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Girl Up



Girl Up is an innovative campaign of the United Nations Foundation. We give American girls the opportunity to become global leaders and channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world's hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. Girl Up envisions a world where all girls, no matter where they live, have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

There are more than 500 million adolescent girls living in developing countries today. These girls are bright, talented and full of dreams, but are often unable to reach their full potential. Many of them struggle for the opportunity to go to school, see a doctor or be included in their communities. This has serious consequences including: low levels of enrollment in school, high levels of child marriage and way too many girls facing health risks from pregnancy and early child birth.

How will this project solve this problem?

Girl Up believes that American girls are a part of the solution. We know that girls give, girls talk, and girls get involved. This generation of girls cares about global issues and is concerned about the challenges facing other girls around the world. Girl Up empowers American girls to lead the charge against the greatest obstacles girls in the developing world face, raising awareness and funds to support sustainable comprehensive solutions.

Potential Long Term Impact

Over the next year, we hope to grow our Girl Up Club presence across the country, from 150 to 250, while continuing to provide the same resources to all of our volunteers. We will also train and empower our Teen Advisory Board of 14 teens across the country to drive change in their own communities and as a voice for the campaign on the national stage. Girl Up is the leading grassroots advocate for girls worldwide, and we believe that our girls have the power to change the world.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,374
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $47,626
Total Funding Goal: $50,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Melissa Hillebrenner

Washington, DC United States

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