You are reading this because you are a woman who either owns your own business or takes part in a leadership role in your community and feel that you have an impact story, big or small, that could influence the next generation of female leadership. You understand the dire need for adult women leaders to mentor high school girls in the skills that truly give them the best chance of reaching their full potential in college, career and adult life.


What is The Legacy Club?

i.b.mee. (I Be Me), an innovative, education nonprofit is having its 3rd Annual Live Your Legacy Leadership Summit for 10th-12th grade girls at Western Carolina University from June 16 – June 22.  During the program certified life and wellness coaches facilitate individual and group experiences that support the girls in learning how to handle stress, form connected relationships, and be themselves no matter what, especially in diverse groups. They will also learn mindfulness and new paradigm speaking skills to help gain confidence and clarity while on their path to the college and career they love. 

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The goal is to grow the LYL Leadership Summit to 32 girls and 8 Certified Coaches over the next 3 years, moving towards forming a community after school leadership-club-formula that works, and then expanding the model for boys and then into other cities. (We had 8 amazing girls last year and 2 certified coaches!)

To support this vision, we are forming a powerful group of 16 wonderful, diverse, women leaders this year who have the potential to make a major impact by becoming an integral part of the development and sustainability of the program.


Why be a part of the Legacy Club?

Our communities are in a critical time where our teens are experiencing epidemics like bullying, chronic diseases, depression and suicide, which is the 2nd cause of death for 14-25 year olds. The research we do at i.b.mee. shows us that we can’t waste any time bringing wellness, empowerment and leadership experiences into young people’s lives, especially high-need high school girls (those who need more financial and emotional support which can affect every girl). We know that this is the way to support them in truly gaining the confidence and skills they need to have the best chance of reaching their full potential in school, career and life.

Women like yourself are shown to make a HUGE difference in the lives of our young females as mentors, coaches, facilitators, speakers and sponsors. Our i.b.mee. staff and board, can’t reach everyone, so we need people like you to support us when needed. You can read more about our teen challenges in one of our white papers.

As adult women, the more we courageously and vulnerably share about our life celebrations and challenges, the more we learn about ourselves and transform to even higher levels. Your personal impact story of what you have gone through in your life, what you have learned, and where you are now, is a critical component in the leadership development of our next generation of female leaders. Most of us believe that our personal stories are not important to be shared, but your story will change the lives of our high school girls in western North Carolina and we need you!

As a part of this Club:

♦You could ADD your own “Principle of Success” to our 1st Live Your Legacy High School Girls Wellness, Empowerment and Leadership “book”. You have worked hard and you have a story that depicts your main “Principle of Success” that has helped you get where you are. Our local high school girls want to learn from leaders like you. Your story and principles of success will make a difference in their lives and beyond when shared.

♦You could SPEAK on a video with other leaders about your Story and “Principle of Success”. You would speak about your story and your main Principle of Success in a short interview (hosted by a an interviewer). We would show it during the Summit and/or at the closing ceremonies of the Summit to the girls and their families (and beyond).

♦You could ATTEND an afternoon at the camp and share your story with the girls and what you think it takes for them to reach their full potential (or lead them in an experiential activity).

♦You could MENTOR and COACH a high school girl who wants to integrate the Live Your Legacy Leadership Summit Curriculum into an after-school club to impact more girls OR who just wants some extra mentoring during the year.


How do I become a part of The Legacy Club? 

#1 – Attend our first Legacy World Cafe experience on April 30th 2019 from 3:30-5:30pm at the Birch Building, 2nd Floor AB Tech Campus. 

There you will: 

  • Meet others with a similar vision, and experience the energy of contributing your powerful story to our teen girls.
  • Engage in a discussion of the challenges that high school girls face today and what they truly need to have the best chance to thrive.
  • Learn about the vision of The Legacy Club and why you may want to contribute. 
  • Work together to add impactful experiences to the current Live Your Legacy Leadership Summit for girls camp and after school curriculum.
  • Collaborate to raise the funds to support girls in financial need.

#2 – Attend our Quarterly Meetings

The Legacy Club will meet 4X a year in April, August, November, and February. We use a modified world cafe as our meeting organization to get more people talking and involved. It is so fun!

At the meetings, you will be able to add to the LYL Leadership Summit curriculum and learn to facilitate the curriculum. You will also work together to learn the best methods to recruit high school girls and sponsorships. You will also have a chance to work together to help develop the high school girls Live Your Legacy Leadership after school program.

#3 – Help find 1 or 2 girls to apply for the Summit.

i.b.mee. is recruiting girls from all over WNC (and beyond) to attend the LYL Leadership Summit. There are so many girls who don’t have a chance to attend something as powerful as The Summit because they just don’t know about it. Eventually our goal is to have 1 girl from every high school attend and then they pass their “ticket” on to another girl in their school the following year. But in the meantime, as we grow the awareness of this camp, if you know girls right now, please let them know. 

#4 – Either sponsor a high school girl yourself or help FIND a sponsor for a girl in financial need who wants to attend the Summit by contributing between $750 and $1500.

Even though $1500 is inexpensive for a week of camp at this caliber, many of the girls who attend The LYL Leadership Summit don’t believe they could ever afford something like this so they don’t even try. When we say that we have sponsorships or scholarships for them, of course we get double the amount of girls to apply. We can’t make change in a girl’s life if she does not have her “butt in the seat” at camp, so it is crucial we help the ones that really want to come financially. Being a nonprofit does give us opportunities for grants and we are in the process of securing a couple of grants for 2020. This year, we need even more local support to make this week happen. The baseline cost of the camp is around $750. So to be able to pay staff and give a little back to i.b.mee., we charge $1500 for the week. Families fill out a scholarship request form to see how much they can pay for the week. We want any student to be able to attend this week if they want to.

We need people like you who feel drawn to support a girl from a school close to your home or business to help sponsor their experience. This sponsorship is tax-deductible and when you or someone else sponsors a girl, you both will receive 1 or 2 hours of wellness and life coaching from a certified coach. You also will get first dibs to take part in the other things previously listed. In addition, you will get your business name on the i.b.mee. website, Facebook page, and on the girl’s camp certificate.


We want you to be a part of this inner circle LEGACY CLUB team!

If you find any part of your heart wanting to share your gifts and story in some way and you want to learn more, please fill out the interest form below and ask us any questions you want. We will get back with you ASAP. 

Thank you in advance for your amazingness!


Meg Hanshaw PhD

i.b.mee. Founder, Executive Director & Summit Director



Live Your Legacy Summit Coach and Legacy Club Interest Form

If you are interested in being a life/wellness coach at the Summit or you are interested in being a Women's Leader Mentor, please fill out this form. It does not commit you to anything.