The Trailblazer Project: Celebrating Women's History Month and Honoring Trailblazing Women and Girls

Trailblazers in Schools

The Trailblazer's In School's project is a fun 45 minute interactive presentation that introduces children to the stories of local women who have broken barriers, shattered glass ceilings, and changed history.

The Trailblazers curriculum is based on Sunshine State Standards for Social Studies. Presentations are facilitated for 2nd - 5th graders by trained volunteers and team members and focus on local women's history. The program is available to your students FREE of charge. 
Presentations are held each Spring. 

If you are a parent of an elementary age child, please help us bring local women's history in to the classroom by making an introduction to your child's teacher. 

Please help us spread the word!
For more details please call the Oasis Center at 850-222-2747


About Women's History Month

Women’s History Month began as a grassroots effort led by women who observed that there was a lack of education in schools about the contributions of women in history. In response to this invisibility of women’s accomplishments in the history books, women organized locally and regionally to fill the gap by providing presentations in schools and organizing community programs to raise awareness. According to the National Women’s History Project, the formal recognition of women’s historic achievements on a national level began in 1980 when President Carter proclaimed the week of March 8th as National Women’s History Week. In 1987, this celebration was expanded by Congressional Resolution to an entire month and became National Women’s History Month. Locally, the City and County Commissions have consistently proclaimed March as Women’s History Month every year since 2009. On March 8th, International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries across the globe each year.

To learn more or for great resources to celebrate National Women's History Month, please visit the National Women's History Project.

Women's History Month Community Luncheon

Thank you for celebrating Women's History Month with us!
Congratulations to our 2017 Women's History Month Honorees

Dr Charmane Caldwell

Dr Andrea Friall

Merry-Ann Frisby

Rebecca Kelly-Manders

Patricia McCray

Barbara Wescott

Taylor Biro

Alexandra Dotson

Thank you to the more than 200 community members that joined us at the recent Women's History Month Community Luncheon at St. John's Episcopal Church on March 2, 2017. Check out the event photos HERE!


2016 Trailblazers
Dr. Susan Blessing
Terry Galloway
Dr. Ivette Lopez
Miaisha Mitchell
Jean Simpson
Janet Stoner
2016 Girls Can Do Anything! Honorees
Casey Epstein-Gross
Paloma Rambana
2016 Unsung Shero 
Lashawn Gordon

2015 Trailblazers
Dr. Amy Wetherby
Dr. Elmira Mangum
Dr. Penny Gilmer
Althemese Barnes
Kelly Otte

2015 Girls Can Do Anything! Honoree
Ella Marie Smith
2015 Unsung Shero 
Jessica Jackson

2014 Trailblazers
Dr. Marci Marano Beck
Doby Flowers
Agnes Furey
Virginia Wise
Lady Dr. Dhyana Ziegler
Dr. Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
2014 Girls Can Do Anything! Honoree
Zenani Johnson

2013 Trailblazers
Dr. Ada Puryear Burnette 
Robin Gibson 
Melanie Lee 
Justice Barbara Pariente 
Dr. Maria Pouncey 
Rosanne Wood
2013 Girls Can Do Anything! Honoree
Hanna Karimipour

2012 Trailblazers
Lynnette Alvarado
Dorothy "Dot" Binger
Linda Figg
Dr. Cecile Reynaud
Patricia Stephens Due
Carrie Englert-Zimmerman

2011 Trailblazers
Doris Alston  
Debbie Lightsey 
Winifred Acosta NeSmith 
Nancy Smith Fichter 
Lisa Sprague 
Triston Sanders

2010 Trailblazers
Budd Bell 
Kathy Archibald 
Anita Davis 
Kelly Dozier 
Lucy Ho 
Anna Johnson 
Kris Knab 
Pam Laws 
Mary Pankowski 
Peggy Quince 
Sue Semrau 
Glenda Thornton

2009 Trailblazers 
Linda Alexionok 
Pamela Aveling 
Kathy Atkins-Gunter 
Martha Barnett 
Nikki Beare 
Mabel Boysworth Moore 
Carolyn Brevard 
Electra Bustle 
Mary Lou Christie 
Nikki Clark 
Bernyce Clausell 
Sybil Collins Mobley 
Nancy Daniels 
Cindy Dick 
Sue Dick 
Margaret Lynn Duggar 
Anita Favors Thompson 
Barbara Frye 
Joan Heggen 
Aquilina Howell 
Dot Inman Johnson 
Charlotte Maguire 
Nancy Marcus 
Gayle Nelson 
Jerrie Mock 
Judy Pate 
Barbara Jo Palmer 
Joan Shepherd 
Cheryl Stewart 
Edwina Stephens 
Kate Sulllivan 
Marjorie Turnbull 
Jackie Watts

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