Friday, September 12, 2014

Great Leadership Opportunity for US girls: Girl Ambassadors Program

Unique opportunity for 20 girls ages 15-17 in our region to become part of a prestigious social justice training program: Girl Ambassadors will explore human rights and gender issues in their own lives and communities as a backdrop to learning about them in our country and the world. They will connect through social media and Skype with girls internationally, visit sites working on the issues in our area, meet with women college student leaders and watch the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in action in New York City in March. The girls will interview women leaders in our community and create a book out of the interviews. The program continues the nationally-recognized model we developed in 2012 with funding received from the State Department through the American Alliance of Museums.

Girl Ambassadors is looking for a diverse group of girls to participate and is eager to get applications as soon as possible. Applications must be received by September 22. They will be reviewing applications and will let all applicants know whether or not they have been chosen by September 25. Their orientation meeting will be Sunday, September 28, from 5:00-6:30, so the girls can meet each other, learn about the Gage Center and prepare for upcoming events. Attendance at this event is mandatory, as well as monthly meetings on the first Sunday of each month.

If you are interested, please read this letter and fill out the application