10×10 Educate Girls

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Check us out on the 10×10 website and blog!

“10×10 is built on a foundation of partnerships with NGOs, corporations, policy makers, and grassroots organizations – all working to change minds, lives, and policy. Circle of Women is a network of student activists at colleges across the United States that works to provide access to education for girls worldwide.

Yale University juniors Evie Freeman and Lauren Hoffman are nothing if not civically minded. Interested in empowering women since high school, the two of them set out searching for a cause to join as soon as they arrived on campus, a cause that would both capture their imaginations as well as satisfy their need to make the world a better place through policy-making.

“We really felt something was missing from our college experience,” Hoffman says. “So we set out to find an organization in which we could both harness our creative energies and leverage sound policy to meaningfully improve the lives of others.”

The organization they discovered was Circle of Women (CoW), a student-run non-profit dedicated to improving access to education for girls. The only thing was … the organization didn’t yet exist at Yale. And – worse – in 2006 it was founded at arch-rival Harvard. Setting school rivalries aside, Freeman and Hoffman decided to create a CoW chapter of their own. Instead of starting an entirely new organization, they wanted to become part of the inspiring network of students across the world that is CoW.”

Read more here.

“10×10 is a feature film and a social action campaign, created and launched by an award-winning team of former ABC News journalists in association with The Documentary Group and Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions. We use the power of storytelling and the leverage of strategic partnerships to deliver a single message: educating girls in developing nations will change the world.”

We are also featured on the 10×10 On Campus page as a way to take action: