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• Michelle Obama is launching the Global Girls Alliance which will connect more than 1,500 grassroots organizations across the world to empower young girls.
• How can other philanthropists get involved with this program and partner with the Obama Foundation?
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Michelle Obama is championing young girls’ education once again.
“The stats show when you educate a girl you educate a community, a country,” Obama said on the Today show Thursday.
Other celebrities including Zendaya, Karlie Kloss, Kelly Clarkson, Meghan Trainor and Jennifer Hudson joined Obama on the Today show as part of a full lineup of empowering segments on the important topic. Hudson noted feeling blessed to be surrounded by powerful women dedicated to making change.
“It absolutely make sense for us, if we care about climate change, if we care about poverty, if we care about maternal child health, then we have to care about education,” Obama explained before telling the audience 98 million adolescent girls currently aren’t attending school worldwide.
The Obama Foundation assessed the current state of how the education system affects young girls to see how the organization could make a difference and support those already invested in the cause. Collaborating with more than 1,500 grassroots organizations around the world, The Global Girls Alliance will help target specific issues within communities by creating new strategies. The program aims to bridge the gap between education leaders around the world, providing them with an online network to connect.
The foundation will also encourage others to lift up grassroots organizations by lending financial support through GoFundMe.
Contributions made on the site will go directly to the organizations. But donations aren’t the only way people can get involved with the Global Girls Alliance. The program is also providing resources to encourage starting book clubs or plugging into organizations that already serve young women.
Read the full article about new program that empowers young girls by Leah Rodriguez at Global Citizen