Thursday, June 30, 2011

Empowering Young Women!

The following is a post sponsored by Yahoo! Every time someone clicks here to make Yahoo! their homepage, they're showing their support for Girls For A Change.

I was selected for this opportunity by Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

I went to an all-girls high school. Believe it or not, I chose to attend this school. At the time, it probably had more to do with the fact that my friends were going there than I'd like to admit, but it became about so much more than that over my four years there. 

Looking back, without boys to worry about, it was easier to focus on academics. We wore uniforms, so we were less likely to be concerned about our looks. It was common for my schoolmates to show up without wearing any makeup. We gained confidence in this element, not having to worry about being overshadowed or outdone by male counterparts. We were all equals, encouraged by our faculty to believe that anything was possible. Not to say this is the only way young women can succeed, but it was a great foundation. My high school did, and still does to this day, foster social service and leadership skills in each and every one of the young women that go there. I am very grateful to have been able to go to this school, and I realize not all young women are given a chance like this. Fortunately there are organizations like Girls For A Change that strive to connect teen girls with adult women mentors to empower them to make changes in themselves and their communities.

“Girls For A Change (GFC) is a national organization that empowers girls to create social change. We invite young women to design, lead, fund and implement social change projects that tackle issues girls face in their own neighborhoods. GFC empowers girls for personal and social transformation. The program inspires girls to have the voice, ability and problem solving capacity to speak up, be decision makers, create visionary change and realize their full potential."

How you can help: Do you know you can help raise $10,000 for Girls for a Change by simply changing your browsers home page to Yahoo!? Yahoo! Will donate $10 for each person who clicks on this link and follows the instructions by July 1, 2011 up to $10,000!

Great reasons to choose Yahoo! as your homepage? Great personalized content based on your interests. Local and world news, your email, current events and finance. Compelling human interest stories. Try it, you'll love it! Share this link to spread the word!!


  1. Love this campaign! What a simple way to make a difference. I hope they hit the $10K mark!


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