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Can one person make a difference? Can a girl make a difference? Girls for Change is proof that one girl working with one girl working with one girl can make a difference.
Something that I think about as a mom everyday is how I can create an environment for my children to thrive. I want to encourage them and love them and even discipline them in a way that helps them to grow into confident, loving, compassionate people. People who are leaders and who positively influence the people around them.
For girls that may not have this kind of support at home (and even for those that do) there is an organization called Girls for Change. Girls for Change not only supports and befriends these young ladies, but empowers them to create social change in their own neighborhoods. It give them "the voice, ability and problem solving capacity to" accomplish great things. Truly amazing.
The girls are a part of a team that comes up a project that will positively influence their neighborhood. They brainstorm and then implement the idea themselves. Here is one project:
"Girl Action Team #5, Henderson Middle School, Richmond – Cease the Violence Against Women
The girls at Henderson are planning a rally to end violence and sexual assault against women. Their rally was held at a local community center and included guest speakers from community organizations working on the issue, information about resources available in Richmond and a self defense workshop for participants. The girls also did media outreach to local newspapers to spread the word about their event. The team believes that education and awareness about this issue will mean a safer place for women and girls."
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