The Young Women’s Leadership Network (TYWLS) runs Summer Explorers, an experiential learning summer camp for girls to enhance their connections to the world.
She’s the First is joining TYWLS this year as their social media partner. We will teach the students how to use social media to support their professional ambitions, to establish community (both locally and globally), and to share the world through their own eyes.
STF’s “social media mentors” will give the girls specific challenges relating to the different types of social media (i.e. an Instagram scavenger hunt, Twitter contests, and writing to their past/present/future selves through a Tumblr blog). The girls will also be writing poetry with Azure Antoinette each day, culminating in an anthology that will be published at the end!
And of course, we are going to find a creative way to tie in a girl’s sponsorship- we will help the girls hold a fundraiser with crafts that they have made (if you have any fun DIY craft ideas please share!). Towards the end of camp we will even connect the students with some of the girls we sponsor via Skype!
At the end of camp, our goal is for the girls to understand and believe these three things:
- My voice is powerful
- My point of view matters
- Social media can make social change
You can show your support by following and interacting with the TYWLS Explorers through their Twitter and Tumblr pages, launching in July:
- Hash Tag: #MyImpact
Through this type of support you can help us show these girls that what they have to say IS being read, heard, and considered.