Who runs the world? Beyoncé. Beyoncé runs the world. As she should. Let’s be honest. But a really close second is girls, who don’t have the luxury of enjoying books if they aren’t provided an education.
Recognizing that adolescent girls face multiple challenges in pursuing an education, Let Girls Learn is employing a holistic approach to change the perception of the value of girls at the individual, community and institutional levels; foster an enabling environment for adolescent girls’ education; and engage and equip girls to make life decisions and important contributions to society. Building on U.S. government expertise, Let Girls Learn elevates existing programs and invests in new efforts to expand educational opportunities for girls—including in areas of conflict and crisis. The initiative leverages public-private partnerships and challenges others to commit resources to improve the lives of adolescent girls worldwide. It also expands collaborations with experts and places particular emphasis on community-led solutions to help adolescent girls complete their education.
Thanks to all who have read along and maybe even contributed to the featured or other organizations these past five days. And a very happy New Year’s to all. Have fun out there getting blotto for the big night. Oh, wait, you’re a parent? Don’t forget to put on your jammies before falling asleep in front of Ryan Seacrest at 10:30. See you in 2017!