Before I go much further in this post, I want to say go to this link and follow the instructions to set your home page to Yahoo. It doesn’t matter if you prefer Google or Bing or some other website, TODAY, you should set your home page to Yahoo using this link. Why? Because for every person that makes Yahoo! their browser homepage by July 1st using THIS LINK, Yahoo! will donate $10, up to a total of $10,000, to Girls For A Change.
Did you do it? Did you set Yahoo! to be your home page today? Here’s the link, one more time.
Now that we’ve taken care of that, let’s provide a few more details on what’s going on. Girls For A Change is a non-profit organization that helps empower girls and young women to have an impact on their communities.
Girls For A Change (GFC) is a national organization that empowers girls to create social change. We invite young women to design, lead, fund and implement social change projects that tackle issues girls face in their own neighborhoods. GFC empowers girls for personal and social transformation. The program inspires girls to have the voice, ability and problem solving capacity to speak up, be decision makers, create visionary change and realize their full potential.
Yahoo! is generously donating $10 to Girls For A Change for every person, up to 1,000 people, who makes Yahoo! their homepage by July 1st. That means that if we can get 1,000 women to set Yahoo! as their homepage using these special links, then Girls For A Change will get $10,000!
I love the Girls For A Change mission. First, it allows young girls and young women to tackle what THEY believe is a problem in their community. Who better than the local residents to know what issues surround a neighborhood? Once the girls identify a problem, they work towards raising awareness for that issue. Whether it’s creating videos to prevent child abuse or rallying to end violence against women, these girls are striving to make an impact on serious issues.
Girls work in teams of 10 with 2 women coaches to help them achieve their goals. Girls For A Change helps show that women don’t have to be innocent victims, but that they can help raise awareness and solve problems in their own communities. This isn’t hypothetical situations or “what-ifs”, it’s real change with a real impact in their real lives.
Girls For A Change serves girls and young women in 10 different states in the US as well as 5 international countries, including Rwanda, Uganda, and Nicaragua.
This really is a great organization to help show girls that they can make a difference and they can change their lives. So as a final reminder, please help support Girls For a Change by setting your homepage to Yahoo! by July 1st.