Severson Sisters Foundation http://seversonsisters.org Bullying solutions that inspire girls to Connect to the Super Girl Within You Thu, 14 Jan 2016 10:07:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Arizona Gives Day http://seversonsisters.org/arizona-gives-day/ http://seversonsisters.org/arizona-gives-day/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 02:56:14 +0000 http://seversonsisters.org/?p=3082 Continue reading ]]> Dear Super Girl:

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on our site. So much has happened in 2015 already and it’s only March!

We’re growing in Wisconsin and we’re so excited about that. We’re not growing in Arizona and we’re a little nervous about that. We’re not growing because schools don’t have the budget to buy Super Girl. We’re nervous about that because Arizona is one of the worst states in the country to raise a girl in.

We’re doing all we can to raise money to give Super Girl to schools. And we’re asking for your support to join us in that effort on April 7.

It’s Arizona Giving Day on April 7th. Now more than ever, your investment means the world to girls in the Valley.

Join us by pledging to give girls a chance to deepen their self-respect and form positive relationships. Join us by donating to help us continue to inspire girls to live their lives as their awesome, authentic super selves.

With a $25 donation, we will be able to purchase one workbook for one girl to use throughout a semester of Super Girl. Our goal is to raise $10,500 on April 7th so we can give three Valley schools one year’s worth of Super Girl. With that money we can improve the lives of 90 girls over the course of a year. All those 90 girls will receive 30 full hours of our Super Girl program. They’ll receive both our workbooks and the teachers will receive all 20 of our lesson plans.

You can take a stand with us at https://azgives.givebig.org/c/GivesDay/a/seversonsisters

The girls love our Super Girl program. Every day Severson Sisters is making a Dream Boardsdifference in the lives of girls in our state through its Super Girl program.

Sending you all my very best Super Girl energy for a very special day!

Carrie Severson

Want me to create inspiring content for your audience on a regular basis? I’d love to! Words are my Super Power!

Email me today at carrie@seversonsisters.org and let’s start!

 

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October! http://seversonsisters.org/october/ http://seversonsisters.org/october/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:20:32 +0000 http://seversonsisters.org/?p=3000 Continue reading ]]> Dear Super Girl:

It’s October!  Which means…it’s National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month!

We have a few different ways for you to get involved with us throughout the entire month.

First of all, we have a month-long promotion going on with Cactus Flower florists!

Go to http://www.cactusflower.com/ and send someone you love a flower arrangement. When you check out, use the promotion code DONATION!  When you do that on any arrangement you buy online, you’ll send 10% of your purchase to us!  Cool right?  You can show someone you love that you love them AND support us at the same time!

And on Saturday, October 4th you can come paint with us!

Every month, Painting With A Twist names one local charity to help raise funds for, and to recognize National Bullying Awareness Month, Severson Sisters has been selected for October!  Valley residents will be led by a professional artist to paint this picture!

painting with a twist

Tickets are limited to 48.  Payment is due at the time of the reservation to guarantee your seat. To reserve your seat please go to: http://www.paintingwithatwist.com/events/viewevent.aspx?eventID=251616
Sending you all my very best Super Girl energy for a life changing month!

Carrie Severson

 

Want me to create inspiring content for your audience on a regular basis?  I’d love to! Words are my Super Power!  Email me today at carrie@seversonsisters.org and let’s start!

Would you like to help Super Girls, but don’t know where to begin?  Why not make a donation at www.seversonsisters.org/donate!  No amount is too small…every dollar helps to empower a Super Girl!

 

Carrie Characters Unite_cropa

Carrie is a writer, speaker, and leader with a gift for knowing how to create change.  Want her to create inspiring content for your audience on a regular basis?  She’d love to!  Words are her Super Power!  Email her today at carrie@seversonsisters.org  and get started.

