I had the privilege of teaching Sofia Stafford last year. At the time she was a sophomore and a student in my broadcast journalism class and from the very first day she walked into my class, I knew she going to change the world. And she is, one blog post at a time: GIRL UP BFFS
Girl Up Update – “For Girls, By Girls”
Here’s a blurb from a recent post:
I am so excited to be Girl Up’s teen reporter for the Clinton Global Initiative and the Social Good Summit 2011! The Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea: the innovative thinking and technology to solve our greatest challenges. President Clinton founded the Clinton Global Initiative in 2005 to turn ideas in to action and help our world move to a more integrated global community.” (comes via Sofia Stafford and Girl Up)
She’s blogging for Girl Up United Nations Foundation to make a change for girls worldwide.
Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, gives American girls the opportunity to channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. (Comes via Girl Up)
Multiply that by the millions of girls in the US, and there would be so many more people out there understanding the facts and recognizing that the lack of girls’ rights is one of our most urgent problems.”