Friday, October 05, 2007

21 Leaders and The Real Hot 100

One of my pet peeves are youth serving orgs that say youth can be the leaders of tomorrow, when so many young people are leading projects, organizations, and making social change happen.

However, i love, love, love organizations that recognize the contributions of young people, especially girls! I'm a big fan of both Womens E News and The Real Hot 100 because they recognize the difference that young people can make NOW. I've nominated teens and young women to both. You can too! Here's how:

Deadline: October 10 Womens e News 21 leaders for the 21st century. Prior winners have included Shelby Knox who, as a teenager and a devout Christian, learned about the problems of teen pregnancy and began advocating for comprehensive sex ed in the public schools of Texas and Estafania Alves who, also as a teenager, began a radio show in Boston that empowers and respects women.

To nominate someone you know: Send the following info to 21leaders@womensenews.org by midnight on October 10, 2007.

*The nominee's name, organization, title, e-mail address, phone number, fax number and postal address (cell too, if you have it.)
*Your name, relationship to the nominee, your e-mail address, phone number, fax number and postal address (also cell, if you have one.)
*A summary--of 200 words or less--of how this Leader has made a lasting impact on behalf of women.


Deadline: October 15 The Real Hot 100 is a smart sassy project started by a group of young women who wanted to recognize young women's smarts and creativity not their bodies with this annual list. Last year's list includes too many fabulous women to name. Check out their list and use their online form to nominate someone you know.

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