My weekly take on the news from the Girl Justice movement (locally, nationally, and internationally). Please share what you have been reading in the comments!
Youth Today features a story about Powerful Voice’s Girlvoution! Read it, then attend SATURDAY APRIL 12! And if you want to make future Powerful Voices events wonderful, you can apply to intern/Americorps with them!
You can now get a BA in Youth Development at Highline College. School’s Out Washington shares the exciting details. SOWA also shared updates about the fabulous accomplishments of the Afterschool Matters Fellows (including Ann Muno, whose accomplishments were profiled last week) and preventing summer learning loss.
It is time to sign up to be Running Buddy for Girls on the Run! There is an urgent need for 150 more running buddies by Monday 4/14/2014. You don’t have to run fast, you just have to be willing to hop, skip, and jump three miles with an awesome girls.
Samsung is teaming up with the Boys and Girls Club to create new Tween Tech Centers at 20 clubs.
A new report reveals that we have a lot more work to counter discrimination against LGBT youth. 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBT, and LGBT youth are twice as likely to be convicted of “status crimes.”
Young women in Illionoise speak out against sexist dress codes, demanding that boys take responsibility for their own behavior. My favorite quote: “Are my pants lowering your text scores?” You go girls!
Last but not least, this week was National Volunteer week. THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS! You make this work possible.