Hardy Girls Healthy Women is committed to amplifying the voices of brave and amazing girls in Maine. We are looking for girls ages 9-19 whose bold voices and daring acts have made a substantial impact on their communities. Nominations are open and the event is part of Girls Rock! in Spring of 2018.
The categories are:
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 mental health or developmental challenge. 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.
All selected Girls Rock! Award recipients must be available to accept their award at the Girls Rock! Award celebration in Portland on Friday, April 7th.
Interested participants who self-identify as female may be nominated for this award. 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.