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Gala Celebrates Girls and Nationally Recognized Girl Projects!
#girlgala 
San Jose, CA—Wednesday, February 19, 2014— Two nationally recognized projects will be among the many projects by girls highlighted during the Girls For A Change 4th Gala, presented by U by Kotex. The gala, which is an annual celebration of girls and signature fund raising event for Girls For A Change, a national organization that empowers girls to create social change, is set for Friday, March 7, 2014, 5:30-10 p.m. at the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto, California. 
One of the two nationally recognized projects was featured by The Huffington Post. As a Girl Ambassador for Girls For A Change, in conjunction with U by Kotex, Bay Area teenager Alice Wilder produced a video encouraging other high school girls not to be embarrassed about their periods. In the meantime, girls in a Girls For A Change program in Richmond, Virginia started a special father-daughter dance for girls with incarcerated fathers that takes place inside a city jail. That dance was highlighted in a TED Talk and has since been featured in national media to include ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, Inside Edition, and the Washington Post. 
These, and other projects by girls, will be recognized at the Girl Gala to help celebrate what the organization is all about…the girls’ voices, and the opportunity for them to be heard.
The Girl Gala will also feature dinner, a live performance by teen band URDOM, live and silent auctions, Change Agent Awards, Keynote Speaker Sharna Fey, a life coach and leadership consultant with more than 20 years of experience, and Courtney Martin, an award-winning journalist and widely sought-after speaker on activism and feminism, as Mistress of Ceremonies. 
Girls and Coaches from Girls For A Change will be seated at every table, so attendees are encouraged to bring their children to share in the occasion, learn more about the organization, and be inspired by the girls being recognized, as well as the other women in attendance. 
The gala will also present attendees with the opportunity to meet and welcome new Girls For A Change CEO Angela Patton, who is also the Founder of Richmond, Virginia-based Camp Diva. 
In addition, Kotex will be recognized for their support of Girls For A Change over the years. 
Girls For A Change hopes to raise $75,000 from this year’s event. Tickets and other information about the event, and Girls For A Change, are available online at www.girlsforachange.org.

TICKETS: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-for-a-change-4th-annual-girl-gala-presented-by-u-by-kotex-tickets-10126603945 
RSVP:https://www.facebook.com/events/1426808954202189/

Gala Celebrates Girls and Nationally Recognized Girl Projects!

#girlgala 

San Jose, CA—Wednesday, February 19, 2014— Two nationally recognized projects will be among the many projects by girls highlighted during the Girls For A Change 4th Gala, presented by U by Kotex. The gala, which is an annual celebration of girls and signature fund raising event for Girls For A Change, a national organization that empowers girls to create social change, is set for Friday, March 7, 2014, 5:30-10 p.m. at the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto, California. 

One of the two nationally recognized projects was featured by The Huffington Post. As a Girl Ambassador for Girls For A Change, in conjunction with U by Kotex, Bay Area teenager Alice Wilder produced a video encouraging other high school girls not to be embarrassed about their periods. In the meantime, girls in a Girls For A Change program in Richmond, Virginia started a special father-daughter dance for girls with incarcerated fathers that takes place inside a city jail. That dance was highlighted in a TED Talk and has since been featured in national media to include ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, Inside Edition, and the Washington Post. 

These, and other projects by girls, will be recognized at the Girl Gala to help celebrate what the organization is all about…the girls’ voices, and the opportunity for them to be heard.

The Girl Gala will also feature dinner, a live performance by teen band URDOM, live and silent auctions, Change Agent Awards, Keynote Speaker Sharna Fey, a life coach and leadership consultant with more than 20 years of experience, and Courtney Martin, an award-winning journalist and widely sought-after speaker on activism and feminism, as Mistress of Ceremonies. 

Girls and Coaches from Girls For A Change will be seated at every table, so attendees are encouraged to bring their children to share in the occasion, learn more about the organization, and be inspired by the girls being recognized, as well as the other women in attendance. 

