Know a girl who wants to change the world? Our ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative helps girls who are high school sophomores and juniors make a difference in their communities and around the world.
As part of the initiative, 50 girls will be selected to attend the ANNpower Vital Voices Leadership Forum in Washington, DC to learn the skills they’ll need to begin their journey as the next generation of leaders. Applications are accepted now through March 1, 2014 at ANNPOWER.org
Some girls are already changing the world as ANNpower Fellows, meet a few of them below. For the full list, visit ANNPOWER.org.
Her ANNpower Project: Queen’s Game
Anjana’s project educates girls about the importance of gender equality and the Millennium Development Goals through a national chess camp for girls.
Her ANNpower Project: Lunch Bunch
Carolina’s project creates mentoring and networking opportunities for teen girls in her community through networking lunches at a local library with established professionals.
Her ANNpower Project: Tennis Balls Transformed for Military Morale!
Karly’s project takes the recycled tennis balls collected through her nonprofit, Balls Go Round, to create holiday ornaments for American troops stationed abroad.
Her ANNpower Project: Stand Up, Say No to Child Abuse
Laura’s project partners with the Department of Education to prevent child abuse in 30 public and private schools throughout Puerto Rico.
Her ANNpower Project: STEM from Girls
Reilly’s project engages her peers to serve as mentors for younger girls and encourage them to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering and math fields.