By Ashley Begley
Do you ever want to do something? Like really do something—make friends, make a difference? Trust me, I know it can be hard to find that perfect thing. So I decided to do some research, and here’s what I found— 5 organizations that encourage awesome young women to come together and do what they love.
So you like to run? Try Girls on the Run!
Girls on the Run is an organization that “inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.” And all you have to do is run and have fun! Check out www.girlsontherun.org for more info and to find your local chapter!
Or maybe dancing is more your thing? Try Groove With Me!
Groove With Me is for any girl who just loves to dance. Their mission: to instill “leadership, pride, spirit of cooperation, creativity, joy and discipline” in young women. They’re based in Harlem, but it might just be worth the trip! Go to www.groovewithme.org to get all the deets!
Is music where your heart truly lies? Try Girls Rock Camp Alliance!
Girls Rock Camp Alliance encourages young women to… ROCK IT OUT! Girls Rock “help girls build self-esteem and find their voices” through the power of music. Go to girlsrockcampalliance.org for more rocking, and to find camps all over the world!
Or maybe the written word is where it’s at? Try WriteGirl!
OK, so this one is based in LA, but who says you can’t start your own WriteGirl org in your own town?! This organization pairs young women with women writers, so you definitely get your write on, all while promoting “creativity and self-expression to empower girls.” Check it out at www.writegirl.org.
Are you all about that tech? Try Girls Who Code!
This organization is dedicated to bringing young girls together to expand their love of all things technology and engineering. “Girls Who Code programs work to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.” Now use those computer skills to check out their website, and find your local club, at girlswhocode.com!
And there ya have it. Is there an organization that I missed? Have you participated in one of these organizations before? Let us know in the comments! I love to hear what you have to say!