The Trailblazer Project
Ordinary women have played an extraordinary role in the history of our country and community. At The Oasis Center, we honor incredible acts of courage and determination by local women and girls.
The Trailblazer Project celebrates the contributions of local sheroes who have shattered glass ceilings and broken through barriers. The diverse group of Trailblazers have made a positive impact on our community and continue to pave the way for other women and girls to follow.
You are invited to nominate local women and girls in your community for recognition. Honorees are recognized during the Women’s History Month Community Luncheon in March of each year. Award categories include the Trailblazer Award, Unsung Shero Award, and Girls Can Do Anything! Award.
The Trailblazers 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 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 into the classroom by making an introduction to your child’s teacher.
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.