I took a few weeks off from writing up my weekly take on the news from the Girl Justice movement (locally, nationally, and internationally). I’m hoping this jam packed edition will make up for its absence!
School’s Out Washington reports on the strong support for summer learning revealed in the American After 3 survey. They also shared an update from a Feed Your Brain grant recipient and their monthly Federal Policy Update.
Powerful Voices is asking folks to help their summer program participants create a mural in Rainier Beach by sending in three words to answer the question “What helps you grow?” Read more and help ’em out!
Everyday Feminism has 4 tips for parents (that youth workers could use) to help girls navigate the new attention they get when they enter adolescence.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation released their annual Kids Count report on the well-being of children in the United States. You should read the whole thing, but if you don’t want to spend weeks sifting through data (though you should because it’s a blast!!) read Youth Today’s report on the gains (and lack of gains) youth have made over the last 25 years.
The World Cup may be over, but Spark’s Brenda Guesnet’s spot on critique of World Cup advertising deserves continued attention. With the Women’s World Cup next summer, and another Men’s World Cup in 4 years, we have our work cut out for us. (And while we’re on the World Cup, Ms. Magazine shares a pretty fun coincidence that occurred in the final. Statistically significant? No. But pretty fun to ponder!)
You should have heard the stories about the flood of youth migrants coming across the US-Mexico border. Kids have been crossing the border for a long time, but there is a massive increase in the number of girls making the crossing. Read some of their stories.
Malala Yousafzai celebrated her 17th birthday by calling for the return of the girl abducted from Chibok, Nigeria. Girl Effect has the story.