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3rd Annual
Her Idea Gala 
Dare to Dream


Thursday, May 23, 2024
The Green Room


Her Idea mentors youth as they pursue an idea or passion through a real-world project of their own design. We support their learning and skills development, provide access to funding for their projects, and help them build a network of community support.
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Students setting up their projects to be presented at the Her Idea Gala.
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Female mentee presenting at podium in formal attire during a Her Idea Gala.


Do you have an interest or passion that you would love to pursue, and are you looking for resources and guidance to bring your idea to life? Are you 14-18 years old?

This program is a 6-month journey where you get to propose, develop, and launch your very own project, guided by an experienced mentor, with fundraising support.


Her Idea helps girls develop their creative, entrepreneurial, and leadership skills for college, career, and beyond!

Her Idea has helped students research and secure over $250,000 in youth project funding, and we've mentored over 600 students with their real-world projects.

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100% increase
in student’s confidence
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88% of students
continuing projects 
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100% students 
better prepared for life after high school

Check out our past projects!

Our students have done some amazing work over the years and created a huge impact. 
Join Her Idea to be involved in all of this and more!

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The Future is Female
& Her Idea is Here to Help

"Her Idea has given me the confidence and support I needed to pursue my career dreams. I used to feel like pursuing a career in the arts would be a lot harder without Her Idea."

Lex, 17

Her Idea Mentee

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Need a speaker at your next event?

We would love to come and share our stories of creativity, community action, and personal transformation through leadership and real-world challenges at your next event!
Her Idea mentee giving a speech for attendees at the Her Idea annual gala.
Mentee giving a presentation in Her Idea Capstone Partnership.
Mentee standing at podium giving speech at Her Idea Gala in the Green room.
Mentee presenting for Her Idea Capstone class.

Highlights from the Pitch Event

The Pitch Event empowered youth to present real-world project ideas and seek community support. We connected students with mentors and raised funds for projects benefiting our community and empowering youth.

Missed the event? Watch on-demand recordings on our YouTube channel now.
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Student presenting at Her Idea Gala at podium on a stage.
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Five students in formal attire posing together at one of the Her Idea Galas.
A student and mentor posing together in front of a Her Idea photo background during the annual gala event..

Highlights from Her Idea Gala

The Her Idea Gala was an inspirational evening filled with engaging presentations and discussions!


Had to leave early? Good news! Watch on-demand recordings from the event on our YouTube channel now.

Hear From Our Fellows


Make a difference for the next generation and be a part of the Her Idea mentorship program. Together, let's shape a brighter, more inclusive future. Sign up as a mentor today and help these remarkable young women soar to new heights!

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