Congratulations to our 2015-2016 Girl Ambassadors!
Follow this year’s program on Facebook and Twitter with #GirlAmbassadors.
Drawing on the life and legacy of Matilda Joslyn Gage, the Girl Ambassadors for Human Rights program empowers and inspires young women to become agents of change on the local, national, and global stage. Meetings, speakers, and activities delve into a wide range of topics including reproductive rights, human trafficking, women in media, the suffrage movement, feminism, and the complex relationship within various countries between religion, the economy, and the status of women – all from the the parlor of one of our nation’s most influential suffragists. Girl Ambassadors continues the nationally-recognized model we developed in 2012 with funding received from the State Department through the American Alliance of Museums. 2015-2016 will be the program’s fourth year.
Each Girl Ambassador has the opportunity to:
- Meet other young women from across the county
- Gain public speaking skills
- Learn directly from experts and community leaders
- Engage in safe, supportive dialogue
- Personally interview a woman leader of her choice
- Volunteer in support of an issue that matters to her
Applications are due by September 23rd. Applicants will be notified of acceptance via email on September 30th, and must be able to attend the kickoff meeting on October 4th with a parent or guardian. Special consideration may be given to those who submit their applications early. We can accept up to three students per high school, and a total of 20 students. Twelve high schools were represented last year.
Want to learn more? You can:
Tweet us at @MJGage_Center using hashtag #GirlAmbassadors
Visit the Gage Foundation’s YouTube page for interviews with last year’s Girl Ambassadors
Chat with a current Girl Ambassador by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Sarah, our Program Director, at email@example.com or 315-637-9511
Click here to read about the program’s inception
Promotional Letter here.
Promotional Flyer here.