She’s the First received an email from our newest sponsor: a 10-year-old boy! He’s the first male to take the lead on a sponsorship. Justis proves that She’s the First is a co-ed movement. When girls don’t get a quality education, their community is proven to have greater economic, social and health problems. This isn’t a female issue…it’s a human one!
Justis is half-Haitian so he chose to support a girl in the Haiti Outreach Program. He learned about She’s the First through his mom, Luckie Daniels, who raises awareness about humanitarian causes through @TheFreedomTweet. In the past, Justis donated to Haiti via American Idol Gives Back, Hope for Haiti Now, and spearheaded a fundraiser at his school, where kids made a small donation to dress down one day (they normally wear uniforms). Here’s a special blog post he wrote just for us:
Hi, I’m Justis I’m ten years old and going to the Fifth grade. The main reason I want help out is because knowing I’m half Haitian and feeling like there’s nothing I can do really bugs me. I feel like I have a duty, like I have to help out. Helping one student will be one less person in this world in need of an education.
Thanks She’s The First for letting me blog and make a difference.
Justis, you are on a roll…rock on!