Globally, 130 million girls are out of school. But, with this glaring statistic also comes a mountain of evidence showing that girls' education is the most powerful investment towards eradicating poverty. Educated women are more likely to invest in their families and send their children to school. That meant, educating a girl had a ripple effect that lasted across generations.
While working on a documentary film, Christina Lowery came across this data and decided to bring this truth to the broader public. Today, Christina leads Girl Rising as the nonprofit organization’s CEO. Girl Rising uses the power of storytelling to ensure that girls around the world are educated and empowered. What began as a film about nine unforgettable girls, written by award-winning authors and voiced by some of Hollywood's biggest celebrities, grew into an organization that has impacted 200,000 adolescents, alongside 120 partners in 11 countries. In this episode, we also hear from Girl Rising’s Vice President of Programs Judithe Registre. On the podcast, Judithe discusses the power of storytelling as a catalyst for change.
Kindness Quote from Judithe Registre: “The very act of actually getting to know people through their stories is an act of kindness and engagement. It's you showing up with some degree of vulnerability — seeing you in your power, seeing you just as who you are, our presence in the world, that you belong in the world.”
Learn more about Girl Rising: girlrising.org
Learn more about the programs at Riley's Way Foundation and how you can join the Call for Kindness.
Visit: rileysway.org or rileysway.org/call-for-kindness
Learn more about the Flint Justice Partnership: umichfjp.github.io
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