HELPING GIRLS AND WOMEN LIVE THEIR BEST LIVES THROUGHOUT THEIR LIVES!
LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES
We now host four Little Free Libraries at preschool and community sites. We keep these libraries stocked with pre-K books—many donated from our members and guests at our Branch Meetings and Book Review Breakfasts.
AAUW FLORIDA TECH TREK CAMP SINCE 2013
We contribute annually to Tech Trek, a weeklong STEM camp for seventh-grade girls in Florida.
INDIAN RIVER REGIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR SINCE 2011
Members judge science projects at this annual event. To encourage girls in STEM, our branch provides two $ 50 awards to girls who show promising scientific potential.
STEM CAMP FOR GIRLS
The Treasure Coast Girls' Coalition applied for and received a Community Action Grant from AAUW National with AAUW Vero Beach as their sponsor! It supports local middle school girls attending STEM camp in summer.
They will specialize in digital literacy, emotional intelligence, and environmental learning at the
Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge.
HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
High school girls from VBHS, SRHS, and IRCHS, who have achieved academic excellence, demonstrated leadership potential in high school, and have financial need, can apply for scholarship funds.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WOMEN CONTINUING FROM AA TO BA SINCE 1971
Each year the branch awards $1,200 scholarships to female AA recipients who are continuing their education towards a Bachelor’s degree. In addition, we have an endowed scholarship of $500 annually. The IRSC Foundation administers these scholarships.
IRSC STUDENT CLUB
Hosting a student club at IRSC is our way of helping college women focus on issues of interest, learn advocacy, and develop salary negotiation skills. Through our StartSmart program, they will learn how to research their target salary, highlight their accomplishments, and develop the confidence to negotiate for better benefits and pay.
STIPENDS FOR LPN STUDENTS THROUGH THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY
Since 2018, we have supported women in intensive LPN or RN programs, after they complete the REACH program at the Economic Opportunity Council.
START SMART AND WORK SMART SALARY NEGOTIATIONS
Young women starting into the workforce and those with more experience learn how to research their target salary, highlight their accomplishments and develop the confidence to negotiate for better benefits and pay. Courses are online without cost: https://courses.aauw.org/learn
FEIBEL AND MACPHAIL/STRONG ENDOWMENTS FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH
AAUW in Washington, DC administers these endowments, which were initiated by and named for two early presidents of AAUW Vero Beach. Each year grants are awarded for post-graduate research or projects or career development grants.
AAUW GREATEST NEEDS FUND
From AAUW in Washington, this fund supports important initiatives for women and girls.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Youth Tutoring since 2009
Members mentor/tutor elementary school children in reading and other subjects.
Literacy tutoring with Literacy Services of Indian River County, since 2012
Members tutor adult learners one-to-one in reading or English as a Second Language.
Gifford Community Cultural and Resource Center
Programs for girls in leadership, personal development, art, music, history, and film.
AAUW Vero Beach hosts several continuing education events. All meetings are open to the public.
Book Review Breakfasts, since 1986
We are most well-known for these monthly events from November through March, in which a speaker from the community chooses a book she/he is passionate about and presents it to our members and guests. These are always inspiring events.
Speaker Series, since 1964
Often held at a local restaurant, these meetings have speakers of interest from the community from whom we always learn.