“They come for skateboarding. They stay for education” - Skateistan …
“Bravery is built, not born.” – Rachel Simmons, Girls Leadership
What potential could you discover if you were willing to risk failure?
Half of girls in the US can’t answer this question because they don’t see themselves as brave. Girls Leadership is changing that – teaching girls to know who they are, what they believe, and how to express it, empowering them to make change in their world.
Bravery is just the beginning.
What possibilities exist at the edge of your comfort zone?
Our girls can’t do this alone. To let go of their fears of what people think and push their very comfortable comfort zone, they need US to join them in taking risks, being vulnerable, and maybe even messing up, only to recover and try again.
That is why we are celebrating #MyBraveIs, a campaign for all of us to name and proudly share how we are brave, whether it’s small everyday choices like speaking up when our feelings are hurt, saying no, or asking for help – to BIG choices like careers changes, school changes, or relationship shifts.
When the adult in a girls’ life understands her better,
she has a powerful role model for life!
4GGL thanks Girls Leadership for sharing this story.
Every day, Girls Leadership works with girls, and also the powerful adults that influence girls – parents and parent figures, as well as teachers, coaches, and guidance counselors. In fact, of the 10,000 people who they will serve in-person this year, over 6,000 are adults.