She’s the First is a non-profit organization that sponsors girls’ education with the goal of creating first generation graduates and our next generation of global leaders. Our official mission statement is as follows:
She’s the First sponsors girls’ education, giving them the chance to become the first in their families to graduate from secondary school. To fulfill this mission, She’s the First guides supporters to organize creative fundraisers and gives them a clearer understanding on complex global issues related to poverty.
Harnessing technology and social media, She’s the First is committed to connecting sponsors and scholars around the world in innovative, mutually beneficial ways to foster mentorship, philanthropy, equality, and leadership. Ultimately, our student leaders and scholars become the change agents who break cycles of generational poverty and transform our world.
Our educational philosophy is that quality always trumps quantity. We partner with organizations that believe the same. Each girl we sponsor is given multiple tools to ensure her success in this world, during and after her school years. Our scholars learn more than science and math; they learn how to apply their new skills to the world around them, encouraged by a support system every step of the way.
Currently, we are involved in ten countries and have sponsored 346 scholars, affording them 735 years of education. Through our 83 campus chapters, 400,000+ total student body reach and 22,000+ social media reach, we are dedicated to transforming girls’ lives to help them become the first to reach high school graduation, changing the trajectory of their lives. Our sponsored scholars gain more than tuition, uniforms, and food; they also gain dedicated mentorship, knowledge, real-world skill sets, and a rockstar support network.