I have to say that the best Christmas present that I could receive is the knowing that our three exchange scholars from Mumbai, India will be arriving in LA on January 15th, 2017!!! I can hardly believe that's it's been a year since Thaynara, from Brasil, landed at LAX full of excitement, anxiety, and smiles. This year has been filled to the brim with planning, trips to select girls, forming new partnerships, and many fundraisers!!! I want to send out so much gratitude to our extended Global Girl community who have donated your time and your money to help us, once again, be a part of inspiring, empowering, and motivating young women around the world to be change-makers in their own communities.
Our three girls from the organization Kranti (www.kranti-india.org) will be in in the U.S. for 7 weeks where they will attend school at Star Prep Academy and also participate in community development workshops to develop their own socially-minded projects to implement upon their return home. We have also formed some exciting partnerships with organizations such as Aspire (www.aspirewomen.com), Watts Boys' and Girls' Club (www.wwbgclub.org), and Las Fotos (www.lasfotosproject.org).
Currently, we are still looking for one or two host families in the West LA area, so if you are interested in being a part of this life-changing experience for one of our girls, drop me a line.
Happy Holidays to Everyone and thank you!!
Julia Lynch, Founding Director.