International Girl's Day!

Oct. 11, 2019

Happy Friday everyone! Also, Happy International Day of the Girl! I’m sure you can guess what today’s blog post will be about. :)

Since today is “Girl's day” I wanted to highlight some girls and teens that have made an impact in their communities, and the world. Hopefully this post can serve as a reminder that you can do anything, no matter what circumstances you are in right now! You can make a difference, just like the girls and young women in this blog post!

  1. Alexandra Scott:

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Alexandra was diagnosed with a form of Pediatric cancer right before she turned one. Instead of letting this battle overtake her she decided to stand up and be a voice for others going through the same thing she was. At just the age of four she set up her own lemonade stand to raise money for childhood cancer research! That day she raised around $2,000! Sadly, she lost her battle to cancer. But, not until she raised $1 million dollars in which she donated to cancer research. She has inspired many people. Now, all over the United States you can participate with her foundation and set up a “Alex Lemonade Stand” and help donate to cancer foundations.

2. Capri Everitt:

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One day in 2016, Capri was reading a book titled, “ The World Needs Your Kids.” After reading the book she decided she wanted to do something to help make a difference in the world. Capri loves to sing. So, she came up with the idea of, “Around the world in 80 anthems.” She chose a song that most people in this country knew, The National Anthem. She taught herself this song in 80 different languages. Her and her family made a plan to travel to 80 countries on a fundraising journey to raise money for SOS Family Villages. SOS Family villages is an organization that helps find homes for abandoned and orphaned children. She traveled with her family singing and raising money for this organization and completed her goal in only nine months!

3. Amariyanna Copeny:

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Amariyanna Copeny at just 8 years old advocated and stood up for her city Flint, Michigan. Many have heard of the water crisis in Michigan that started in 2016. Amariyanna wrote a letter to President Obama asking him to meet her and the people of Flint as they traveled to D.C to the congressional hearing on the water crisis. He responded to her and told her he would go straight to Flint, Michigan to see what he could do. She now works with the Pack your Back organization and has helped to raise thousands of dollars so that other kids in her community could get backpacks and school supplies. She also has raised above $50,000 for the water crisis in Flint. To this day, she is still a young activist fighting for city known as, “Little Miss Flint.”

I hope this blog has shown you that you can make a difference! It doesn't matter what you look like, where you come from, or what age you are, you can do absolutely anything. Since today is International Day of the Girl I challenge you to start something new that you have wanted to do for a while! Whether that is raising money, writing a book, starting a journal, cooking a meal, big or small start now! Believe in yourself and you can accomplish anything!

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