Students in the Girl Rising Club raised more than $3,200 to benefit girls worldwide by hosting an Open Mic Night and Girl Rising Bazaar. The Girl Rising Club is a part of a global campaign that works to educate and empower girls.
More than 30 students participated in the Open Mic Night, which featured a variety of performances, such as singing, dancing, cup stacking, stand-up comedy and more. Ticket sales, sponsorships, a raffle and concessions sales contributed to the $2,700 raised at the event.
More than 50 community members attended the Girl Rising Bazaar, which featured live music, food and product vendors and various speakers who discussed the refugee crisis and the importance of educating women. Among the speakers was a panel of five young refugee students from Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Ghana and Thailand, who shared their stories of overcoming obstacles and pursuing an education. Through donations and vendor sales, the bazaar raised more than $500.
The Girl Rising Club will donate all funds raised at the community events to She’s the First and Save the Children.