Start a Campaign for Girls

You can change a girl's life.

Start a campaign to help bring the Girl Power Project to more vulnerable adolescent girls who deserve to stay in school and reach their full potential.

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After your campaign is over, you'll receive a report about the impact that you and your contributors have made on vulnerable adolescent girls and their families.

Campaign Inspiration:

You can do anything to raise money. Here's what these passionate supporters did to make an impact:

Zak's Library

For his 13th birthday, Zak raised funds as part of his Bar Mitzvah project to help a community build a library at one of the schools served by JLMC and the Girl Power Project in central Uganda. What began with ideas and a bit of land is now a building with two rooms and a round outdoor rotunda that will serve as a reading area for students, a safe after school space for girls, and a community space for parents and teachers.

Willow's Camp Girl Power

Willow decided to forgo gifts for her 13th birthday and instead raised over $10,000 for the Girl Power Project. The money she raised sponsored a Camp Girl Power, a two-day sleepover camp where 100 adolescent girls received advance training to become mentors for their peers. In 2016, Willow traveled to Uganda with JLMC to attend the Camp she sponsored and meet the girls benefitting from her support.

Tim & JJ's Wedding

As entrepreneurs and global citizens passionate about making a difference, JJ and Tim are inviting their friends and family to invest in the futures of vulnerable adolescent girls in lieu of wedding gifts. They are avid supporters of Just Like My Child Foundation and are committed to educating the world's most vulnerable children, particularly girls. View their campaign: The VO Experience: Tim & JJ

Campaign Tools:

Everything you need to create a campaign for The Girl Power Project.

Photos

Personalize your fundraiser by adding pictures. Here are some of our favorite images from Uganda to help you share how the Girl Power Project is transforming the futures of vulnerable adolescent girls (click on the image to download). When adding your own, Generosity.com recommends images that are 800 x 500 pixels.

Videos

Add a video to make your campaign more engaging. To include a video of the Girl Power Project, use these links from our YouTube or Vimeo channels:

YouTube — https://youtu.be/B1Kff-cYNRg
Vimeo — https://vimeo.com/227725408

 

Story

It all starts with your story. Your story is the heart of the fundraiser. It’s how your friends, your family, and your broader social network will understand and relate to your situation. We know that telling your story can be difficult and maybe even a bit intimidating, so we're here to help. Below is information to help you share the Girl Power Project and how it works. In addition, here are some tips to help you get started and how to write your story from Generosity.com's help center.

Why Girls?

She is at risk for dropping out of school early, sexual violence, forced child marriage, early pregnancy, complications during childbirth, and contracting HIV/AIDS. If she survives, she will raise her children in poverty and they, too, will face the same obstacles. And yet, girls have the potential to move themselves and their families into a healthier, more secure life. We are firm believers that by investing in empowering adolescent girls, we are supporting the most powerful force for change on the planet.

Adolescence is a critical juncture of life for a girl living in poverty:

  • Globally, 1/4 of a billion girls live in poverty. (SOURCE)
  • In sub-Saharan Africa, 1 in 5 girls do not make it to secondary school. (girleffect.org)
  • In central Uganda, nearly 50% of girls drop out of school by age 15. (Population Council 2013)
  • Each year, 50 million girls are married before the age of 18. (girlsnotbrides.org)
  • 25—50% of girls in developing countries give birth before age 18. (UN Population Fund)
  • Medical complications from pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death among girls ages 15-19, worldwide. (girleffect.org)
  • In central Uganda, 77% of reported child abuse is rape against girls. (ANPPCAN Uganda)

To dive deeper in the state of the girl in the developing world visit Why Girls? on our website.

About the Girl Power Project®

In response to the challenges that adolescent girls face living in poverty, Just Like My Child Foundation developed school-based curriculum to empower girls with the tools they need to stay in school and avoid child marriage, disease, early pregnancy, and violence. Girls aged 10-14 are receiving 60+ hours of workshops, camp, and club sessions taught by local mentors in their local primary schools over the course of two years in central Uganda. How it works:

STEP 1: Laying the Foundation
The Girl Power Project aims to reach 50-80% of girls aged 10-14 in a community with curriculum that's delivered through an intensive two year program. Before Just Like My Child Foundation introduces the Girl Power Project in a community, first everyone must have the knowledge that is needed to support empowered girls. First, a foundation is laid for girls' empowerment by: teaching communities about the law and human rights; documenting how many adolescent girls live in each community served by the Girl Power Project; and by signing an agreement with the community that proves everyone's commitment to supporting their daughters through the Girl Power Project.

STEP 2: One Year of Workshops
One year of workshops are held for girls, boys, and adults in each community. We work alongside primary school communities to create positive learning environments so girls can stay in school, learn, and excel. The discussion and understanding of essential social survival skills include self-esteem, communication skills, peer pressure, puberty and menstruation, and violence against girls. Girls also dive deeper into discussions about healthy relationships, sex education, HIV/AIDS, their individual rights and responsibilities, and leadership. Boys learn to become advocates for girls' empowerment by discussing puberty, gender roles, gender-based violence, decision-making, goal setting, and leadership. Trusted adults in the community learn the same curriculum that girls and boys learn, so they are equipped to support and mentor the children in their community.

