Article by Tori Hastings - Central Bucks South High School
Image by Emma Kienzle - Central Bucks South High School
Inspiring Teens Magazine - itmgz.com
Summer 2016 Issue
Emma started an amazing volunteer opportunity at Central Bucks South, read about it below!
Meet Emma! She is a junior at CB South who is interested in politics, history, and English. Emma is also a passionate feminist and believes feminism is important because it’s not acceptable to have people on this earth oppressed simply because of their gender. Fortunately, she has hope in our generation that the social, economic, and political inequalities of girls will get better.
Emma is contributing her part to this cause by creating her own club at South called Girls International. It is a club dedicated to raising money and awareness for girls’ and womens’ issues globally. More specifically, it focuses on girls getting a good education and the complications of child marriage. They work with organizations called Let Girls Learn and Girls Not Brides because they are trustful and working towards the same goals, just on a larger spectrum.
She goes on to say how successful this first year was for the club with raising hundreds of dollars in fundraisers and educating people on the horrific issues of child marriage and lack of education. To Emma, educating people is a big accomplishment because it raises awareness and sparks progress. The club is so successful due to Emma’s ambition and the excitement and dedication of its members at CB South.
The future of the club is looking bright as Emma plans to finish the year out strong with one final fundraiser. Next spring, you can expect to see a viewing event of a documentary called “Girls Rising” to touch on some other aspects of daily women’s issues from different parts of the world.
Emma’s life has been changed for the better since her creation of the club. She says it has been a rewarding experience to see the empathy others have for these issues and thinks everyone can agree that it has brought a group of people together that are positive and excited to help more. All of it has just made junior year that much more enjoyable.
The biggest impact people can make is by educating themselves on these topics and talk about them because people can’t discuss issues they don’t know exist. So, if you’re interested, go help out at Girls International! If not, or if you would like to do more, visit these sites to donate to the causes directly: whitehouse.gov/letgirlslearn and girlsnotbrides.com.