US Educator Program
The US Educator Program brings Girl Rising’s powerful storytelling to the classroom, spurring students to see beyond their borders, value their education, think critically, and believe in their capacity to create change in their lives, their communities, and the world.
Girl Rising US Educator Program’s adaptable and flexible resources, designed for students in upper elementary through high school, have been used to teach subjects ranging from English to social studies to math to art. Whether in the classroom or as part of an extracurricular program, educators can teach directly from the materials, strengthen an existing lesson plan with select resources, or create a stimulating new unit.
Meet some of the talented passionate educators using Girl Rising's resources in innovated ways
Girl Rising US Educator FREE resources include:
Future Rising - Girls’ Education and Climate Change Girl Rising has joined with Take Action Global to co-create a climate action lesson for classrooms. The lesson helps students understand the relationship between gender equity and educational opportunity as related to climate change, and empowers students to take action toward gender equality and climate justice, as well as calls for collective action to protect the planet.
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Girl Rising aims to promote empathy among young people, spark their natural curiosity about the world, and inspire them to become global citizens and local change-makers.
“Girl Rising probably has had the greatest impact of anything I have ever taught because it teaches students about global citizenship, education rights, gender inequality, and how students are agents of change in their own lives, community and world.”
– Elise Regan, Sterling Middle School, Quincy MA
“I have seen my students think outside the box, make personal goals and strive to make a difference in their community because of what they have learned from Girl Rising.”
– Kelly Cassidy, Pepin Academy, Tampa FL
“Being able to work with the project has been one of the most meaningful and purposeful experiences that I’ve had as an educator and I believe in what each girl’s story embodies and stands for. Their voices and narratives need to be heard and I feel honored to be a part of making sure that this happens.”
– Kellie Thompson, YES Prep, Houston TX