Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Shaler Teens parylay Girls as Grantmakers into National Recognition

From today's Post-Gazette, three local teens have been honored with the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for public service for their work to promote awareness of teen sexual violence.

Shocked to learn that one in four girls will be raped or sexually assaulted by their first year of college, the teens used a $2,500 grant from the Allegheny County Girls as Grantmakers program to organize an assembly alerting girls to the dangers of sexual violence.

Congrats to Erin Drischler, Jackie Betz and Megan Neuf. And congrats to the Girls as Grantmakers project of the Women & Girls Foundation for being part of a great outcome.

1 comment:

  1. that is just so inspiring.

    good for them and many thanks to them for this.