August and September have always been two of my favorite months. Why? Because it‚Äôs time to go back to school! It‚Äôs time to catch up with old friends, make new ones, learn new things, plan holidays and projects, and get new school supplies (yes, I love the smell of freshly sharpened pencils).
So what are you looking forward to this school year? Perhaps you‚Äôll finally read a book you‚Äôve wanted to discuss with others, or learn about a period in history or field of science that fascinates you. Maybe it‚Äôs the lunchtime chats with friends or the art projects you‚Äôll make.
But as you go back to school, I hope you also think about all the girls in the world who fight to go to school every day, and all the girls who don’t have the opportunity for an education. For those of you able to safely attend school every day, cherish it. There are many girls who take harrowing walks, deal without school supplies or even restrooms, and who may fight cultural, political, or other obstacles to obtain even the most basic education.
And if you want to help girls around the world obtain an education, consider donating to one of the charities below. You could even talk to your teacher about organizing a fundraising or school supply drive to donate to girls benefitted by these charities!
Room to Read: Students Helping Students
Host a pink lemonade stand or book swap for Because I Am A Girl
Get Involved with GirlUp to fundraise, advocate, and spread the word!
Girl Museum Inc.