Eureka native Sara Bareilles helps provide scholarships for local women, girls

Scholarships

Eureka native Sara Bareilles is working with a nonprofit to help provide scholarship to local women and girls between the ages of 14 and 24, the nonprofit announced this week.

“I’m incredibly proud to be from Humboldt County. Our community inspired, encouraged and uplifted my creativity and has continued to shape my career over the years,” said Bareilles in a prepared statement.

Bareilles has long used her success to help the local community, at one point donating to the Eureka High School music program. She has previously worked with Girls with Impact.

The following is a press release from Girls with Impact:

Grammy Award-winning songwriter, producer, and actor Sara Bareilles and the non-profit Girls With Impact are making 500 no-cost summer scholarships available to Humboldt County women and girls. Bareilles’ support will enable women ages 14-24 to participate in Girls With Impact’s 5-week Business Academy, teaching them entrepreneurship skills and college and career success strategies, in hopes of fostering the next generation of California business leaders.

“I’m incredibly proud to be from Humboldt County. Our community inspired, encouraged and uplifted my creativity and has continued to shape my career over the years,” said Bareilles. “That’s why I want to pay it forward and help connect young women in Eureka and throughout Humboldt County to the empowering programming at Girls With Impact. My hope is that these young women are able to use this program to turn their summer into lifelong success.”

Girls With Impact CEO Jennifer Openshaw, a California native, said, “We’re incredibly thankful to Sara Bareilles for partnering with us to support the next generation of young leaders. Her support will be invaluable to so many young women and their families across northern California, giving them a tremendous leg-up for college and career.”

The Girls With Impact Business Academy takes place online with live instruction from business professionals who both prepare students for a career in entrepreneurship, but also inspire the confidence to take risks. During the 5-week course, the young women turn their personal passions into a business, non-profit, or impact project plan and, along the way, learn fundamentals of business – from problem solving and critical thinking to the basics of financial technology and public speaking. Follow-on mentoring and internship opportunities keep students engaged and further develop workplace and life skills.

Registration for the 5-week Summer Sessions is open now, and participants can choose from sessions beginning the week of July 11th or August 8th, 2022. To choose from class dates and times, go here (www.girlswithimpact.org/sarabscholar) and use code “SARABSCHOLAR” at registration checkout.