Ory Okolloh who is a Kenyan activist, blogger and lawyer is an example of the value that education brings when women are educated. In the link included below Ms. Okolloh shows her story on TED talks…Continue
The stories from ‘Girl Rising’ focus on the ways each girl used her education to pursue a larger passion. For example, after attending night classes during her years in bonded labor, Suma, from…Continue
Hillary Clinton! She remains strong in the face of adversity, isn't afraid of a challenge and has an uncanny ability to bounce back after a setback. Who inspires you?Continue
When you come across a little girl, whether it be at a family party, a friend's house, or just when you're out and about shopping or running errands, what's the first thing you usually say to them?…Continue
I have been impressed with all of the Power Up participants since the day I met them. I admire their energy and passion for learning. I envy their ability to balance being serious and engaged in deep conversation with being goofy and playing games, a balance I find difficult to maintain as I’ve gotten older. I love how imaginative the students are, each creating her own unique masterpiece when we work on art projects.
But perhaps what I admire most about the Power Up…Continue
By: Tsahai Crawlle
When you really think about it, statistics and facts do not matter.
Although I can ramble on for days about how the rate of kids falling behind education wise is parallel with their family’s socio economic status by using numerical information from studies performed, it means nothing. Even though I can tell you that majority of elementary school girls feel inadequate and insecure with themselves and their bodies by pointing to a national poll taken, the…Continue
If there is something called a conference high, I have it. Every time I return home from a conference convening young leaders from various backgrounds, I am impassioned to change the world, more so than I had been before. If only that drive didn’t lose momentum over time, because I usually find myself sinking deeper and deeper into an abyss of Suits episodes and half-filled snack boxes.
Jokes aside, I really do appreciate the opportunity to represent causes I support at leadership…Continue
At the beginning of today’s session, Power Up participants described their perceptions of beauty in terms of physical traits: hair, weight, makeup, and skin color. By the end of today these same girls were able to define beauty much differently, in terms of inner traits, the characteristics that make them who they are.
We started the day by asking the girls to find a page in a fashion magazine of a person they thought to be beautiful. Understandably and because it’s nearly…Continue