Girl Up, an organization linked to the United Nations that empowers girls through education, advocacy, and service, currently has 750 active clubs in 45 countries; this club will focus on not only empowering Upper School girls, but also on teaching and empowering Lower and Middle School students. Girl Up has a similar theme and mission to Girls on the Run, an after school program that inspires young girls to be confident and healthy. The three of us participated in Girls On the Run, and found that as a result, we learned about the significance and impact of the empowerment of women. Similarly, our mission in starting a Girl Up club at Charlotte Latin is to educate students about the varying situations and hardships experienced by women all over the world, to empower our female student body, and to help local women currently facing hardship.
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