Let Girls Read Run Grow
 
african girls 3.jpg

Build Her Up

I am my sisters’ keeper
— A Phenomenal Woman

Our programs focus on empowering the whole self of each adolescent girl we touch.  We choose to develop her socially, physically, and financially such that she has a solid foundation with a fighting chance.  By honing in on three areas we see women lacking opportunities in worldwide, we hope to close the gap in opportunity for girls and increase the tangible potential for each life we touch.

 

For Her Health

When girls are educated, healthy, and empowered, families are healthier. According to UNESCO, 2.1 million children under age 5 were saved between 1990 and 2009 because of improvements in girls’ education. And closing the gap in the unmet need for family planning for the 225 million girls and women who want to delay or avoid pregnancy but aren’t using modern contraception would reduce maternal deaths by 67% and newborn deaths by 77%

 
 

End The Cycle of Poverty

Research from the Brookings Institution has found that every additional year of school increases a girls’ eventual wages by an average of 12% – earnings she invests back into her family. Empowered, educated girls have healthier, better educated children and higher wages – helping to break the cycle of poverty.

Research from the Brookings Institution has found that every additional year of school increases a girls’ eventual wages by an average of 12% – earnings she invests back into her family. Empowered, educated girls have healthier, better educated children and higher wages – helping to break the cycle of poverty.

Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
— Proverbs 14:31
 
 

More Than The Body

When someone tells me I cannot do something, I’m just not listening anymore.
— Florence Griffith-Joyner, Fastest Woman in History

Sports can make a significant difference in the professional world by building and strengthening key characteristics like hard work, leadership, perseverance, ambition, and confidence. In an Ernst and Young report, "Making the connection: women, sport and leadership, " of 400 women executives, 94% participated in sports and 61% said that in contributed to their career success.  More than half (52%) of C-level women executives played sports at the University level.

Sport teaches you to to be flexible and to prepare for the unexpected.Sometimes, performances do not match practice or the effort put forth.  The same is true in professional life.  Being able to adapt, make adjustments while staying committed to the goal is crucial for a mother, employee, and/or CEO.