Who says youth can’t have a say in politics?
The SMARRTT Girl Up Club in Denver, Colorado, knows how to spark creativity in the surrounding community and accomplish big things. Led by President Kennede Reese, the club has already recruited 15 dedicated, passionate members – and the club was only started in June!
Even though all SMARRTT Girl Up Club members are under the age of 18 and cannot vote, they confidently believe that they deserve to have a voice in politics. As the youth truism goes, “nothing for us, without us!” That’s why club members have written letters to their members of Congress about the Girls Count Act of 2013, a bill that will help ensure adolescent girls in developing countries are counted and supported. Kennede has also helped the club set up meetings with a Colorado senator.
OK, so that’s a lot of work to do in only a few months, but SMARRTT Girl Up Club didn’t stop there. They also launched an awesome Facebook page, engaged in extraordinary social media outreach, and have challenged those living across the metro Denver area to participate in a “Change for Change” drive by putting their spare change in various collection jars in the area for Girl Up.
These teens have already made a huge impact in such a short period of time, and that’s why SMARRTT Girl Up Club was our August 2013 Club of the Month!