Many young girls that have faced hardships or loss are not aware that their story matters or that there might be others working to promote awareness, increase funding, or influence policy related to the issues that have impacted them. We provide opportunities for girls below the legal voting age to share their stories with their elected officials at the State and Federal level by matching them to other non-profit organizations that have well defined young advocate programs and events.
The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution limits the legal voting age to 18 years of age or older, therefore, children and adolescents have been for a long time unrepresented at best and ignored at worst in the democratic process in the U.S. However, young people’s stories matter. At Grassroot Girls we help to break down the barriers that might be preventing them the opportunity to share it; be it financial or simply not understanding that there is an audience and an avenue.
We improve the quality of girls' lives by providing them with an experience that many Americans can not afford. At Grassroot Girls we believe early exposure to policy through advocacy on a personal issue fosters relationships across the nation, provides pathways towards healing, creates future community leaders and engaged citizens. Each Grassroot Girl will mentor the next girl teaching them to share, speak up, and give back.