What is She's the First?
She's the First is an international organization that raises awareness for girls' education in the developing world.
Around the world, there are 130 million children who are not in school. 70 percent are girls. When we invest in education for these girls, we are really making an investment in a better world. Each year of primary school raises a girls' eventual wages by 10 to 20 percent, and women reinvest 90% of their earnings into their families. The Girl Effect, or what happens when we educate and empower girls, leads to a better world for all of us.
How do we raise money and spread awareness?
She's the First empowers young Americans here at home to use their creativity and passion to spread the word about girls' education. High school and college students here in the US become leaders by forming campus chapters and holding unique events on their campuses. Check out our Upcoming Events tab for more information on how we are making a difference at American University!