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B.O.S.S. Mental Health Conference

Raised toward our $7,000 Goal
65 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on September 14, at 12:00 AM EDT
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B.O.S.S. Mental Health Conference


Building Ourselves through Sisterhood and Service (B.O.S.S.) is a peer mentorship program for women of color. Our organization provides participants with tailored opportunities to connect and support one another as we navigate Cornell and serve the greater Ithaca community.


A marquis event for B.O.S.S. is our Annual Mental Health Conference. For the past five years, B.O.S.S. has hosted a day-long mental health conference, for the past two as a stand-alone organization in collaboration with many others. The event has allowed B.O.S.S. to create a safe space for women of color to openly discuss their mental health, gain new techniques to better practice self-care, and discuss mental wellbeing within communities of color.


This year, B.O.S.S. plans on expanding that day-long cornerstone summit to a three-day Conference! Our theme will be "The 'I' in the Storm: Finding Calm Amongst the Chaos", and we will explore finding peace within ourselves and practice techniques to establish a state of serenity and balance, even when we find ourselves in difficult phases within our academic, professional, or personal lives.


We will extend invitations to surrounding schools and other Ivy League institutions to hear about their best practices. Additionally, we will facilitate workshops, have bonding events, host community dinners, and create spaces for conversation as well as quiet reflection to suit a variety of participants.


With your donation, B.O.S.S. will be able to put on an even more rewarding and healing experience for women of color. Donations will be used to cover associated conference costs such as workshop material costs, speaker expenses, space rentals, food expenses, and relaxation station costs, among other things.


Thank you for your support and stay #BOSSy!



Choose a giving level


BOSS Supporter

We appreciate any and all help you are able to provide! We are grateful for your support in making our Mental Health Conference a success!


Conference Sponsor

Your gift will help purchase small workshop material such as notebooks and pens for attendees at the Conference.


Womxn's Empowerment Supporter

Your contribution will subsidize the cost of meals for attendees at the 3-day Mental Health Conference and will be utilized for marketing materials. It will also ensure that the Conference remains FREE and accessible for all womxn, regardless of their socioeconomic status, ensuring that any and all young womxn are able to gain the skills necessary to maintain a healthy mental health regimen!


Committed Coalition Builder

Your gift will contribute to the core of our Mental Health Conference, allowing us to provide workshop materials to our presenters, cover the costs of room rentals, and other necessary purchases. It will also ensure that the conference remains FREE for all attendees; this will guarantee that every young womxn, regardless of school and financial standing is able to engage in coalition-building with other young womxn seeking similar goals of gaining mental well-being techniques.


Community Self-Care Partner

Your contribution will truly guarantee the success of our Mental Health Conference. Your commitment to being a Community Self-Care Partner will help cover the costs of our speakers, outstanding workshop materials, and other expenses, allowing all attendees to gain an array of self-care techniques to continually thrive. Your gift will also ensure that the conference remains FREE for all attendees, guaranteeing that all participants, regardless of financial standing, can fully participate in our marquis event. All Partners will be honored with their names in the Mental Health Conference program.


Mental Health Champion

Your gift will contribute to the holistic mental health wellbeing of participants. Your gift will provide an opportunity to pay for speaker travel expenses, subsidize travel costs for attendees, and ensure that the conference remains FREE for all, ensuring mental health is available to all, regardless of financial status. All Champions will be honored with their names in the Mental Health Conference program and through verbal recognition during the Conference.


Mental Health #BOSS

Your gift will ensure that a wide array of speakers, keynotes, and workshops will be available for all attendees to build resiliency, provide mental health proactive self-care techniques, and create community among attendees from Cornell and other invited institutions. By being a Mental Health #BOSS, you are helping establish a legacy of mental health and agency for young womxn of color across Cornell and other campuses. It will also ensure that the conference remains FREE for all attendees. All Mental Health #BOSSes will be honored with their names in the Mental Health Conference program and through verbal recognition during the Conference.