Girls Learn International (GLI) Chapters are founded as service learning and after-school clubs in both public and private middle and high schools. Student leaders coordinate and lead weekly or bi-weekly meetings. Faculty advisors and GLI program staff provide guidance and support to Chapters.
During Chapter meetings, students use an extensive curriculum developed by GLI to learn about issues dealing with human rights and girls’ education. The GLI curriculum is specifically designed to guide participants in developing critical thinking, problem solving, and advocacy skills essential to effective leadership.
Chapter members examine the relationship between girls’ access to education and poverty, early marriage, trafficking, violence and discriminatory practices. Group activities and exercises are included in the curriculum to help Chapter members think about human rights in creative and interactive ways.
Through school-wide assemblies, GLI students apply the knowledge they’ve gained to raise awareness in their schools and communities about the challenges facing girls around the globe. Student-to-student, and student-to-parent, GLI is building a movement of informed advocates for universal girls’ education and a new generation of leaders and activists for social change.