Weekly Roundup

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!

Local

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.

Girl Scouts of Western Washington will get 15% from online orders at Pet Hub this month. I know my dog could use some new chew toys.

And, in honor of National Volunteer Week, the Breezie O’Neill’s case study rounded out the Working with College Volunteer series. To get caught up, check out part 1, part 2, and part 3.

 

National

Samsung is teaming up with the Boys and Girls Club to create new Tween Tech Centers at 20 clubs.

Women in Sports in a particular side interest of mine, so I was excited to see the online museum of women in sports curated by Google and The National Women’s History Museum.

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!

International

The Girl Effect puts an international twist on the “Ban Bossy” campaign.

Last but not least, this week was National Volunteer week. THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS! You make this work possible.

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