Girls who excel in the first two workshops are chosen by their peers, teachers, and Girl Power Project Coordinators to attend a bonus workshop: Camp Girl Power. At Camp, girls receive advanced training to graduate the program as Girl Power Project Peer Mentors. These natural leaders learn how to be effective mentors and receive an AFRIpads Menstrual Kit, reusable menstrual pads that help girls maintain good hygiene and are critical for staying healthy and in school.

STEP 3: One Year of After-School Club Sessions
With help from local partners and trusted adults in the community, our program facilitators help girl Peer Mentors share what they have learned with others (including girls who do not attend school) through 12 monthly club sessions held at their local primary school after school hours. Each Club Session reinforces the curriculum covered in the first two workshops by supplementing girls' knowledge with additional skills and resources. Topics include:

Establishing girls-only safe spaces
Girls' and childrens' rights
Sexual and reproductive health rights
Financial literacy (how to save and budget money)
Civic education
Self defense
"Know Your Status" health outreach and testing

STEP 4: The Definition of Empowerment
The Girl Power Project believes that empowered women and girls have the ability to transform themselves and others, make decisions in every dimension of their lives, hold institutions accountable, shape the choices on offer, and believe they are entitled to do so.

To dive deeper in the Girl Power Project curriculum, visit the Girl Power Project on our website.

Donation Levels

There are many ways people can make an impact by giving. $30 is all it takes to reach one vulnerable adolescent girl through the Girl Power Project, so it's easy to see how a small donation can make a big difference. Here are some examples of how your money will be used:

$30 sends one girl to one workshop in the Girl Power Project.

$100 sends one girl to both workshops in the Girl Power Project AND helps lay the foundation for girls' empowerment in her whole community.

$200 sends one girl to both workshops in the Girl Power Project, helps lay the foundation for girls' empowerment in her community, AND sends her for advanced trainings at Camp Girl Power where she becomes a mentor for her peers.

$1,000 sends 10 girls to Camp Girl Power for advanced trainings so they can become peer mentors, equipped to share what they've learned with hundreds of other vulnerable girls in their communities.

$10,000 sponsors an entire Camp Girl Power for 100 girls who have excelled in both Girl Power Project workshops. This 2-day sleepover camp is a very special opportunity for girls to travel outside of their home village (for many of which it is the first time) to meet and connect with other girls like them. Together they receive advanced trainings and unprecedented camaraderie that creates a strong network of support -- between girls and adults -- between their local communities.

Funds

Please select the following to ensure that every dollar you raise goes directly to the Girl Power Project:

Funds Recipient = A Nonprofit
Check the following box: Yes, I am affiliated with the nonprofit and authorized to represent it.
Nonprofit Name: Just Like My Child Foundation
Tax ID (EIN for U.S. nonprofits) = 20-5264558
Legal First Name (Representative) = Vivian
Legal Last Name (Representative) = Glyck
Date of Birth = December 6, 1960
Country of Legal Residence (Representative) = United States

Just Like My Child Foundation, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the United States.
Employer Identification Number (EIN) 20-5264558 | PO Box 22025, San Diego, CA 92192-2025

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us at info@justlikemychild.org or by calling (858) 255-1264.

More Tips and Tools

More resources from Generosity.com:

Personal Fundraising Handbook
Download our how-to guide for more tips on running a successful fundraiser.

Media Awareness Guide
Learn how to connect with members of the press and spread the word.

Social Media Tips
Simple steps to help build your network and promote your fundraiser.

Promoting Your Fundraiser FAQs
Answers to all your questions about how to connect with your community.

We're here to help. If you have additional questions or need assistance, please contact us at info@justlikemychild.org or by calling (858) 255-1264.

Levels of Impact:

Over the next five years, JLMC is committed to reaching 20,000 vulnerable adolescent girls aged 10-14 in central Uganda. We are also committed to monitoring and evaluating our progress, so that the Girl Power Project curriculum can be scaled to reach more girls. With your help, JLMC can work towards reaching girls all around the world with this program.

$100 is all it takes to reach one vulnerable adolescent girl through the Girl Power Project, so it's easy to see how a small donation can make a big difference. Set your campaign goal to determine how many girls you will impact through your fundraising efforts. Here are some examples of how your money will be used:

$500

Send 10 girls to Camp Girl Power for advanced workshops and training where they'll become Peer Mentors and role models who will share their knowledge with hundreds of vulnerable girls in their communities.

$5,000

Sponsor a Camp Girl Power for 100 girls to come together for advanced workshops in a 2-day sleepover camp where they'll become mentors to their peers, equipped to share what they've learned with vulnerable girls in their communities.

$10,000

Bring the Girl Power Project to an entire community, reaching hundreds of girls and their family members.

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