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One girl can make a difference in the lives of girls around the world, and Girl Up Youth Champion Priyanka is proof! Check out this inspiring video about Priyanka's Girl Up group at Stanford University. A special thanks to HooplaHa for producing!watch more videos
Eyewear company Warby Parker is collaborating with fashionista Leith Clark on a new line of glasses that will help girls around the world: Together, they are launching the limited edition Leith x Warby Parker collection, and a percentage of each sale will go to Girl Up. We are so excited!
Every year around Thanksgiving, we have two days that are good for the economy: shop-til-you-drop Black Friday and surf-the-web-for-deals Cyber Monday. Now, we have a day that is good for the soul: #GivingTuesday.
When you kick a soccer ball around – maybe in gym class, maybe in your back yard, or maybe in a game for your school’s team – did you ever imagine a soccer ball could have the capability to provide reliable energy and light?
Jessica Matthews did. And she’s turning that dream into a reality with The Soccket, setting out to power the world with play.
Let’s get real -- the Girl Up team loves selfies. We’ve seen so many of them posted with Donate a Photo to help girls in Liberia go to school, which makes us excited. So when “selfie” won Word of the Year, we decided to celebrate and make it selfless.
Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with United Nations Foundation Senior Fellow, Dr. Alaka Basu, a social demographer with strong interests in public health. Because today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we discussed child marriage and the violence that often comes with it– as well as our hopes for women and girls to live in a world where they are safe and able to live according to their own free will.
Today, we focus on violence against girls and women, which is unfortunately a worldwide phenomenon. Some men and boys are perpetrators. But many boys and men are also protectors, community builders, and peace-makers.
As a Teen Advisor from the Los Angeles area, I have the opportunity to attend Hollywood events involving Girl Up. Yesterday, I got to cover the Fifth Annual TeenNick HALO Awards, which honored 2011-2012 Teen Advisor and current Youth Champion, Rocio Ortega as one of four honorees of the evening.
Nickelodeon wants to tell the story of Girl Up Youth Champion Rocio Ortega to the world – and we can totally see why. They have awarded her with a 2013 Teen Nick HALO Award!
Vote for Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya, founder of the Kakenya Center for Excellence – a girls’ primary boarding school in Kenya that has the mission to empower and motivate young girls to become agents of change in their community and country – as a CNN Hero of 2013!
We have partnered with Electronic Recyclers International to purchase used electronic devices. ERI’s Buy Back Tech web site lays it all out.