Since it’s Women’s History Month this March, we here at Doofl thought we’d highlight a charity that does more than its fair share for young girls all over: She’s The First – A Girl with an Education is UNSTOPPABLE!
She’s The First is a non-profit organization dedicated to sponsoring girls’ education in an effort to create “first generation graduates and our next generation of global leaders.”
It all started back in 2009, when YouTube and other social media sites were really taking the world by storm. Tammy Tibbetts had the idea to use social media to reach Millennials and get them passionate about girls’ education. After uploading just one YouTube video, she was already on her way.
Later moving to Facebook, Tammy came into contact with an eager Christen Brandt, who would go on to become her official business partner and co-founder of She’s The First! After both coincidentally winning scholarships from the New York Women in Communications organization, they were excited to pay their good fortune forward.
Though young and inexperienced, both Tammy and Christen had drive and determination and a personal connection to the mission at hand; they were both the first people in their families to graduate from college.
Through all their hard work and efforts, She’s The First currently sponsors 804 scholars in 10 different countries across the world. And on campuses all across the U.S. there are currently 216 “She’s The First” clubs raising money for these scholars by selling some fun-loving rainbow cupcakes. With 180 graduated scholars since 2010, Tammy and Christen have a lot to be proud of.