 

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Super Girl Supporters http://seversonsisters.org/super-girl-supporters/ http://seversonsisters.org/super-girl-supporters/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:55:11 +0000 http://seversonsisters.org/?p=2989 Continue reading ]]> Happy Harvest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Super Girl:

September is nearly over!  And I’m grateful.  Fall is my favorite season for no other reason other than being able to use the word HARVEST!

It’s HARVEST time!  And yes, I always capitalize it.  It’s that important to me! Rather than focus on what I welcome during HARVEST time, I’d like to spend some time looking back at our summer.

After all, gratitude attracts more gratitude!

This summer was very good to us. There are a few awesome moments that out shine others.

We were the beneficiary of a beautiful event in June called the Positively Powerful Woman Awards.  I was given the opportunity to get up in front of 250 motivated, compassionate, mindful individuals to share the awesome work we do in the world.

I shared a success story that I love.  Her name is Terese and she came through a Super Girl workshop in 2013.  Her full story is actually on our Donation page.  You can read about her here: http://seversonsisters.org/donate/

The Positively Powerful Woman Awards was a beautiful experience for me and for our organization.

That day, we received $4,350 in donations. And we gained several new friends and supporters. We’re looking forward to what this organization does in 2015! You can check it out here http://positivelypowerful.com/womanawards/ .

That one experience lead to another amazing experience.  The headmaster of Rancho Solano was in the audience that day.  After my presentation she came up to me and asked me if we sell our Super Girl program to schools!

I said, “WE DO!!!!” And I said it with that much enthusiasm!

Six weeks later, we sold our Super Girl program to the Rancho Solano school system! And today 25 girls in sixth grade are in a mandatory Super Girl program!

Our summer was filled with beautiful, powerful and positive moments. We are surrounded with supporters.

While I’m really happy HARVEST time is here…I’m just as grateful for what came forward to support us this summer.

Sending you all my very best Super Girl energy for an empowering kinda day!
 

Carrie Severson

Want me to create inspiring content for your audience on a regular basis?  I’d love to! Words are my Super Power!  Email me today at carrie@seversonsisters.org and let’s start!

Would you like to help Super Girls, but don’t know where to begin?  Why not make a donation at www.seversonsisters.org/donate!  No amount is too small…every dollar helps to empower a Super Girl!

 

Carrie Characters Unite_cropa

Carrie is a writer, speaker, and leader with a gift for knowing how to create change.  Want her to create inspiring content for your audience on a regular basis?  She’d love to!  Words are her Super Power!  Email her today at carrie@seversonsisters.org  and get started.

 

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Ask and You Shall Receive http://seversonsisters.org/ask-and-you-shall-receive/ http://seversonsisters.org/ask-and-you-shall-receive/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:55:45 +0000 http://seversonsisters.org/?p=2982 Continue reading ]]>  

Thank you notes from Super Girls

Dear Super Girl:

One of my favorite mantra’s is “Ask and You SHALL Receive”!
Today, I sent out this note in an e-blast to our database…

Dear Super Girl Supporter:

As you know we adopted a ‘Train the Trainer’ model this year. We’ve trained facilitators in Arizona, California and Wisconsin to offer our Super Girl program in their communities.

We’ve taken that one step further now and we’re training teachers at schools who are offering our Super Girl program as an after school program on their own campuses!
The Super Girl program is developed by our Advisory Board of field experts. And the overall experience is structured around six core principles and each are implemented on a semester basis.

I’m sending this note out to you today to ask for your financial help.

We are actively welcoming in donations of all kinds to help get our second round of curriculum through the publishing process.

Our Super Girls in our program right now will be moving into our second round of curriculum, which is about Relationships, in just a few months.

We MUST get their workbooks printed and published!

Please consider donating to our cause to help us with this task.

We are seeking $2,000 in donations to get this task completed.

You can donate right online today at http://seversonsisters.org/donate/

Thank you so much for your help! Our Super Girls THANK YOU too!

