Day of the Girl Summit News and Updates

Day 1: Ready, Set, Girls Engage

First Day of Action: Girls everywhere: READY, SET, ENGAGE!

At the Coalition for Adolescent Girls, we want to help girls participate in all of the building blocks that make up the world around them. Whether it’s in your school, the state government, an international organization, or International Day of the Girl, we want you to be involved, active, and heard.

Girls in BlueHelp us kick off the 11 Days of Action 2014 by telling us what you’re capable of doing. Complete one of the following sentences on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

“I’m a girl and I can…”   OR   “I’m a girl and I will…”

Just make sure to use the hashtag #GirlsEngage or mention @CAG_org so we can find your message.

Maybe you can be president. Maybe you can win the science fair. Or maybe you can use your voice to let the world know that girls are powerful, smart, and capable of sparking meaningful, long-lasting change. What can YOU do?

Get involved, get loud, and celebrate the unique power of girls!
This could be the start of something BIG! 

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Wear Your IDG Pride!

Order your IDG t-shirt on our Indiegogo Campaign by Tuesday, September 30th and be sure to have your IDG 2014 swag in time for the Girls Speak Out on Oct. 10th and IDG 2014 Celebrations on Oct. 11th!

You also get to join the first ever Global Girls Delegation to IDG! It’s pretty cool right?

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Become a Science Sleuth!

DSC09673We have had so much fun sharing our Girls’ Leadership Program with you, and as part of our last activity, we want to tell you how we all became Science Sleuth’s!

First, we decided that if we were going to be effective leaders in the world – we needed to take action to save our environment. Then, we learned how to actually take care of the earth. We learned forest ecology and gardening; we learned about the importance of wetlands and how to study the behavior of birds, reptiles, and amphibians. And we played with a lot of frogs!

What about you? Do you want to save the environment?

IMG_0337Our Call to Action is: Become a Science Sleuth! 

Step 1: Watch as we explored our environment and learned all about mother nature.

Step 2: Tell us how you can make a difference and take care of the earth. Share your answers on Facebook and Twitter – don’t forget to use #IDG2014 and #11MonthsofAction

If you want to learn how to bring the Science Sleuth activities to your community, you can download the full curriculum here Scientific Sleuths Environment Expedition PBC August 2014 FINAL

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UNICEF Announces the International Day of the Girl Child Theme for 2014: Ending the Cycle of Violence

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Thank you, UNICEF, for this highly appropriate and powerful theme for IDG 2014!

Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence

 

 

 

Photo credit: www.unicef.org

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Outdoor Survival: Learning to Thrive!

NIKON_D5100_20140412_7697We can all make a difference in the world, and after learning about ourselves as leaders and teammates – we wanted to learn more about the world around us. So we developed the “Outdoor Survival” program for girls.

Are you up for the challenge? This week you can learn how to survive and thrive in the outdoors! We worked together to build a fire, learned how to use a compass to navigate the forest, and built a raft to safely float in water.

After spending so much time outdoors, we gained a deeper understanding and passion for environmental activism. We hope that you will join us in making the earth a safer and greener place.

Our Call to Action this week is to apply your survival skills to everyday life!NIKON_D5100_20140412_7951

Step One: See how we learned to survive in the outdoors!

Step Two: Tell us how you can apply your survival skills to everyday life. Share your ideas on Facebook and Twitter. And don’t forget to use #IDG2014 and #11MonthsofAction.

Together, we can make a difference in the world. If you want to learn more about this activity, you can download the full curriculum Spectacular Survival Program PBC August 2014 FINAL.

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Second Auditions for the Girls Speak Out

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Girls Show Us How to “Connect to Courage”

NIKON_D5100_20140412_7589In all of our communities, there are people who inspire us to do more! Last week, we found strength in ourselves and now, we find inspiration in the girls who push us to be more courageous, daring, and to take the lead for change.

This week, we want you to be courageous and to learn about yourself as a leader. You can follow our lead as we show you how to cooperate as a team, problem solve, and compromise. In this video,  you will see that we used low rope activities to develop our leadership skills because they required us to be effective communicators and quick thinkers.

Here is our Call to Action: Be Courageous Leaders! 

Step 1: Watch Connect to Courage and see how we learned to work as a team of leaders.

Step 2: Tell us how you are courageous in your everyday life! Share your courageous acts on Facebook and Twitter. Don’t forget to use the #IDG2014 and #11MonthsofAction

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PS – To show just how much we learned about teamwork and leadership, we also build a raft out of a few bare essentials (just for fun!). Want to learn how? Check out Connect to Courage. Leading Teams August 2014 FINAL for the full downloadable curriculum.

 

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Announcing IDG Summit’s Indiegogo Campaign

Help us bring the International Day of the Girl 2014 #IDG2014 to 1,000 girls around the world!
Join the IDG Summit’s campaign and with your support, we will:
  • Activate the World’s First Girls Global Delegation – This year, even girls who cannot be together physically for IDG 2014, will get the chance to raise their voices and be heard, as part of the world’s first Girls Global Delegation for IDG 2014. Together, we can shine a light on our shared vision and mission of a world where every girl gets to fulfill her potential without oppression, fear or gender discrimination. Join us!
  • Bring the Day of the Girl Summit to 1,000 Girls – Every girl, no matter where she lives, will get the chance to play a part in the IDG 2014 celebration, share special messages, pictures and even wear an official IDG t-shirt. She will get to add her voice to over 500 girls at the United Nations on October 10th. And by using the Official IDG 2014 Avatar in her social media, she can show the world how she celebrates Girls’ Human Rights.
  • Build the Girls’ Rights Movement - The Day of the Girl Summit aims to build upon this year’s momentum and bring more girls together, virtually, all year long. As we successfully reach our milestones, we have plans! Once we reach $10,000, we can create the Girls Speak Out Toolkit ; If we raise $25,000, we will be able to bring bring the Girls Speak Out to two more US cities next year; and with $40,000, we will create the Girls Speak Out App to ensure that girls voices get heard by international policy makers.
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September’s Month of Action: Girls Taking the Lead

NIKON_D5100_20140412_8065This month, we are proud to feature some pretty amazing NJ middle school girls who developed their own Girls’ Leadership Program for girls just like them! 

This four-part program was designed to inspire and challenge girls to take the lead in their lives and in their communities. It was developed in partnership with the Princeton-Blairstown Center: a non-profit organization that has been helping young people build leadership skills for over 100 years. And we are honored to bring their efforts to the IDG Summit for September’s Month of Action.

This week: We dare you to see girls for their strengths!

Step 1: Watch Dare to Discover Yourself and see how these girls learned to overcome their fears while traveling across a tightrope 50 ft above ground!

Step 2: Share one thing that you will do to discover a hidden strength. Share it with us on Facebook and Twitter. Don’t forget to use #IDG2014 #11MonthsofAction

photo-6Want to learn more? Click Dare to Discover August 2014 FINAL to download a copy of the Dare to Discover Yourself curriculum.

 

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Calling NYC Girl Performers!

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