April: Learn how you can get involved!

Letter from the Editor

April has been a very exciting month for Because I am a Girl!

We would like to thank all our dedicated supporters, who have helped us get to over 500,000 likes on Facebook! With your help, we are raising even more awareness about girls' issues in the developing world.

In other news, new Spring Gifts of Hope items are now available! With free gifts for every purchase, what better gift to give a mom, dad, or grad than one from Because I am a Girl? Check out all the new additions today!

Last, but certainly not least, we would like to showcase the story of one of our wonderful fundraisers. Malika recently raised enough money to donate 60 bicycles to girls in Burkina Faso, making their journey to school much safer.

You can read all about Malika's story, and if you have one similar, we would love to hear about it! Send an email to: DonorRelations@planusa.org.

 

Violence is Not the Answer

Were you aware that violence against girls has become an accepted norm in El Salvador? In a country with a population just short of 6 million, that means over a million girls under the age of 19 at risk of being a victim to violence.

The good news is that supporters like you are helping to educate and empower these young girls.

Find out more about the Child Protection Project and what you can do to help.

 

Youth Leadership Summit 

Did you know that Plan has programs right here in the United States? It’s true—and this July, Plan will again host its YUGA Leadership Summit for U.S. teens.

The Summit is a five-day global learning extravaganza. At the end, teens return home ready to campaign for change in their communities!

For details visit planusa.org/summit. The application deadline is May 1, so tell your friends, family, and all aspiring change-makers to apply today!

 

Shop for Girls

Handmade wooden bangles, stylish hats and sweatshirts for everyday wear, beautiful scarves, and cell phone cases to rock your world, the Because I am a Girl store has something for everyone.

The best part? A portion of the proceeds from every purchase go towards supporting Plan’s work to lift 4 million girls around the world out of poverty by 2016.
So go ahead, check out the Because I am a Girl store for yourself and do your part to advance the rights of girls.

 

Girl News

Learn Without Fear

Marcela lives in one of the most violent cities in El Salvador. She manages to rise above the danger to pursue a higher education and to champion girls' rights.

 

Call to Action Rally at the World Bank

Plan Ambassador Freida Pinto joins global leaders to advocate for girls’ education and host screening of groundbreaking film Girl Rising.

 

Do You Instagram?

 Be sure to follow 'bcimagirl' for the latest pics as the team spreads the word across the United States.

 

Upcoming Dates

April 25:
Girl Rising in New York, NY

May 6:
Girl Rising in Newport, RI