Girl Ambassadors for Human Rights

We are currently reorganizing the Girl Ambassador program.  Please check back in August for the 2016-2017 program and application form.

Congratulations to our 2015-2016 Girl Ambassadors!

Follow this year’s program on Facebook and Twitter with #GirlAmbassadors.

Our 2014-2015 Girl Ambassadors outside of the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC

 

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.

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Conference on modern feminism in Seneca Falls

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:

The 2014-15 Girl Ambassadors at one of the NGOs they visited in DC, Plan International

Group photo after meeting with leadership at Plan International, USA

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 girlambassador@gmail.com

Contact us at foundation@matildajoslyngage.org or 315-637-9511

 

Click here to read about the program’s inception

2015:

Application here.

Promotional Letter here.

Promotional Flyer here.

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