Girl Up

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Tom Paulson introduced the teen-directed program, Girl Up, last year, here in the Humanosphere blog, as the United Nations Foundation and Seattle students helped launch the new initiative.

The Girl Up program, according to its website, is designed to give:

“American girls the opportunity to channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. Through Girl Up’s support, girls have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted, and positioned to be the next generation of leaders.

“Campaign supporters are encouraged to give a ‘High Five’ to girls in developing countries by donating $5 or more to provide girls with such basic needs as access to school supplies, clean water, life-saving health services, safety from violence, and more.”

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