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!