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KNOWLEDGE & NECKLACES
K&N, or Knowledge and Necklaces, is a campaign that Champions of Change started to help young women reach their goals in their careers. It is composed of two major parts: a contest in which the winners are awarded scholarships and the sales of handmade pearl necklaces.
Participants can enter the contest with an essay, video, or other media that highlight women’s rights. The top three participants will win a scholarship; the winners will be chosen by a panel of judges composed of local professors, professionals working in gender equality, as well as members of Champions of Change.
The goal of this initiative is to raise money to support young women in our community and assist them reach their full potential by giving them the opportunities they deserve. We also hope that with the essay contest, this initiative will keep the conversations going about women’s rights in today’s society and how historic female activists have changed the world.
Social Six presents the Innovation Competition, this is a special youth (14-25) program run by Pillar Nonprofit Network throughout the month of August. This program focuses on social innovation, empowering young people to be changemakers in their community. As a participant you will gain the opportunity to tackle an important community issue, gain crucial entrepreneurial experience and learn about our key social competencies. The program will be six sessions in which you will learn from innovative and pioneering professionals, you will also be mentored through the innovation process. The final session of this program will be a pitch competition in which participants showcase their entrepreneurial social ventures to a panel of judges, the highest ranked pitch will win the Social Six Young Innovators Award, a cash prize and recognition across Pillar Nonprofit Network.
At Champions of Change, we believe that the most effective way to address gender inequality in our work is to educate ourselves about the various impacts of gender disparities on individuals in different locations around the world. The international initiative was created for this exact purpose: our primary goal is to broaden people’s understanding of how gender inequality affects different communities worldwide. We want to provide a platform from which individuals can share their personal experiences with gender inequality issues specific to their region of the world and discuss their contributions in taking action against it. Currently, the international initiative team is working on developing partnerships with organizations overseas in order to collaboratively plan an event to highlight the impact of these issues across the globe.
New Chapters is an initiative to spread our mission of raising awareness for gender equality and empowering women in need to other communities! Our team is planning the start of chapters of Champions of Change in different cities. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to lead the new chapters by being the president of the organization in their area! The president would be directing the introduction of our campaign into your city. This process would entail recruiting a few people to help run the chapter. Additionally, a team of our organization including execs Ryann and Sam will be assisting the new presidents with all of this as well as provide resources and helpful materials. Once the chapters kick off the president would be responsible for holding weekly meetings, leading members to organize initiatives and make sure everything is running smoothly. If anyone is interested or knows someone who might be a good fit for this role please fill out/send them this google form and we will be in touch shortly.