I just now stumbled across this fantastic project happening right here in my hometown of Los Angeles. Shout-out to Secular Woman for pointing it out! It is a project that beautifully combines feminism, secular humanism and the ideals of equality. I have a feeling a lot of the readers here will like this project and I hope you will consider supporting it as well.
Women’s Leadership Project is a mentoring project for young women of color that uses a feminist and secular humanist curriculum to inspire, educate and empower young women to succeed.
In the words of one fantastic young woman involved with the project,
“…[WLP] is important to me because it lets young women like us know that we are more important than society expects us to be.”
The project needs just a little bit of funding to keep it going and you can learn more by going to the Start Some Good website but first take a look at their promo video.
The video for the project has some testimonial from inspiring young women and then an explanation of the project by Sikivu. It cuts of a bit abruptly at the end but you get the idea!
And for an even more in-depth explanation of the program, do check out the fabulous interview on Secular Woman about, The Women’s leadership Program.
They only need $3,000 to keep doing this great work. Did I mention that the majority of the women assisted by this program are the first in their family to attend college and some participants have received full scholarships thanks to the mentoring help they have received? Yeah, we can get behind this.
More info and the place where you can show your support are right here.