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Nominate a ‘Champion of Change’

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 00:00

White House seeks to recognize leaders working with marginalized girls.

One key issue girls from marginalized communities face is lack of access to afterschool programs, extracurricular programs and summer enrichment activities that allow them to become stronger students, leaders and citizens.

Too many families, including those with lower incomes, still struggle to find high-quality and affordable enrichment programs in their communities. The options for afterschool and summer enrichment can be particularly limited for girls of color.

Across the country, there are leaders who have created, developed and supported engaging, enriching and high-quality afterschool and extracurricular programs that create opportunities for girls from marginalized communities—and play an important part in ensuring all young people can reach their full potential. Click here to nominate such a leader as a White House Champion of Change!

Nominees could be:

  • Community Leaders and Organizations: Community leaders and faith-based organizations that have developed afterschool and summer programs to engage girls from marginalized communities.
  • Non-Profit Organizations: Local, regional and national organizations that have worked on all levels to create and sustain afterschool, extracurricular and summer programs to engage girls from marginalized communities.
  • Teachers, Coaches, Counselors and School Staff: Teachers, coaches, counselors and school staff who have developed programs within their schools—big or small—that give girls an opportunity to grow and thrive through extracurricular programming after school, during the school day and throughout the summer.

Click here to submit your nomination by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.