No. Like, for real.
In the case of She’s The First, girls literally run the world- and the organization. Bey would be proud. Founded and run by 25 year-old super-girl Tammy Tibbetts, STF helps girls around the world get an education for the very first time! STF is also run by an amazing board of women including their new treasurer, my good girl friend and fellow Team Tea Cup partner, Ezinne Kwubiri. Their team of girl power trickles right down to their awesome ambassadors across the nation running things.
So who run the world?! GIRLS!!! Right.
I’m very excited to share this week: GIRLS WHO ROCK! The Benefit Concert For She’s The First! This year’s benefit concert aims to raise at least $20,000 to sponsor the education of 42, yes forty-two, girls through the Arlington Academy of Hope in Uganda, East Africa. These girls will be the FIRST in their families to graduate high school and join the less than 20% of women in the country who make it to high school. You know it’s said When you educate a girl, You educate a nation. Welp! WE RUN THE WORLD!!!
You thought that was all? Nope! Girls Who Rock also mentors local student volunteers to be leaders. The concert is planned and executed by a team of super-girls between the ages of 17 and 28; including my sprotacular former intern, Shante Skyers. That’s right, the GWR concert is run 100% by volunteers who believe: Music is universal. Education should be too.
If you never questioned the power of volunteerism or girls, ask no further. She’s The First and the Girls Who Rock concert tells you ALL you need to know!
Now through June 10th you can join the “Class of 2011” movement by donating $11, yep just $11, towards the online campaign to raise $5,000 of the overall GWR goal. The campaign is being hosted by CauseVox here: http://girlswhorock.causevox.com/
When you are done there, if you’ll be in NYC on June 10th, hop on over here: http://girlswhorock2011.eventbrite.com/ to get your ticket for the not-to-be-missed concert! DJ Kiss, wife of Friend of Ebonie DJ MOS, will be on the ones and twos! Performers include Nikki Jean, KimberlyNichole, Eddy and legend: Kathy Sledge! I think Tammy is holding a few more surprises so stay tuned!
The time between now and June 10th is going to be monumental. If I were you I would get on board somehow, someway. Girls Who Rock is all over the internets but here are a few of my favorite places to find them:
So now you know run the world: GIRLS!!!…….You may now hit your “Girls Run The World” Dougie. Go a’head.