Thursday, June 30, 2011

Girls for a Change {Sponsored Post}

The following is a post sponsored by Yahoo! Every time someone clicks here to make Yahoo! their homepage, they're showing their support for Girls For A Change.

I was selected for this opportunity by Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

I am super excited that Clever Girls Collective picked me to help promote the Girls For A Change Organization.  Building strong, empowered young women is so important to our community, our country and our world.

What is Girls for a Change and what does it have to do with Yahoo!?  I am so glad you asked!  Girls for a Change works to empower young girls to create social change.  They "invite young women to design, lead, fund and implement social change projects that tackle issues girls face in their own neighborhoods."  {GFC website}

Pretty amazing right?  Yahoo! thinks so.  For every person who clicks here to make Yahoo! her homepage,  the awesome folks at Yahoo! will donate $10, up to $10,000 to GFC.  Ten bucks and all you have to do is click three times.  I know because I did it already. 

It's so simple, use this link, follow the super easy instructions and presto!  You've helped an amazing organization.

This cause is very important to me.  Why?  Well, I am a bilingual teacher in an inner city school and I teach many young girls every year.  These little ladies are smart, kind and unique.  They love to solve problems, laugh with their friends and take care of those around them.

Here's the rub:  as they grow, many of them lose that spark of creativity and uniqueness and fall victim to peer pressure, teen pregnancy and eventually drop out of school.  My school district has one of the largest drop out rates in the state and many times, young women will drop out to raise their child.

If my girls had access to an organization such as Girls for a Change, they would see how powerful their voice is, how valuable their creativity is and would choose different paths as they got older.

They would be empowered and they would empower others.

Read that again.  It gives you the chills, doesn't it?

If you have the chills and if you want to help this amazing organization, click here and make Yahoo! your homepage.

While you're at it, and I don't mean to ask too much from you, could you Tweet or Facebook about this post?  We don't have a lot of time left and I want this to have as much of a reach possible.

Please be sure to click this link when setting your homepage as that's how Yahoo! tracks how big a check they're going to cut GFC.

Source: via Rosanna on Pinterest


tawna6988 said...

I just wanted to stop by, since I haven't it awhile, and invite you to my weekend hop open tonight thru Sunday. I hope you will come by and link up! If not, I hope you have a great weekend!

Nicolette said...

Great cause! I shared this on Facebook and Twitter.

Kristen said...

New follower from the Friday Blog Hop. This is my first hop. I'm just starting out. Please checkout my blog for lists of great baby product and GC giveaways.

elegantdaily said...

Found you through a blog hop, come visit me!

Eve said...

How cool is this org? Great job on your first Clever post!!!