Global Digital Platform based in Dominican Republic
She is the Universe is a global platform designed to amplify the voices of teenage girls from around the world by inspiring, empowering and offering the support to stand in their own stories and to pursue their dreams through storytelling, mentorship and community.
Purpose Earth’s support has helped to launch “The Galaxy,” the newest virtual community platform where more than 80 girls from 26 countries can connect about their dreams, fears and hopes for the world.
This community allows young women to connect and be a part of something greater—a global movement of girls who want to support each other. To date, young women are connecting from home countries in: Algeria, Philippines, Bolivia, Brazil, Turkey, USA, Dominican Republic. Canada, Chile, Congo DRC, Ecuador, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, India, South Africa, Kenya, Jamaica, Poland, Mexico, Australia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Paraguay, Perú, United Arab Emirates, España, Colombia, Venezuela, and Panamá.
PURPOSE EARTH GRANT SUPPORT
Through the support and collaboration of Purpose Earth, She is the Universe has created a new program called “World Changers” to support young women on their journey to being change makers, activists, and global leaders, as well as a virtual community to support these girls called “The Galaxy.”"The Girls Galaxy" online platform currently supports 120+ girls, funds 10 different social ventures led by teen girls around the world and recently hosted a free 6-Chapter World Changers online event series that introduced girls to topics and speakers about: world changers, diversity & inclusion, mental health, environment, kindness and women's empowerment.
“Alizay, one of the amazing girls from our community, attended one of our “World Changers” events. By the next event she had already started several clubs at her school, one of them about the environment. At a recent event, she was one of our guest speakers and she is also a mini grant winner with “Belong and Beyond,” a series of projects about diversity and inclusion. Like Alizay, many girls have found a sense of belonging and inspiration while being part of our community.” -- Laura Peña, Founder of She is the Universe
Since receiving their grant, She is the Universe has also been able to compensate a few of their program facilitators for their time during event planning and programming and by the end of 2021, will have provided $1000 worth of mini-grants to young girls around the world to support their projects.
“Purpose Earth has not only supported us financially, but also emotionally and on a spiritual level. Because of Purpose Earth and our mentor Laura Rose’s belief in our organization, our vision and our heart-work, we are currently in the process of transforming what was once just a dream into a 501c3 non-profit organization. This conviction to support our efforts and contribute to the sustainability and spirit of She Is The Universe means the world to us.”
-- Laura Peña, Founder of She is the Universe