The empowerment of girls is a major factor required to achieve the social and economic success of the world at large. It is, therefore, necessary that we create a culture that teaches girls about the importance of self-esteem and confidence at a young age. This will facilitate healthy relationships in general, as well as strengthen global economies.
As a 501c3 we are working to increase SEL and leadership education in communities, families and schools. We all know that self-esteem cannot be medicated, and we also know that when girls are equipped with social, emotional, and leadership skill sets that they better navigate their teen years to become successful adults and leaders. At Girls Rule Foundation we are on a mission to educate and empower girls ages 12-18 with self-esteem skills, financial literacy skills and leadership skills. It is not enough to HOPE that girls learn these skills. It’s not enough to HOPE girls will turn out as strong leaders. It’s not enough to HOPE girl statistics will magically lower. If we want strong girls who are ready to lead communities, healthy families, large businesses, small companies, and world problems in the future we must equip them so they have those tools on their tool belt. We found that the root cause of our staggering girl statistics is a lack of resiliency training in the teen years. Girls need this training more than ever because they are coping with pressures and situations never seen before in history! Currently, females learn these skills usually around the age of 32, instead of 12, and that is 20 Years. Too. Late.