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Washington HS Student Awards EmBe Grant Through Gatorade

2019-02-27T17:25:39-06:00

Lily received her award and presented EmBe representatives with their gift at before one of her games. Sioux Falls native and South Dakota Volleyball Gatorade State Player of the Year, Lily Bartling, awarded EmBe with a $1,000 grant to help accomplish our mission to empower women and families to enrich lives. Sports participation has seen a double-digit decline over the past decade, largely due to tighter budgets in communities, but young people that participate in sports are found to be happier, healthier and better students. Gatorade Play It Forward empowers Gatorade Player of the Year recipients across the [...]

Washington HS Student Awards EmBe Grant Through Gatorade2019-02-27T17:25:39-06:00

Grant Benefits EmBe Youth Programs

2019-02-27T17:11:04-06:00

EmBe received a grant from the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation's Youth Advisory Council of $3,600 to support scholarships for girls to participate in Girls on the Run at Hayward and Lowell Elementaries in our spring 2018 season and Terry Redlin Elementary in our fall 2018 season. The Council's Initiative is to promote philanthropy "for youth - by youth" and their purpose is to enable their students to make a difference in the lives of young people in the Sioux Falls area. The grant was written to offset expenses at these three elementary schools due to their Title I designation [...]

Grant Benefits EmBe Youth Programs2019-02-27T17:11:04-06:00

FIRST LEGO League Makes Technology Accessible and Fun

2019-03-04T13:54:20-06:00

FIRST: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology As part of leading EmBe, I get to experience the impactful programs that fulfill our mission firsthand. Early on Saturday, February 2nd, I had my first taste of the state competition for FIRST® LEGO® League. The combination of robots, funny hats and coopertition© brought teams from across the state to Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The numbers tell a huge impact story: 30 communities, 149 coaches, 447 students, and dozens of volunteers came together to demonstrate their mastery of technology and gracious professionalism. The purpose of FIRST LEGO League The [...]

FIRST LEGO League Makes Technology Accessible and Fun2019-03-04T13:54:20-06:00

Nominate a Ground Breaker for Tribute to Women

2019-02-20T16:41:40-06:00

Now in it's 46th year, EmBe's Tribute to Women celebration recognizes the incredible work that women make in our community. Early in the history of these awards, Government and Law were considered "non-traditional" industries for women. But as more and more women enter law or a life of public service, these ground breaking women have made practicing law and serving in all levels of government a place for women. In 2018, our Government & Law winner was Sandy Frentz with the City of Sioux Falls. We invite you hear from Sandy's nominator why she was so deserving of this honor, [...]

Nominate a Ground Breaker for Tribute to Women2019-02-20T16:41:40-06:00

Nominate a Change Maker for Tribute to Women

2019-02-20T16:15:38-06:00

We live in incredibly generous community and our 2018 Tribute to Women Community Service honoree is an example of that. Her dedication to causes outside of her work illustrate the kindness and empathy that so many in our community radiate outward. In 2018, our Community Service Award winner was Lori Murray from Avera Health. We invite you hear from Lori's nominator why she was so deserving of this honor, and hear from Lori about her Tribute to Women experience. Nominator Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT1xqNI-mOw Nominee Interview https://youtu.be/tJa0ypUScvg We invite you to nominate an outstanding woman who's invested in community service for the [...]

Nominate a Change Maker for Tribute to Women2019-02-20T16:15:38-06:00

Nominate an Achiever for Tribute to Women

2019-02-20T15:27:59-06:00

One of the broadest categories at EmBe's Tribute to Women celebration is Business Achievement. Women from across different industries are lifted up for their work making strides in marketing, small businesses, corporate savvy, nonprofit leadership and more. Time and time again, the women in this category are bringing their unique perspective and style to the business world. In 2018, our Business Achievement winner was Carrie Biondi with Lawrence & Schiller. We invite you hear from Carrie's nominator why she was so deserving of this honor, and hear from Carrie about her Tribute to Women experience. Nominator Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U115cOXbgp0 Nominee Interview [...]

Nominate an Achiever for Tribute to Women2019-02-20T15:27:59-06:00

Engage Your Imagination with Dramatic Play

2019-02-19T13:49:10-06:00

In the Dramatic Play Area children take on different roles and recreate real-life experiences. They use props and make-believe to deepen their understanding about the world they live in. The ability to pretend is very important to your child’s development. Children who know how to make believe develop a good vocabulary, which is important for reading. They learn to cooperate with others and solve problems, and are able to think abstractly—all important skills for success in school. When children pretend, they have to recall experiences and re-create them. To do this, they need to picture their experiences in their minds. [...]

Engage Your Imagination with Dramatic Play2019-02-19T13:49:10-06:00

Nominate an Innovator for Tribute to Women

2019-02-19T13:18:57-06:00

Now in it's 46th year, EmBe's Tribute to Women celebration recognizes the incredible work that women make in our community. The finance industry has a rich history in Sioux Falls and every year we recognize a woman who helps strengthen the integrity and trust bestowed to those in the finance industry. In 2018, our Banking & Finance honroee was Marcy Crawford with Citi. We invite you hear from Marcy's nominator why she was so deserving of this honor, and hear from Marcy about her Tribute to Women experience. Nominator Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgEc_7LQCOk Nominee Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8eMnx2CBNE We invite you to nominate a [...]

Nominate an Innovator for Tribute to Women2019-02-19T13:18:57-06:00

Nominate a Believer for Tribute to Women

2019-02-18T16:38:20-06:00

Now in it's 46th year, EmBe's Tribute to Women celebration recognizes the incredible work that women make in our community. We also recognize an individual or business that lives out EmBe's mission of empowering women and families to enrich lives through our EmBeliever award. This category is open to men, women and businesses. In 2018, our winner was Pat McAdaragh with Midco. Pat's leadership has been thoughtful and intentional around developing an inclusive and diverse leadership at Midco. Take a few minutes to hear about Pat's leadership and his experience winning the EmBeliever award. Nominator Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS_tbuz3lfE Nominee Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k97f0ZVpiMM [...]

Nominate a Believer for Tribute to Women2019-02-18T16:38:20-06:00

2019 FIRST LEGO League State Tournament Showcases Talent

2019-02-28T13:28:18-06:00

Team members from Surge during one of their robot runs. On a chilly Saturday morning this month,  FIRST Lego League teams were checking in by 7:30 am. "When Life Gives you Llamas", "Surge", "Hill City Robotics" and the "Fabulous Five" were just a few of the teams that came together to race robots, present solutions to problems generated by long space voyages, and compete in core values challenges. FIRST's mission FIRST LEGO League is unique, with a timely mission to "inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build [...]

2019 FIRST LEGO League State Tournament Showcases Talent2019-02-28T13:28:18-06:00

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