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She's the First

is a Shorty Award finalist!

She’s the First sponsors girls’ education, with the goal of creating more first-generation graduates and our next generation of global leaders.

www.shesthefirst.org - 14,953 followers

Finalist in Small Business chosen by the nominating board

Learn More about She's the First


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.

How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?

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.

Recent Nominations

January 9, 2014

I nominate @shesthefirst for a Shorty Award in #education because every girl deserves the chance to be the first.

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About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media. Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare and the rest of the social web. The 7th annual ceremony will be held in April 2015 in New York City and live streamed internationally.

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