The Girl Effect is the potential of 600 million adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves and the world.
It’s an untapped force in the fight against poverty, and it’s driven by champions around the globe: the Nike Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the UN Foundation, the Coalition for Adolescent Girls, CARE, Plan, the Population Council, ICRW and the Center for Global Development – and many others.
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The Black Girl Project provides tools, guidance and support for girls to prepare themselves physically, socially, emotionally and culturally for the responsibilities of young adulthood. It confronts the issues that most-impact girls head-on all within the context of being a Black female in an ever-changing world. It utilizes literature, the arts, individual and group work, along with a host of interdisciplinary modes to help bolster self-esteem, critical thinking and leadership skills.
10×10 is a groundbreaking film and a global social action campaign that will highlight the fact that investing in adolescent girls in the developing world creates a ripple effect of change that transforms families, communities and entire countries for generations.
The film, directed by Academy-Award nominated director Richard Robbins, will explore these young girls lives and the barriers they confront. The action campaign will bring together NGOs, corporations and individuals who share a common commitment to the empowerment of girls and young women around the world.
A non-profit goodwill movement for girls in South Africa, Story Scarves offers hope-fueled friendships through arts-in-action and a cross-cultural Diaspora for girls that initiates international friendships. The Story Scarves girls are teenagers living in Soweto, South Africa. Most are in foster care or live with their guardians. Their sisterhood meets on Saturdays at a care centre to sew scarves, which help spread love and friendship throughout Africa and the world!
Starfish One By One is a non-profit organization that empowers young Mayan women in Guatemala through education and mentorship to become leaders in their community. Starfish was founded on the principle of providing a high-quality program on an individual basis so that they in turn can promote the profound changes needed to break generational cycles of poverty for many.
Through a unique combination of a scholarship and mentoring, Starfish ensures a young Mayan woman¹s sustained access and success in middle and high school. These capable young women become empowered to change their family, community and country.