She’s the First sponsors girls’ education in developing nations, giving them the chance to become the first in their families to graduate from secondary school. To fulfill this mission, She’s the First guides supporters to organize creative fundraisers and gives them a clearer understanding on complex global issues related to poverty. Harnessing technology and social media, She’s the First is committed to connecting sponsors and scholars around the world in innovative, mutually beneficial ways to foster mentorship, philanthropy, equality, and leadership. Ultimately, our student leaders and scholars become the change agents who break cycles of generational poverty and transform our world. She's the First is based in New York City, but works with partners all over the world, in: The Gambia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Peru, Guatemala, India, and Nepal. She's the First uses social media heavily to promote our mission on a national level. Our independent campus chapters on 90 high school and college campuses also rely on social media to inform their peers about girls' education.
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