Whats next for Global Sorority in The US

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Hello, 

The Global Sorority team and our board of directores have been doing some major strategic planning this summer, and thanks to you! We have some capital to move foreward with those plans to grow and expand and help more girls around the world. 

As you may know we are acting as an initiative under our sister organization Passion foundation in BC and we have a beautiful partnership with Global Giving here in the US. These partnerships and your support has allowed us to travel to 8 countries and deliver programming and resources to hundreds of girls. 

As Awesome as this has been, it's time to put on our big girl pants and become a full fledged 501c3 in the United States. This will allow us to apply for, and accept grants and larger donations form other foundations. And as that is happening we are putting all of our efforts into creating our online platform. Which is an important part in the answer to this question that we get a lot! 

"What happens after you leave a group of girls that you've been working with?” How do you know that you’re work will be sustainable and that they will use it to improve their lives and communities when you’re not there?”

These are great questions! Do you love the feeling you get when someone asks you an important question and you have the answer?:)

Our answer is simple and straightforward. 

The leadership tools we teach can be applied no-matter what a girls social, educational, or socioeconomic status might be. If she goes on to lead a fortune 500 company, or stays right where she is and lives out a traditional roll in the family and community. Our leadership program is a 14-hour course intensive, called the Elements Of Success.  We use progressive, collaborative, and holistic leadership development, that will allow each young woman to become a better leader, starting with a deep understanding of self.

Our programming is very much based on an inside out approach; when you build a strong you! It’s hard for anyone to take that away, or for it to run out when the funding is gone. And that is the most important piece to sustainability. Can we give the power back to the recipient to create the change that they and their community may need.

She won’t run out of knowing her core values,

She won’t lose her sense of self-awareness

No one can take away her ability to think critically or her solution focused mindset.

She can’t unlearn the things she's discovered about her relationship to herself and her body.

Drought doesn’t diminish her understanding of positive communication and negotiation 

The work we do is so vital, but so missing from the puzzle. A girl child could go all the way through the educational system and still lack everything it takes to be truly successful. When her belief systems around her value and worth haven’t shifted, if her ability to think critically and outside the box that was created for her is shut, if she doesn’t have a deep understanding of who she is, so that she can stand strong in her roll as a leader, then education alone wont have the impact that we’re hoping for.

We know that no matter what, the work that you make possible with us will shift and change a girl for the rest of her life.

We also create strategic partnerships with organizations in the communities that we work in, so that we can keep track, support and stay connected to what is happening in their lives.

Which leads into our huge goal for this year! And that we're asking for your help to make happen.

Global Sorority is working towards getting our online community platform up and running, so that girls have a place to come together and share in a safe space, and learn, no matter where they are in the world.  Just because we aren't there physically doesn't mean the leadership training, mentoring, ongoing education and community support has to end. With an online membership for all the girls who have ever completed our training and who will in the coming years, it's a vital component! 

We are also starting to go back to some of the communities and organizational partnerships that have been really successful in implementing and supporting our work. Like Global Concerns India.  In 2013 we worked in the slums of Bangalore with an amazing group of young women whom many were on the cusp of being pulled from school and married. Happily we can report that our partnership with GLObal Concerns and the work done

what happens after you leave a group of girls that you've been working with?” How do you know that you’re work will be sustainable and that they will use it to improve their lives and communities when you’re not there?” 

These are great questions! Do you love the feeling you get when someone asked you an important question and you have the answer?:)

Our answer is simple, straightforward and honest.

The leadership tools we teach can be applied no-matter what a girls social, educational, or socioeconomic status might be. If she goes on to lead a fortune 500 company, or stays right where she is and lives out a traditional roll in the family and community. Our leadership program is a 14-hour course intensive, called the Elements Of Success.  We use progressive, collaborative, and holistic leadership development, that will allow each young woman to become a better leader, starting with a deep understanding of self.

Our programming is very much based on an inside out approach; when you build a strong you! It’s hard for anyone to take that away, or for it to run out when the funding is gone. And that is the most important piece to sustainability. Can we give the power back to the recipient to create the change that they and their community may need.

She won’t run out of knowing her core values,

She won’t lose her sense of self-awareness

No one can take away her ability to think critically or her solution focused mindset.

She can’t unlearn the things she's discovered about her relationship to herself and her body.

Drought doesn’t diminish her understanding of positive communication and negotiation 

The work we do is so vital, but so missing from the puzzle. A girl child could go all the way through the educational system and still lack everything it takes to be truly successful. When her belief systems around her value and worth haven’t shifted, if her ability to think critically and outside the box that was created for her is shut, if she doesn’t have a deep understanding of who she is, so that she can stand strong in her roll as a leader, then education alone wont have the impact that we’re hoping for.

We know that no matter what, the work that you make possible with us will shift and change a girl for the rest of her life.

We also create strategic partnerships with organizations in the communities that we work in, so that we can keep track, support and stay connected to what is happening in their lives.

It’s a huge goal for Global Sorority this year to get our online community platform up and running, so that girls have a place to come together and share in safe space, and learn, no matter where they are in the world.  (Calling on anyone who would love to be our community hero in this effort to bring our work to a global online platform:)

We are also starting to go back to some of the communities and partnerships that have been really successful and that our work had a huge impact on. Like Global Concerns India.  In 2013 we worked in the slums of Bangalore with an amazing group of young women whom many were on the cusp of being pulled from school and to be married. Happily we can report that many of those girls are still in school today, and are going on to university. Un-heard of!

We are in talks with the Global Concerns directors who supported that group so amazingly after we left, to find a way that we can start an ongoing Global Sorority chapter there. This will be our next full time running GS program outside of North America.

We would love for you to be a part of this growth and expansion. And to help add that vital and imperative piece to the puzzle when we are talking about girl’s education and female equality.

“A girl has to believe in her own value and potential, before she can convince anyone else”

Warmth and Blessings from the GS team. 

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  • commented 2015-09-29 23:54:30 -0700
    LOVELOVELOVELLOVE all of this! The world needs more of your team :)

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