Mobilizing young women around the globe for social change through community development and social entrepreneurship.
The Global Girl Project is focused on and dedicated to working with young women, aged 15 to 18 years, from the developing world, in order to provide them with both educational and life experiences available to young women living in the developed world. This organization recognizes that through exposure to different cultures and life experiences in the US, girls from the developing world have the opportunity to challenge their own perceived life and educational limitations. Through two-month long exchanges in the United States, and on-going support from Global Girl Project and our partners, these young women are able to effect change in their home communities and achieve their educational goals for the future.
In addition, Global Girl Project, through partnership with Star Prep Academy in Los Angeles, works to foster a better understanding of women's issues, poverty, social leadership, and community development amongst U.S. middle and high school students. This is done in partnership with Los Angeles based educators who include learning about Haiti, Brazil, poverty, and development in to their class curriculum.
About the Founder
Over the past twenty years, Julia Lynch has worked as a Community Social Worker and Therapist in Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. In addition, Julia has worked on a volunteer basis both in Tanzania and Jamaica providing community and health services to local at-risk communities. Julia has also traveled extensively throughout many developing nations and is now marrying both her travel and professional experiences by providing international community development opportunities in undeserved and at-risk communities throughout the world. Julia also has a passion for health and wellness and expresses this through personal training and teaching Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art, to her local community.