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5 Nonprofit Organizations for Young Girls That You Should Know

5 Nonprofit Organizations for Young Girls That You Should Know

Growing up isn't always the most fun or easiest experience, especially when it comes to trying to map out your future.

Fortunately though, there are nonprofit organizations that focus solely on helping young girls who need it most find tools for success. 

Learn more about about the following nonprofits for young girls below and find out how you can get involved or donate: 

1. She’s the First
This non-profit sponsors education in low-income countries by giving young girls a chance to become the first in their families to graduate from secondary school. Supporters are able to help by funding scholarships. She’s the First also utilizes technology and social media to help connect sponsors with the students they’re helping. 

2. Girls Write Now 
Based in New York City, Girls Write Now aims to provide guidance, support, and opportunities for at-risk girls enrolled in public high schools. Through a mentorship program, they’re encouraged to develop their creativity and explore careers in professional and writing while learning important decision making skills. 

3. Girls Who Code 
Founded by MAKER Reshma Saujani, this nonprofit inspires young girls to pursue computer science by exposing them to real-life and digital role models. They aim to close the gender gap in technology, believing that exposing girls to computer science at a young age will lead to more women working in STEM fields. 

4. Girls For a Change
This national organizational empower girls to create social change by inviting them to design, lead, fund and implement projects that they experience in their own neighborhoods. These girls are connected to role models that embody the same principles. GFC hopes to see a world where girls are enthusiastic about leadership and being active citizens in their communities. 

5. Step Up 
Teenage urban high school students who often face difficult situations, like poverty and violence, are given the resources to become college-bound and career-focused professional women. These girls go on to end the cycle often by becoming the first in their family to receive a college education. 

NEXT: Learn More About 'Girls Who Code' Founder Reshma Saujani »

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