Last year, while studying planets and space exploration at school, my 8-year-old told me that when she grew up, she wanted to be the first girl to walk on the moon. Proclamations like this are not uncommon for my girls and I love it. I also strive to nurture these dreams and ambitions by providing my girls with resources, support and a community to help them achieve any dreams they desire as they grow up.
Coincidentally, earlier this year, I met with Courteney Rogers about an organization that she and two friends started here in Nashville called Girls to the Moon (GTTM). GTTM is a Nashville-based social enterprise company that brings together inspirational leaders, creative events, and impactful content to guide girls to become their best selves, impact their communities, and create a more inclusive culture. I am passionate about discovering and supporting organizations that expand my families’ worldview while also empowering my daughters, opening their minds, diversifying their perspective and connecting them to their community. And, as the mother of 3 girls – one who wants to walk on the moon … and another in the throes of middle school – I am over the moon excited about this organization and I want to support these women so that not only my girls can benefit, but ALL girls can!
This year, Girls to the Moon launched a membership option for anyone who wants to support their mission of empowering young girls to change the world. You don’t have to be local to Nashville or a parent to get involved! Members will build a network of like-minded allies in developing fierce and powerful girls, while sponsoring Girls to the Moon’s confidence-building, risk-taking, future-changing programming which the founders hope to expand outside of Nashville with time.
Memberships also provide tickets that can be used, gifted or donated as scholarships to the Girls to the Moon “Campference” where girls age 10-14 and their caregivers are invited to spend the day together, learning about everything from puberty and consent to confidence and creativity.
Pretty “out of this world” right? Check out the Girls to the Moon team and mission and consider supporting this amazing organization by becoming a member. Also, if you have a daughter in Nashville between the ages of 10-14, join us at the GTTM “Campference” on September 16th. Click here to register…and keep an out out for my 8-year-old who may just be the first girl to walk on the moon, but regardless, she’s already hung the moon to me!