Carrie Severson

Guess what happened, Super Girl…
Within minutes money showed up! And it’s still showing up!
Ask And You Shall Receive!
Sending you all my very best Super Girl energy for an empowering kinda day!

Carrie Severson

 

Want me to create inspiring content for your audience on a regular basis?  I’d love to! Words are my Super Power!  Email me today at carrie@seversonsisters.org and let’s start!

Would you like to help Super Girls, but don’t know where to begin?  Why not make a donation at www.seversonsisters.org/donate!  No amount is too small…every dollar helps to empower a Super Girl!

 

Carrie Characters Unite_cropaCarrie is a writer, speaker, and leader with a gift for knowing how to create change.  Want her to create inspiring content for your audience on a regular basis?  She’d love to!  Words are her Super Power!  Email her today at carrie@seversonsisters.org  and get started.

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What Friendship Looks Like Now http://seversonsisters.org/what-friendship-looks-like-now/ http://seversonsisters.org/what-friendship-looks-like-now/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:06:58 +0000 http://seversonsisters.org/?p=2965 Continue reading ]]> friendship

 

Dear Super Girl:

This past week I existed in Southern California and it was really beautiful. I moved in to a great friend’s apartment while she was on vacation. I took care of her babies (two kitties) and emerged myself in day-to-day life of living near the beach.

Being there was a great opportunity for me to totally relax and receive love from the Universe. The ocean is a very peaceful, serene place for me. I submerged myself in the ocean many, many days of my stay. I loved every second of it and received so much from my experience.

It’s been a while since I totally relaxed and tucked away the Super Girl cape just to experience life.

Not working and hustling for 10 days was great for me, not great for the organization. It’s healthy for me to stop working every now and again. Unfortunately, Severson Sisters still exists and requires financial support to support girls even if I’m on vacation.

While I was refueling my soul, releasing pent up energy and emotions and receiving from California, bills came in for Severson Sisters.

Unfortunately, we’re unable to pay them right now. And as such, we’re unable to afford my paycheck.

I was submerged in the ocean, in awe of how peaceful it felt to go with the flow of the current. Afterward, I sat on the beach and watched the sun set on the day. I did my best to stop the concern about how I was going to afford the gas to drive home, buy groceries and pay an upcoming bill without a paycheck coming in.

I meditated the morning I was scheduled to head back to the Valley and begged God for help. My friend who I was house sitting for saw me crying and asked if I would let her help me by offering me money to get home.

It’s been a while since I’ve personally been in this financial sticky-spot. And thanks to California, I’ve paid my bill, have gas in my car, and groceries at my home.

It was such a beautiful gift and I’m so very grateful. My dearest friends get to see the behind-the-scene elements of what I’ve personally been through the last four years. These days, my friendships look and feel so different than they did five years ago.

There’s real beauty and vulnerability within each meeting. I hug people tighter these days and allow others to hug me tighter. Our conversations are about more than our jobs. We do talk about families and jobs – AND all the juicy stuff we’re still looking forward to experiencing…like learning how to surf.

Super Girl, make sure you take a look at your friendships. Do they feel like you’re submerged in the ocean going with the current? I sure hope so!

Sending you all my very best Super Girl energy for an empowering kinda day!

 
Carrie Severson

 

Want me to create inspiring content for your audience on a regular basis?  I’d love to! Words are my Super Power!  Email me today at carrie@seversonsisters.org and let’s start!

Would you like to help Super Girls, but don’t know where to begin?  Why not make a donation at www.seversonsisters.org/donate!  No amount is too small…every dollar helps to empower a Super Girl!

 

Carrie Characters Unite_cropaCarrie is a writer, speaker, and leader with a gift for knowing how to create change.  Want her to create inspiring content for your audience on a regular basis?  She’d love to!  Words are her Super Power!  Email her today at carrie@seversonsisters.org  and get started.

