SMART Girls, STRONG Women

A Marquee Fundraiser to Help Support Programming for Girls

Make plans to join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington on Thursday, April 14th at the Steve & Connie Ferguson Crestmont Club from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for the annual event:
SMART Girls, STRONG Women
Presented By: Comprehensive Financial Consultants

This program will showcase how to help young women reach their full potential in today’s challenging world.   Join us for this unique and heart-felt event as the Club attempts to raise the necessary funds that will enable our continuous effort to provide world-class programming to our young Club girls. 

This year, we are so excited to welcome
IU Women’s Basketball Head Coach Teri Moren
as our featured speaker!

Come listen to IUWBB Coach Teri Moren speak about her personal journey – barriers she has overcome, successes she has achieved, and the value of mentoring.

Teri is a true leader, role model, and mentor for young women. She is a native of Indiana where she was named 1987 Indiana Basketball All Star of the Year. She led her high school basketball team to four sectional titles, two regional championships, a semi-state win, and a state final appearance. In 2014 she was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and 2016 named the Big Ten Coach of the Year!

As the Head Coach for IU Women’s Basketball, she strives to help her players reach their full potential on and off the court. “Graduate. Win. Serve” is her mantra. 28 of her players have received the Academic All-Big Ten selection. Her accomplishments include an NIT Championship in 2018, an undefeated season at Assembly Hall in 2015-2016, multiple NCAA tournament appearances, and multiple top-ten Big Ten Conference rankings. She is a true leader and mentor of young women.

Make sure to enjoy us for this amazing IN-PERSON event! This will be an inspirational evening you don’t want to miss!

 We will also highlight a female Club staff member who has gone above-and-beyond to answer the needs for our Club kids – especially during the immense challenges of these past years. Finally, we will have a Live Auction to raise funds to sponsor female Club members who attend the Boys & Girls Club!

WHAT DO I RECEIVE WITH A TICKET PURCHASE?
By purchasing a $100.00 ticket you will receive a dinner, dessert, and a program that will showcase how to help young women reach their full potential.   Your $100.00 ticket purchase allows members at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington to receive world-class and life-changing opportunities! Finally, you are making a donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington as we continue to fulfill the mission of empowering all young people – especially those who need us most.

 Thank you for your support! We look forward seeing you IN-PERSON on the Steve & Connie Ferguson Crestmont Club for SMART Girls, STRONG Women on Thursday, April 14th at 6:00 p.m.

WHAT IS SMART GIRLS PROGRAMMING?

An immensely beneficial and world-class program that directly impacts Club females, SMART Girls is a health, fitness, prevention/education and self-enhancement program for young women ages 8-17. 

"SMART Girls taught me how to be myself and have fun!"

Julie B. | Age 12
SMART Girls Club Member

SMART Girls helps young women reach their full potential. Through dynamic sessions, group activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls enjoy life-changing opportunities to build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care, and developing positive relationships.

Other topics addressed through the SMART Girls programming with older girls include how the media influences attitudes about females, date rape and sexual harassment, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual myths and truths, getting regular gynecological care and the physical and emotional changes girls experience in their lifetime.

"You are you, and what you do matters. You can't be someone else while you're trying to be yourself. That's what SMART Girls gave me!"

Sasha A. | Age 14
SMART Girls Club Member

WHAT IS THE SMART GIRLS, STRONG WOMEN EVENT?

SMART Girls, STRONG Women is an annual event where funds to support SMART Girls programming are raised through various avenues including ticket sales, sponsorships, a live auction component and a concluding fund-a-need. This specific event, typically held during the springtime, has been a staple for the Club since 2016, and is traditionally a sold-out spectacle with nearly 300 people in attendance.

During the business-casual event, it will focuses on the importance of positive female-imagery to young girls in today’s world. The event also includes a buffet-style dinner with dessert.

This year, 2022, we are excited for SMART Girls, STRONG Women to be back IN-PERSON.

 

The Club has allowed me to grow a strong relationship with peers and staff members over the time I have been here. Being a member has also given me confidence outside of the Club to try and do more in life.

Grace Turner

2016 Youth of the Year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington (Ellettsville Unit)

PREVIOUS SMART GIRLS, STRONG WOMEN SPEAKERS & PANELISTS

Laurie Burns McRobbie

Mae Cassady

Joani Crean

Mona Dixon

Sherry Dunbar-Kruzan

Dr. Sue Ellsperman

Sara Hamidovic

Jessika Hane

Nichole Hickman

Morgan Miller

Wendy Miller

Madalyn Moorman

Courtney Payne-Taylor

Tina Peterson

Ann St. John

Janis Stockhouse

Dr. Lori Thompson

Grace Turner

Jennie Vaughan