Muse Makers is a project-based program that allows us to invest directly in the womxn and youth we champion. Muse Makers connects womxn and youth who are ready to create their own social change projects with the resources they need to turn their inspiration into activation through small seed grants of $100 to $1000 and mentorship opportunities. Over the past 5 years, we have contributed over $40,000 to Muse Makers in our local and global community.
Muse Maker Projects Include:
Soul Sister Cycling:
Global | A partnership between World Muse and Souls Sister Cycling to provide funds, gear, and emotional support to women in developing countries so that they may participate in the sport of cycling and create non-competitive cycling event for young girls locally.
USA | A partnership between World Muse and Angela Reid of Tiny Hey to create a postcard‐writing exchange between neighborhoods in Central Oregon to get people talking to each other, connecting with their community, and perhaps even spinning off projects of their own.
It’s Your Wave:
USA | A partnership between World Muse and New Leaf Academy, Judy Shasek and Poor Boyz Productions to provide a mentorship program for young women that uses the the film “the SUP Movie” as inspiration for self-esteem and community service.
Shanti Uganda Teens:
Uganda | A partnership between World Muse and Shanti Uganda to provide teen empowerment workshops that offer teens in rural Uganda the skills, education, peer support and role models they need to succeed in life and be leaders in their communities.
Congo | A partnership between World Muse and Neema Namadamu’s Maman Shujaa organization to offer a digital media campaign to draw out the voices of young women in Congo to change their world for the better by providing free access to computers and internet and giving them basic advocacy and digital literacy training.
Eat Breathe Thrive:
USA | A partnership between World Muse, Chelsea Roff, and Give Back Yoga Foundation to offer Yoga for Eating Disorders™ as a service at treatment centers and to conduct an evidence-based study on its effectiveness in improving treatment outcomes.
The Storybook Project:
USA | A partnership between World Muse and The Storybook Project to help to amazing women produce a special storybook that is designed for young children (ages 0-3 or 4-6) to help explain breast cancer in the family.
ONE BILLION RISING:
USA | A partnership between World Muse and Academy at Sisters to create a teen led project inspired by the book “Half the Sky” that will bring awareness to global issues facing teens such as sex-trafficking.
Girl Be Project:
Uganda | A partnership between World Muse and Girl Be Project to provide a platform for girls and women to share experiences, help girls to realize their self worth, increase girls’ and women’s engagement in issues affecting their respective communities, offer practical skills in entrepreneurship, formal and informal school support, performance and visual arts training.
The Jam Project:
USA | A partnership between World Muse, and the the jam Project to offer creative arts education for grieving children to help them find their voice and place in a time of loss and sadness.
Yoga for Children:
USA | A partnership between World Muse and The School of Enrichment to offer yoga to preschool, Pre- K & Kindergarten aged students at School of Enrichment while growing the frequency at which it is provided.
Night Light Show:
USA | A partnership between World Muse and Tin Pan Theater Presents the Night Light Show with Shanan Kelley & Magnificent Guests to build community awareness and deepen community connections through comedy and art.
Zimbabwe | A partnership between World Muse and Dr. Tererai Trent’s Tinogona Foundation to create a new website, branding strategy, and in-school curriculum to promote Tinogona Foundations’s mission and programs.
USA | A partnership between World Muse and Her.Voice to provide a mentorship program for young women that uses the human voice as a tool for empowerment and social change.
USA | A partnership between World Muse and Rouge, a group of 10-15 teen girls from a high school in Bend, Oregon who will be publishing a magazine discussing the difficulties they have gone through as youth in today’s world.
Writing Classes at Saving Grace:
USA | A partnership between World Muse and Saving Grace to provide a safe space for women to author their stories and create a deeper connection to themselves and others.
Boxes of Love:
USA | A partnership between World Muse and Boxes of Love provide girls being placed into foster care with a sense of value.
Woman of Paradise Anti-FGM Project:
Kenya | A partnership between World Muse and Woman of Paradise offer Alternative Rites of Passage, a seven-day workshop that implements the World Health Organization recommended approach to eliminate FGM known as the Positive deviance approach.
Produce Drop Project:
USA | A partnership between World Muse and Cassandra Pinnard, a teacher at Warm Springs Academy to help provide healthy snacks and emergency needs to students in the K-8 school on Warm Springs Reservation.
USA | A partnership between World Muse, Lady Hops and Cascade Youth & Family Center to mentor 15 teen girls and teach them to grow hops which will be used to craft a charity beer to be poured during National Domestic Violence month with the profits supporting the youth crisis line.
Zambia | A partnership between World Muse and a group of women and teens including Gloria Steinem who have banded together to build a volunteer house and domestic abuse center serving communities along the lower Zambezi River. The goal is to support women-centered projects in this area while working to prevent domestic abuse and child marriage.
The Mother-Daughter Project:
USA | A partnership between World Muse and Bend Family Therapy to create a community of mothers and their daughters to form an environment that supports mothers, empowers daughters, and strengthens the mother-daughter bond. The model is preventative and is designed to support girls from ages 7 through 17, and beyond.
C.O. Womxn’s March:
USA | A partnership between World Muse, Latino Community Association, and Indivisible Bend to provide resources for the 2020 Central Oregon Womxn’s March. All people from all faiths, gender identities, races, and economic backgrounds are welcome to march in support of women’s equality in all aspects of life.