On the night of June 10, 2010 in New York City, a diverse group of female singers will make some music to make a change. We’re thrilled to debut the first big fundraiser for She’s the First — a benefit concert called GIRLS WHO ROCK!
A $20 or $50 VIP concert ticket will go toward sponsoring a girl in Tanzania via AfricAid, a brand-new member of the She’s the First network. AfricAid was founded by 25-year-old Ashley Shuyler of Colorado and funds girls’ schools as well as scholarships. Most recently, AfricAid piloted The Kisa Project, an initiative that gives a Tanzanian teen a secondary school scholarship and enrolls her in a two-year leadership training program. The girls take digital storytelling workshops and learn to share their lives with their sponsors through rich, vivid videos. Everyone who attends GIRLS WHO ROCK, which is during Internet Week NY, will be co-sponsors for a girl in The Kisa Project and be able to connect with her via shesthefirst.org throughout the year.
Venue and artists to be confirmed in the next 1-2 weeks. For now, save the date and tweet us, @GirlsWhoRockNY, and build up some buzz with #girlswhorock!