Wednesday, August 11, 2021: Imagine What's Next: Trailblazers Share Their Stories.

Join us for a fun, honest conversation about life beyond high school, pursuing dreams, reflections on the impact of receiving an ABF grant, and the benefit of female mentorship in youth. 

All registrants will receive a free ABF t-shirt!

Connect with trailblazers and share your personal grant experience. The event will start Wednesday, August 11, at 4:00 p.m. Register here!  


Meet Our Panelists




In 2015, Brooke used her Ann Bancroft Foundation Dare to Dream grant to spend 50 days backpacking through Alaska. This experience opened her eyes to her love of the outdoors which continues to influence her life today. Brooke recently graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul with a degree in environmental studies and educational studies. Currently, she is doing an AmeriCorps service year at a hands-on science museum in Montana where she gets to engage with the public through awesome science activities in order to increase access to science education. In her free time, she loves to bike, look at birds, read, and watch movies. 



Lolo was born and raised in Minnesota and has lived here her entire life. She is a first-generation American to Nigerian immigrants. She played multiple sports growing up, primarily basketball in childhood and high school. In 2015, Lolo used her Ann Bancroft Foundation Let Me Play grant to continue her passion on an AAU traveling team. In college, she attended the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and majored in Finance and Risk Management Insurance. She is currently pursuing a career in acting as well as working towards attending Graduate School.



Suzanne is a 23-year-old basketball graduate assistant coach at the University of Illinois Chicago. Suzanne was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she went to Fridley high school. After high school, Suzanne then played her collegiate career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She played all four years, where she made an impact on and off the court. She is hardworking, always brings a sense of joy, and loves to learn. Suzanne is now pursuing a career in coaching and getting her master's in educational leadership and policy studies. Her younger sister, Autumn, received an ABF grant in 2015. 


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