Hardy Girls Healthy Women’s Girls Rock! Awards is committed to amplifying the voices of brave and amazing girls throughout our state.
Girls ages 9-19 were nominated in the categories of: Title IX Champion, Health Promoter, Against the Odds Advocate, Community Organizer, Entrepreneur, and STEM-gineer.
The winners have been chosen! Coming soon are sneak peak videos of their stories. Want to meet them in person? Attend the Girls Rock! Awards from 6-7:30 on Thursday, April 7th at Colby College (Osgrove Auditorium in the Diamond Building) in Waterville, ME. RSVP today!
More details on the awards categories:
Title IX Champion: This girl is an advocate for girls’ equal access to sports, including athletic facilities, coaching, education or equipment.
Health Promoter: This girl supports and/or works on wellness policies or programs that promote healthy lifestyles and choices, such as mental, emotional and/or physical health.
Against the Odds Advocate: This girl refuses to be limited by what has traditionally been known as a physical or developmental disability. She is busy redefining “able” and making positive changes for girls in Maine along the way.
Community Organizer: This girl sees the importance of a united community and is making it happen by bringing together her school, peers, and/or community. She is not afraid to start changing the soil, especially for other girls!
Entrepreneur: This girl turned her passion into a paycheck by building up her own business and her bank account.
STEM-gineer: This girl succeeds in science, technology, engineering or math. She rejects the idea these subjects are not for girls and has created a counter narrative with her accomplishments. She could be an inventor, a competition winner, or a pioneer in her field.
Interested participants who self-identify as female are welcome to apply to our programs. This includes participants who were not assigned to the female sex at birth, but live and identify as female now. It also includes participants who are legally assigned to the female sex, but who identify as transgender or gender fluid.
Thank you to our 2016 sponsors. Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Kelli McCannell.