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Today we are reaching the last day of the most tumultuous year that any of us have experienced in this lifetime. Congrats! Our quick pivot resulted in a highly successful FABcamp, our reach grew from 5 to 200+, new donors stepped up to support us… all during a time of chaos and impossibilities. 

We kept DRIVING. The key to success, as I see it, is to remain focused and adjust quickly to the obstacles. I began thinking of myself as a driver in the 24 Hours of LeMans (the 10-month version) and that helped to put the everyday experience into a better perspective. There was: intense focus, intense rest, constant alertness, a focus on the end goal, and a lot of luck! 

Why do I say luck? I was surprised to find out that we were the last lucky recipient of a grant from Qualcomm, we were lucky to be represented by Team Ponderosa at the Rebelle Rally and exceeded our fundraising goal by thousands of dollars, we were chosen by the Lucky Dog Racing Series as their charity of choice, and I am excited to say that Chuckwalla Valley Raceway is our exclusive Driving Education Track sponsor for 2021. 
 

Luck is when opportunity meets preparation.


When Covid-19 became the global disruptor, instead of globbing onto the misery and misfortune, I looked for the opportunity. The silver lining of this experience is that our students are now learning needed business skills and how to work remotely. Business is changing, education is changing, our students are changing and I see it all as good - the needed change for our future. This all afforded Athena Racing a larger community to engage. We now provide online learning for girls across the country - Connecticut, Mississippi, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon and California. 


You will hear and see this message a lot this year:

DRIVE change     DRIVE education     DRIVE success


Keep driving! We have a lot of girls we want to reach who need this community. They need Athena Racing, the world needs them as our future female leaders! 


Drive Success,
Loxley Browne
Athena Racing, Board President

 
STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
BUILDING A VISION BRUNCH

2 Brunches, 1 Week, Pure Focus!

The girls had their fun at our Lost Arts camp this month, now we “older kids” get our chance to brunch and plan out our visions…. together! You will get to experience the events that Athena Racing provides to middle school and high school girls who are pursuing their STEM dreams of becoming engineers, designers and fabricators in the motorsports, automotive and transportation industries. We develop the whole girl – essential life skills and career development – paramount characteristics to accessing full potential. How will we all reach success? Goal setting and putting the work into the intentions!

RSVP for the event and you will be sent the “I’m a Goal Getter” workbook, a Monthly Goals worksheet, and the video conferencing details. We’ll meet on Sunday the 3rd and Saturday the 9th. By the end you will have your vision board calendar completed for 2021!
 

RSVP TODAY!

Our first brunch is this Sunday, January 3rd from 11am to 1pm PST. 

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NEW EVENTS IN 2021

Athena Racing is pleased to announce the upcoming, exclusive events - at no cost to our female students members.
 

Our schedule of events for spring and summer will be posted on January 13. It will be first-come, first-serve on saving your seat! We have some incredible plans that will excite all ages - from 6th grade to 12th grade.

This summer we will host the Land, Sea & Air Transportation camp in June, FABcamp every Wednesday in July and Career Development camp in August. Leading up to summer break we will be hosting workshops every Monday and Tuesday in February, March, April and May. 

 

SAVE-THE-DATE ATHENIANS!

SAB

The Student Advisory Board will meet on January 9th. Check the calendar in Basecamp for details.

MONTHLY MEMBER MEETING

Big news will be shared on Sunday, January 17th. Mark your calendar for our 3pm PST meeting. We will send details directly to all Athena Racing student members.


Do you know a girl who would make a great Athenian? Tell her to get registered (and soon)!

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TRACK DAY AT CHUCKWALLA!

Exciting news! Chuckwalla is hosting our first big fundraiser of the year - a Track Day -  on Friday, March 5. The day starts at 8am and includes five 20-minute sessions on the track, a scrumptious lunch and special guests all for $500.

We have the VVIP option of arriving the day before. This package includes a track walk, cocktails, a special wine service, dinner on the paddock, cabin rental at the track and special goodies. There are only 30 packages available. 

There will be a limited number of cars on the track. Ten of the spots have already been claimed. More details will be posted on January 13. If you would like to pre-register before it is publicized to the general public, please hit the pre-register button below.

We hope to see you support our first fundraiser at the track! Athena Racing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity #84-2096687 and all contributions are tax-deductible up to the full legal limit. Pit row sponsor space and tents are available, please contact Loxley Browne for more details. 

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ROUND UP WITH COIN UP

We're thrilled to announce our partnership with Coin Up, a smart, new mobile donation app! Now you can automatically round up and donate your digital spare change to Athena Racing every time you swipe your card.

Just visit the website, sign up to support Athena Racing, create the link and set a monthly limit. That's it! Your nickels and dimes will add up to more camps and STEM programs for our girls!

SIGN UP TO ROUND UP

DRIVE fun

Want to start a fun tradition today? My favorite is 12 Grapes. My friends in Espana introduced me to this years ago and I have celebrated the new year this way ever since. 

 

Have you seen the dancing robots? We’re loving it and thinking of different ways to create fun like this with our team.


One of our FABcamp speakers, Sabrina Paseman, was highlighted in Fast Company as one of the "10 most exciting world-changing ideas of 2020". Our team had the opportunity to meet her before she became such a well-known innovator in 2020!

Follow us on our social media channels to stay up-to-date with the team. There is a LOT happening and you don't want to miss a thing! 

 
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is our handle on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn 
and Twitter.
This month the team will be announced on Instagram. Be there!

 
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It takes a big team to bring this team to life and your help is needed. Please tell everyone you know!

Share our newsletter with your friends who have daughters interested in engineering, designing, fabricating, and building, our online summer camps will bring out the greatness in them!
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