In honor of International Girls Day on November 14th, we’ve come up with ten absolutely amazing organizations for girls across the globe. These organizations, although very different, have one goal in mind: to empower girls and instill confidence through safe and positive environments. When I wrote Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), I wanted to provide my daughter with the skills necessary for her to flourish in life. These organizations have been created to do just that for girls of all ages (even women). While Girl Scouts continue to do great things for girls, new organizations are also popping up, like Girls on the Run, which encourages girls to gain confidence and healthy living through running.
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Organization: Girl Scouts 2 of 11
What they do: The Girl Scouts organization was created as a way to empower girls with core values such as confidence, courage, honesty, and citizenship, through activities focused on helping others and strengthening themselves.
Why it's great: Girl Scouts have found a great balance between making girls feel great about themselves and helping the greater good at the same time!
How to join: Find you local chapter/support/join here: Girl Scouts
Organization: Girls Inc. 3 of 11
What they do: Girls Inc. focusing on building strength and confidence in girls through educational, physical, and emotional support and programs.
Why it's great: They encourage girls to take charge of their lives, overcome obstacles, and "discover how exciting it is to be themselves."
How to join: Find you local chapter/support/join here: Girls Inc
Organization: Girls for a Change 4 of 11
What they do: Girls for a Change encourages girls to make a difference in their community by leading projects for social change.
Why it's great: They offer a platform for girls to speak up and discuss issues they believe are important in society, while providing an open-minded environment for girls to learn and grow.
How to join: Find you local chapter/support/join here: Girls for a Change
Organization: Girls Today Women Tomorrow 5 of 11
What they do: Girls Today Women Tomorrow works with inner-city girls to help empower them for a successful future through programs through the community.
Why it's great: They work to build confidence in girls that live in locations where support may not be nearly as prevalent. In 2012 100% of the senior girls that were involved in Girls Today Women Tomorrow attended 4- year Universities.
How to join: Find you local chapter/support/join here: Girls Today Women Tomorrow
Organization: SmartGirl 6 of 11
What they do: SmartGirl is an online organization that has created a worldwide community for girls to share their thoughts, interests, feelings, and goals in a positive environment.
Why it's great: SmartGirls works to break down the digital divide, by bringing girls together in a safe and respectful online environment.
How to join: Find you local chapter/support/join here: Smart Girl
Organization: WriteGirl 7 of 11
What they do: WriteGirl works through one-on-one mentoring programs and monthly meet-ups that provide girls with confidence building skills through creative writing.
Why it's great: Young girls can express themselves in a nonjudgmental environment through the creative process of writing, while also building a strong relationship with a mentor along the way.
How to join: Find you local chapter/support/join here: Write Girl
Organization: Confidence coalition 8 of 11
What they do: Confidence Coalition was created by the Kappa Delta Sorority and works to promote confidence and self-esteem in girls and women through activities and their national media campaign.
Why it's great: They work to raise awareness and encourage others to address issues for girls such as bullying and relational aggression, while teaching girls how to stand up to peer-pressure and gain confidence to succeed. They have created International Girls Day and the "You Make Me Smile" campaign.
How to join: Find you local chapter/support/join here: Confidence Coaltition
Organization: Girls on the Run 9 of 11
What they do: Girls on the Run is an experience-based program that teaches girls (grades 3-8) to have confidence and lead a healthy lifestyle through running activities and programs.
Why it's great: Girls on the Run is a positive environment where girls can learn life coping skills and stay healthy through fun and physical activities.
How to join: Find you local chapter/support/join here: Girls on the Run
Organization: Catapult 10 of 11
What they do: Catapult is a fundraising platform supported by Melinda Gates that helps provide funding to quality organizations for women and girls around the world.
Why it's great: They make it even easier to support, while also showing you exactly where your money is going in helping these positive organizations around the world.
How to join: Find you local chapter/support/join here: Fast Coexist
Organization: Girl Talk 11 of 11
What they do: Girl Talk is a peer-to-peer program that was designed to have high school girls mentor and be positive role models for middle school girls.
Why it's great: Since middle school can be such a critical time in a young girl's life, Girl Talk serves as a way for girls to gain confidence, while also knowing that they are not alone during their formative years. It also gives high school girls confidence and leadership schools to help them develop better relationships in the future.
How to join: Find you local chapter/support/join here: Girl Talk
Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.