Please consider participating in this very special event happening on Sunday, November 5th at 3pm at the Brooklyn Museum. You do not need to be a girl to join!
Girls Read for Girls is a Brooklyn, NY based organization. Every year they hold a read-a-thon and celebration for kids. It was started five years ago by four 3rd graders after they heard the story of Malala Yousafzai. Today, they have hundreds of kids reading every year!
Kids who read can get sponsorships from family, friends and/or members of their community to help raise money to support literacy for girls around the world. Kids do not need any sponsorships to participate! Just showing up to read and be a part of the event is enough.
Did you know:
Over 60 MILLION girls in the world are out of school.
There are 31 million primary school aged girls out of school. This is 4 million more than the number of boys this age.
2/3 of the 774 million illiterate people in the world are female.
So what is Girls Read for Girls doing about it?
At the event we will have a special program with amazing speakers, performances and more! We will sell t-shirts and books, too!
All of the money raised through the read-a-thon goes to the Malala Fund, which was founded by Malala to help build schools for girls in developing countries, like Pakistan, Kenya and Jordan.
To learn more and to find out how to register, you can visit their website at: http://girlsreadforgirls.org/.