$50 for 50 by 50 #17: Girls Inc.

I’m turning 50 this year and instead of whining about it, I’m trying to do something positive by donating $50 to 50 different charities before I’m 50 years old.
Regardless of your politics, yesterday was a pretty big day for women with Hillary Clinton becoming the first female presumptive presidential nominee of a major party in American history. Think about the fact that 100 years ago, women didn’t even have the right to vote in the US. It took way too long for it to happen, if for no other reason that now every little girl can be told honestly, “you can be anything you want to be when you grow up – even President of the United States.”

This 50x50x50, therefore is going to an organization that supports that type of positive reinforcement to girls in the US and Canada.

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, providing more than 140,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face. The Girls Inc. Experience consists of people, an environment, and programming that, together, empower girls to succeed. Trained staff and volunteers build lasting, mentoring relationships in girls-only spaces that are physically and emotionally safe and where girls find a sisterhood of support with shared drive, mutual respect, and high expectations. Hands-on, research-based programs provide girls with the skills and knowledge to set goals, overcome obstacles, and improve academic performance. Informed by girls and their families, Girls Inc. also works with policymakers to advocate for legislation and initiatives that increase opportunities for girls. At Girls Inc., girls grow up healthy, educated, and independent.

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To learn more or to donate, visit girlsinc.org.