Celebrating International Day of the Girl Around the World

In celebration of the International Day of the Girl, Columbus School for Girls middle school students hosted Google hangouts throughout the day (October 11) to connect classrooms of girls around the world on the topic of GIRLS! Twenty-one schools participated in six different chats, representing 12 U.S. states and 4 Canadian provinces. Sessions offered students an opportunity to learn about life across borders and continents, favorite music, traditions, school subjects, and how life as a girl may be represented differently or the same. In addition, students discussed this year’s International Day of the Girl theme #justiceforgirls and the ways in which we stand up to injustice against girls.

Students walked away inspired to take a stand against injustice and to continue the connections with schools from around the globe.

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