A ten year old came up with a solution to a problem I’ve been having since I can remember. Junior Alice T. came up with the Raise Your Hand Campaign after she noticed the boys in her class participating more than the girls. This is her message to all girls to help us be more confident as leaders.
Her campaign went viral. Read Alice’s Op-Ed in the New York Times.
Now it’s our turn to get involved! Here are the steps you can take:
- Click here to download a printable version of the Raise Your Hand Pledge, or sign it online.
- Recruit other girls to join in on the movement and sign the pledge (if you want to earn the patch, recruit 3).
- Take a picture showing us how you raise your hand, and upload it to Facebook.com/gscnc using #gsRaiseYourHand. In the caption, share how the challenge went.
So I challenge you to: Be Bold. Be Brave. Raise Your Hand.
The Raise Your Hand patch is available online here.