The gala will also present attendees with the opportunity to meet and welcome new Girls For A Change CEO Angela Patton, who is also the Founder of Richmond, Virginia-based Camp Diva. 

In addition, Kotex will be recognized for their support of Girls For A Change over the years. 

Girls For A Change hopes to raise $75,000 from this year’s event. Tickets and other information about the event, and Girls For A Change, are available online at www.girlsforachange.org.

TICKETShttp://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-for-a-change-4th-annual-girl-gala-presented-by-u-by-kotex-tickets-10126603945 

RSVP:https://www.facebook.com/events/1426808954202189/

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Four Skills for Adults to Successfully Empower Girls 
From Girls 2 Women Hosted by Tova Garr
Come join us for a great conversation by clicking here:  Tanya Beat of Girls For A Change 
Free Gift: 
Girls For A Change Let’s Go! Curriculum: Great gift for nonprofit, community based organizations and schools to provide services for girls from ages 11-19.

 

Four Skills for Adults to Successfully Empower Girls 

From Girls 2 Women Hosted by Tova Garr

Come join us for a great conversation by clicking here:  Tanya Beat of Girls For A Change 

Free Gift

Girls For A Change Let’s Go! Curriculum: Great gift for nonprofit, community based organizations and schools to provide services for girls from ages 11-19.

 

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Share what you know now that you wish you’d known way back when or download the Girls for a Change Action Kit to become an agent for real social change in your community.

(P.S. Every time you share the facts, U By Kotex will donate* $1 to Girls for a Change)

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On Saturday, October 12, Silicon Valley Program Director Tanya Beat traveled down to sunny LA to present at the Surefire Girls event! Check out some pictures from her adventure. 

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iamproudcampaign:

On October 11th, as part of the International Day of the Girl, girl activists came together at the United Nations to discuss issues that are prevalent in their lives and then offered solutions! 6 inspiring girl activists presented the initiatives they’ve founded to spark change in their communities, on issues ranging from immigration to transportation. 50 girls in 17 countries submitted clips to be included in the beginning video compilation, and I Am Proud made the cut!

Check out the full webcast at the link above!

(Source: iamproudcampaign)

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Tanya Beat (Girls For A Change Silicon Valley Program Director) will be participating in this!

Tanya Beat (Girls For A Change Silicon Valley Program Director) will be participating in this!

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kileyrae:

SHE’S IN.

Go Wendy, GO!
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womenrockscience:

ahhhhh, scream

very cool!

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sparkamovement:

bigfatfeminist:

New York City Launching Campaign to Improve Girls’ Self-Esteem

“I’m a girl. I’m funny, playful, daring, strong, curious, smart, brave, healthy, friendly and caring,” one ad, featuring DeVoray Wigfall, a robust, laughing 12-year-old from University Heights in the Bronx, says. The ads show girls of different races and sizes, some playing sports and one in a wheelchair. Each one ends with the campaign’s overall slogan: “I’m beautiful the way I am.”


Yoooooo we helped design this campaign and we are so so proud of it! In addition to these ads, it also involves fitness classes at NYC parks, after school programs, & two new media education classes we co-developed with the Paley Center for Media: Girls, Body Image, and the Media, and A Brief History of Girls on Television. 

sparkamovement:

bigfatfeminist:

New York City Launching Campaign to Improve Girls’ Self-Esteem

“I’m a girl. I’m funny, playful, daring, strong, curious, smart, brave, healthy, friendly and caring,” one ad, featuring DeVoray Wigfall, a robust, laughing 12-year-old from University Heights in the Bronx, says. The ads show girls of different races and sizes, some playing sports and one in a wheelchair. Each one ends with the campaign’s overall slogan: “I’m beautiful the way I am.”

Yoooooo we helped design this campaign and we are so so proud of it! In addition to these ads, it also involves fitness classes at NYC parks, after school programs, & two new media education classes we co-developed with the Paley Center for Media: Girls, Body Image, and the Media, and A Brief History of Girls on Television