We created Girls Health Champions because we believe in the promise and potential of youth. We built this organization as a platform to enable adolescents to take ownership of their own health, to re-shape the dialogue in their schools and in their communities, and build healthier, more equitable futures for themselves and their peers.
This is a youth-led movement, built one Champion at a time. We first came up with the idea for Girls Health Champions in 2016. As we were piloting our model, we knew we were onto something when our Champions kept asking us if they could be assigned to teach difficult topics like mental health and menstruation. Watching our Champions transform into leaders, mentors, and community health advocates inspires us to continue scaling the Girls Health Champions model worldwide.
Our work is driven by a few simple principles: we believe in doing things the right way; in an impactful, measurable way; and in a sustainable way. We believe in fostering deep ties to the communities and collaborators we are fortunate to partner with.
We hope you’ll join us as we train the next generation of health leaders globally through Girls Health Champions.