Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sue Scheff: United Nations Foundation introduces Girl UP

June 2010 marks another historic moment with the launching of a new global United Nations Foundation (UNF) campaign: Girl UP.

What is Girl UP?

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. Through Girl Up’s support, girls have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders. Campaign supporters are encouraged to give a “High Five” to girls in developing countries by donating $5 or more to provide girls with such basic needs as access to school supplies, clean water, life-saving health services, safety from violence and more. To give a High Five and learn more, join us at GirlUp.org.

Adolescent girls have tremendous potential to be strong, bright, and curious leaders, sports stars, prime ministers — you name it. But adolescent girls in developing countries face a number of challenges that can make it difficult to fulfill their aspirations. Join Girl Up and you can help girls globally live their dreams.
Girl UP Facebook Group, is over 1000 voices and growing strong.  Join today! Don't forget to follow them on Twitter too.

With today's strained economy, people out of work, stress in many homes combined with families losing their homes, we need to build hope and give help to the many kids that will be our future.
The world's adolescent girls are tomorrow's dreams.  Be a part of making a difference, be part of GirlUp today.

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