“IRENE, DON’T BE MEAN!” Get your Girl On!
My sister, Jayne, lives in NC and shared this quote she saw from her neck of the woods.
And while we anxiously wait for Irene to gather steam, I am having a great day tracking those natural folks who are making a global difference in this world.
NOW >THIS< EXCITES ME!
A friend of mine who is also a parent at my school, shared with me how her daughter is embarking on a wonderful opportunity this semester at Girl Up, at the United Nations Foundation, as a blogger! Education: It’s Not Just About the Boys. Get Girls Into School (via Girl Up) “The way out is not just to champion education generally but to focus intently on one subset of the problem: girls, who make up nearly 60 percent of the kids out of school. In parts of sub-Saharan Africa, only one in five girls gets any education at all.” (comes via The Daily Beast > Girl Up>>Girl Up is a United Nations foundation>> And thank you, my friend, RCS.).
Here’s why I am excited.
These are young people who are taking a global interest of getting girls to be educated, to exponential levels. Perhaps there’s a way that we, as adults, can take their lead and stand behind them, as they Girl Up for the future. Irene, who?