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Ocean Waves http://seversonsisters.org/ocean-waves/ http://seversonsisters.org/ocean-waves/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:51:59 +0000 http://seversonsisters.org/?p=2957 Continue reading ]]> ocean waves 2a

Dear Super Girl:

I’m riding out the rest of the month in California!  It’s been a great week so far.

I have no meetings scheduled while I’m here.  I’m just letting the tide of the Universe take me and give to me.  It’s a little weird to be in a receiving-only kinda mode.  I think of myself as a very giving person.  While I’m here, I’m letting and allowing myself to receive.

I received total freedom and so much fun on the rides on the Santa Monica Pier!

I received a blissful afternoon catching up with a girlfriend over lunch.

I received totally peace while hiking through Malibu.

I received amazing awe while standing in the ocean.

It was in the ocean that I felt the most balanced.  Watching the waves wash over my legs, surround me, pass me up and then escape beneath my feet back out into the sea is something I’m always speechless about.

Taking these gifts with me is my goal. Letting the feeling of awe, peace, bliss and fun rule my days from here on out is my new mission.

Join me in that goal and mission.

I hope you get to ride on a Ferris Wheel today!

Sending you all my very best Super Girl energy for a very special day!
Carrie Severson

Want me to create inspiring content for your audience on a regular basis?  I’d love to! Words are my Super Power!  Email me today at carrie@seversonsisters.org and let’s start!

Would you like to help Super Girls, but don’t know where to begin?  Why not make a donation at www.seversonsisters.org/donate!  No amount is too small…every dollar helps to empower a Super Girl!

 

Carrie Characters Unite_cropaCarrie is a writer, speaker, and leader with a gift for knowing how to create change.  Want her to create inspiring content for your audience on a regular basis?  She’d love to!  Words are her Super Power!  Email her today at carrie@seversonsisters.org  and get started.

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Super Girl in DC http://seversonsisters.org/super-girl-in-dc/ http://seversonsisters.org/super-girl-in-dc/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:59:13 +0000 http://seversonsisters.org/?p=2952 Continue reading ]]> Super Girl in DC 2

Dear Super Girl:

I was in DC last week for the first time.  I was actually more emotional than I thought I would be.

I should have known going into the week I’d be emotional.  I have a number of friends who have served – both men and women.  And I’m super duper proud of them all.  And I do come close to crying whenever I hear the Star-Spangled Banner.

Still, I was surprised the history of our country took a hold of me so strongly last week. And, of course, it had to do with you.  I didn’t get emotional until I visited the Archives of the United States building.  In this one section is the “Records of Rights” section.

The section for Women’s Rights caught my attention.  There’s a letter written by a woman and addressed to John Adams.  She begged him to remember the women.

Some folks don’t believe we’ve come very far in the Women’s Rights conversation.  I’m an optimist.  We’ve come far AND we have a long way to go.

Walking around the White House last week gave me a sense of peace.  I couldn’t attach myself to the number of protestors and the number of reasons they were protesting.  All I could think about was the fact that someday one of you Super Girls will be our President.  I know it.  Who knows, maybe more than one of you will be our President!

Women like me do what we do each day so girls like you have space to soar starting today.

Let me know when you get to the White House. I’d love to meet you.

Sending you all my very best Super Girl energy for an empowering kinda day!
Carrie Severson

Want me to create inspiring content for your audience on a regular basis?  I’d love to! Words are my Super Power!  Email me today at carrie@seversonsisters.org and let’s start!

Would you like to help Super Girls, but don’t know where to begin?  Why not make a donation at www.seversonsisters.org/donate!  No amount is too small…every dollar helps to empower a Super Girl!

 

Carrie Characters Unite_cropaCarrie is a writer, speaker, and leader with a gift for knowing how to create change.  Want her to create inspiring content for your audience on a regular basis?  She’d love to!  Words are her Super Power!  Email her today at carrie@seversonsisters.org  and get started.

 

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