entrance into the juvenile justice system.
Oasis For Girls:
Teaches girls to make healthy decisions about relationships, identity, drugs, crime, nutrition and exercise, and more – skills we often take for granted.
Exposes girls to healthy self expression through art and creative writing.
Prepares girls for college and career by exploring different college and career options, especially majors and careers in STEM industries.
Deeply engages with ~150 girls each year with a small, extremely dedicated staff
If you, like me, are grateful for the opportunities and support you've received to get where you are today (or wish you had had access to a similar program), please help Oasis provide these opportunities to girls in need.