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“Doctor, lawyer, pilot.” – Kathy Calvin, UN Girl UP Campaign

“Today I am full of gratitude for those who make it more possible for girls the world over to receive a proper education.”

– Doc Meek, Fri, Aug 23, 2013, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA


Girl UpDoctor. Lawyer. Pilot. These were the dreams of young girls I met when I traveled to Liberia with the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign.These girls are full of potential, but poverty often works against them.  Many families can’t afford the school supplies and uniforms they need to send their daughters to school.  In fact, 40 percent of girls in Liberia 10-14 years of age have never received a formal education.Every girl deserves an education and the chance to follow her dreams.  As students in the U.S. return to class, will you help girls in Liberia do the same? Donate $10 by August 31 to help girls in Liberia get an education.

With support of people like you, Girl Up and the United Nations launched a program in Liberia in 2011 to provide adolescent girls with school supplies, basic literacy and math classes, skills training, and more.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 by August 31 so more girls in Liberia can receive these vital services.  Will you help us by donating $10 today?

Educating girls benefits us all: When a girl is educated, she can earn more, helping lift her family out of poverty, boosting her country’s economic growth, and contributing to a more stable and prosperous world.

It’s simple: Educating a girl can change her life and change our world.  Join me today in helping girls in Liberia get an education and pursue their dreams.

Thank you,

Kathy Calvin
President and CEO, United Nations Foundation
Follow me on Twitter: @Kathy_Calvin

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“Always advocate for educated Mothers.” – Doc Meek

Thursday, May 17, 2012. Today I am grateful for the United Nations “Girl Up” program, which helps girls worldwide to become educated adults and educated mothers. – Doc Meek

GirlUp | Uniting Girls to Change the World

“Uniting Girls to Change the World”

Hi Girls,

Happy Mother's Day from Girl UpMy mother is one of my biggest supporters and always encourages me to live out my dreams.

When I heard about the challenges other girls face around the world, my dream became to make things better for them.

Unfortunately, many girls in developing countries never get the chance to live out their dreams.

One in seven girls in these countries is forced to marry before she’s 15 years old — robbing her of the chance to go to school, making her more vulnerable to violence, and putting her at risk for health complications.

On Mother’s Day, and all days, share this email with a woman you care about in your life — together you can say I DO take a stand against child marriage.

Show your support by signing the Girl Up petition to end child marriage.

By signing on you are saying I DO want girls around the world to have the chance to live their dreams.

Because together we are stronger,

Avery McCall
Girl Up Teen Advisor

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Doc Meek, Thurs, May 17, 2012, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“Learn about GIRL UP from Gina.” ~ Doc Meek



I’m 16 years old. She’s 14. My name is Karina. Her name is Massa. I live in Carpinteria, California. She lives in Todee, Liberia. We’re half a world away and our lives are dramatically different, but we’re both girls who have our entire futures before us. READ MORE

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Monday, March 28, 2011. Today I am grateful for the Girl Up campaign by the United Nations Foundation. – Doc Meek

GilrUp | Uniting Girls to Change the World


See “Girl Up” video by Gina Reiss-Wilchins, Director of “Girl Up,” on YouTube:

Hi Doc Meek,

It’s taken me a few weeks to settle in at the UN Foundation, and now it’s finally time to introduce myself to you — I’m Gina, the new Girl Up Campaign Director! From the moment I heard about Girl Up and the amazing things you all are doing to unite for girls around the world, I was hooked and knew this was the job for me. Of course my 4-year-old daughter Dylan had to approve of the choice too, as you’ll see in the video below.

Girls across the world have dreams and goals just like my daughter does here in America. They want to go to school, be safe, stay healthy, and have a chance to grow up and be whatever they want to be. I am so excited to bring my experience and passion for empowering girls to Girl Up — I can’t wait to unite with YOU to build a generation of global leaders and philanthro-teens, all working to create a better world with the United Nations.

You’ve all done such inspiring work already, and I’m looking forward to the rest of 2011 and beyond with the Girl Up and UN Foundation teams, our Teen Advisors, Champions, partners, and YOU!

Thank you,

Gina Reiss-Wilchins, Director of Girl Up

P.S. I’d love to hear from you about how you’re supporting Girl Up and your ideas to make the campaign even better for you – send me an email or write me a note on the Girl Up Facebook page!


I did send Gina Reiss-Wilchins an email:

“Gina Reiss-Wilchins, Director of Girl Up” <>

Dear Gina,

I am delighted that you are promoting the “Girl Up”program.

I am delighted to be putting up “Girl Up” information on my blog website:

You can click on the specific post by title hereunder:

“Learn about GIRL UP from Gina.” ~ Doc Meek

This is the second posting of Girl Up on THE LEARNING CLINIC WORLDWIDE blog. Here is the first posting by title:

“Learn ‘Girl Up’ by the UN Foundation.” ~ Doc Meek

Blessings and Gratitudes,

Doc Meek

P.S. We all love seeing your 4-year old daughter Dylan on YouTube with you!

Doc Meek, Mon, Mar 28, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“Learn ‘Girl Up’ by the UN Foundation.” ~ Doc Meek

Pledge to Unite for Girls with Girl Up






Friday, February 11, 2011. Today I am grateful for people who are engaged in helping girls, not just complaining about their plight. Such a one is Kathy Calvin, CEO of the United Nations Foundation, from whom I received the following email recently.

Whole classrooms and whole schools could add their support to this UNF  “Girl Up” project:


The United Nations Foundation’s “Girl Up” campaign is a growing movement that is helping shine light on the needs of adolescent girls around the world. We were honored that TIME Magazine chose to highlight “Girl Up” in the February 14th issue, which is out [early]! The article addresses the need to focus more development aid on girls and recognizes those who are empowering teen girls to give back to the global community.

Advocating for women and girls has always been one of the United Nations Foundation’s top priorities. We believe that helping girls succeed is essential in the global drive to eliminate poverty and create a better, healthier, safer world. Studies have shown that an extra year of primary school boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10% to 20% and that an extra year of secondary school increases that statistic by 15% to 25% more. That’s why since our founding, we’ve donated more than $44 million to United Nations programs that support adolescent girls in the developing world, and why we launched the “Girl Up” campaign last year — a campaign that connects girls in the U.S. with their peers around the world.

I encourage you to read the article and share with friends, family and colleagues. And if you haven’t yet, sign our pledge at:

to lend your voice in uniting for girls around the world.

We’re not just investing in girls in other countries — we’re investing in girls in the U.S., too. Nancy Gibbs says it perfectly, “And one at a time, a rising generation of American girls helps create the next generation of leaders, for the coming quiet revolutions.”

Thank you for uniting with us,

Kathy Calvin, UN Foundation CEO …………………………………………………………………………………………..

Thank you, Kathy Calvin, for reminding us that one of the best investments we can make worldwide is girls!

Doc Meek, Friday, February 11, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

P.S. I was delighted to sign the pledge to help girls worldwide. It cost me nothing:

As mentioned above:

Whole classrooms and whole schools could add their support to this UNF  “Girl Up” project!

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