EVENTS: 2018-19
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  1. JULY 9 - 13, 2018
    Coding Together: Coding Camp for Girls
    Together to Empower organized a week-long coding camp for girls to empower local girls to pursue CS & STEM (fields where women are highly underrepresented). This is our second year holding this camp.
EVENTS: 2017-18
  1. Freshman Orient
  2. Coding Together
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  1. AUGUST 18, 2017
    Freshman Orientation
    Represented the Together to Empower club at the Freshman Orientation for the incoming class of 2021. Looking forward to meeting the new members this year!
  2. JULY 3 - 14, 2017
    Coding Together: Coding Camp for Girls
    Together to Empower organized a 2-week coding camp for girls to empower local girls to pursue CS & STEM (fields where women are highly underrepresented).
  3. APRIL 2018
    International Day
    Together to Empower participates in the annual International Day event, hosted by Dos Pueblos High School. We spread awareness about gender inequality and raised $202!
  4. SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
    1st TTE Meeting of the Year
    Thank you to the returning and new members who joined us today! We had our biggest turn-out yet!! We are very excited to start off the new school year with 100+ members in our chapters in California, Canada, and (recently established) New Jersey!
  5. NOVEMBER 3, 2017
    Club Day
    TTE participated in Club Day and recruited more members to our club.
  6. SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    Establishment of New Jersey Branch
    Our team expanded with a recent established branch at a high school in New Jersey. All branches collaborate on different and mutual projects. This way, we can broaden our outreach and impact while fostering youth leadership across the nation.
  7. NOVEMBER 28, 2017
    New Jersey Bake Sale
    Our recently established New Jersey branch held a bake sale at their school to raise funds for their club! Funds raised: $69.51
  8. MARCH 30, 2018
    Spring Bake Sale 2018
    Raising funds to support girls' education in La Antigua, Guatemala and women's entrepreneurial training in Uganda, Africa. Happy Spring!
EVENTS: 2016-17
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  10. Accepting the Award
  11. Busy!
  1. NOVEMBER 7, 2016
    1st Club Meeting
    Founders Michelle and Sophia Qin led the 1st club meeting of the 2016-17 school year! Around 35 returning and new members joined us. We are looking forward to working together with so many passionate boys & girls on new projects this year!
  2. OCTOBER 31, 2016
    Halloween Bake Sale
    Funds raised for project, "Together for Guisela". Hosted a bake sale in a local neighborhood and sold Halloween-inspired treats!
  3. OCTOBER 19, 2016
    High School 50th Anniversary
    Founder Michelle Qin representing Together to Empower at her high school's 50th Anniversary. Michelle walked down the red carpet in front of a crowd of around 400-500 students, alumni, staff, and guests.
  4. DECEMBER 12, 2016
    Panda Express Fundraiser
    Funds raised for general projects. Shared our cause with the community, while enjoying good food. Thank you to Panda Express for sponsoring us.
  5. FEBRUARY 8-14, 2016
    Valentine's Day Fundraiser
    Funds* raised for project, "Together for Uganda". Sold handmade bead jewelry on behalf of Ugandan women to students of Dos Pueblos High School. Our club members reached out to students and teachers, sharing our cause within our school. Update: We raised over $400 enabling us to provide a woman's ENTIRE tuition at the Street Business School in Uganda!
  6. FEBRUARY 1-28, 2016
    Montecito Bank & Trust's "Business of the Month"
    Together to Empower was the "Business of the Month" at the Montecito Bank & Trust for the entire month of February. We were able to use a table to showcase our organization in the lobby of the bank. Our talented historians and club members designed and created all the materials showcased in the picture. Many members of the community learned more about our cause and signed up for our email list!
  7. AUGUST 15, 2016
    Freshman Orientation
    Represented the Together to Empower club at the Freshman Orientation for the incoming class of 2020. Several freshman, both girls and boys, were interested and signed up to join our club.
  8. NOVEMBER 2, 2016
    Yearbook Time
    Took our club photo for the school yearbook with our new team shirts.
  9. MARCH 10, 2017
    Together with Girls Inc.
    Together to Empower club members hosted a STEM & Girl Empowerment workshop at Girls Inc. to educate, inspire, and empower local girls.
  10. APRIL 2017
    Mayor of Santa Barbara Recognizes TTE
    The Mayor of Santa Barbara recognized Together to Empower at the Downtown 50th Anniversary Gala in front of business and industry owners, philanthropists, and city council members. We were recognized as 1 of 3 outstanding organizations.
  11. APRIL 2017
    International Day
    Together to Empower participates in the annual International Day event, hosted by Dos Pueblos High School. We spread awareness about gender inequality and raised $195!
EVENTS: 2015-16
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  1. JUNE 5, 2016
    Girl Rising
    During the last few meetings of the school year, we shared a documentary called "Girl Rising" with our club. The documentary educated and touched many of our club members, and motivated us to work harder for our important mission. We hope to share this documentary at a larger event in the future.
  2. APRIL 28, 2016
    International Day
    International Day is an annual event at our high school in which clubs and organizations take over the Greek and set up booths to sell goods. We had a fun time participating in the event, selling (and eating) dumplings, and spreading our cause to students!
  3. MARCH 10, 2016
    Banquet
    Funds raised for various projects, including "Together for Orchid". The Vancouver Branch of Together to Empower worked hard to plan event during a majority of the school year - a formal banquet, inviting students, parents, and honored guests. It resulted in a fun evening where local high school girls made new friends and bonded over their passion for girl empowerment.
  4. MARCH 8, 2016
    BeadforLife @ Dos Pueblos
    Funds raised for project, "Together for Uganda". To celebrate International Women's Day, we sold handmade bead jewelry on behalf of Ugandan women at our school. The funds help the women enroll in business schools as well as poverty eradication programs.
  5. MARCH 5, 2016
    The Popcorn Project
    Funds raised for project, "Together for Guisela". Continuation of The Popcorn Project. Hosted a local bake sale and sold a variety of handmade popcorn. Reached out to community and spread awareness of our cause. We were able to double our goal, raising $350!
  6. FEBRUARY 25, 2016
    Krispe Kreme
    Funds raised for various projects, including "Together for Maasai". The Vancouver Branch of Together to Empower partnered with Krispe Kreme to sell donuts at their school. They were able to sell out on all the boxes of donuts!
  7. JANUARY 10, 2016
    1st Meeting
    Founders Michelle and Sophia Qin led Together to Empower's 1st ever meeting. There was a huge level of enthusiasm, support, and passion from the over 40 students that joined. Michelle and Sophia shared a presentation in which they discussed the mission of the organization, their goals for the future, and a video of "Half the Sky". A blog post was written following this first meeting.
  8. AUGUST 3, 2015
    The Popcorn Project
    Our 1st fundraiser. Funds raised for project, "Together for Guisela". This was the beginning of our movement.