Guest Blogger: Cheryl Tibbetts
What’s it like looking at She’s The First through a Mom’s eyes? Imagine looking into a kaleidoscope and seeing all these beautiful colors that all come together to create a beautiful masterpiece. The beautiful colors being all the young women that work endless hours to promote, fundraise and make STF the success it is today; the masterpiece being all the girls whose education is sponsored from all their dedicated work.
Being Mom of the founder of STF, I had the opportunity to watch STF grow from an idea into reality. I am so proud, not only of all Tammy has accomplished, but all the other young women and teens who have come forward to support the cause. Together all their talent and dedication has made STF what it is today.
I enjoy seeing pictures and hearing from the girls that STF sponsors. They all have a story to tell and through their letters we gain a better understanding of their culture and see their eagerness to learn so they can turn their dreams into reality. Meanwhile back in the US, college students/young women come up with creative fun fundraising ideas; from vintage clothing sales, making awesome videos to enter into contests, poker night, selling tie dyed cupcakes, just to name a few; all to raise money for these girls who otherwise would not be able to afford an education on their own.
Thank you STF for opening my eyes to the importance of education. It is something that we take for granted here in the US. Continue to grow and inspire us all to change the world – one girl at a time. Each and every one of us can play a part, no matter how big or small, no matter what our age.
This Friday I will be attending my first Girls Who Rock Concert and I am really excited! Although I have to admit, at 53 I think I am going to feel just a bit out of place. But we are all in it for the same reason – to support girls’ education. So come on all moms, dads and grandparents – lets party for this great cause!
Every time I see the words “What are you the first to do?” on the STF homepage, I always wonder – just what am I the first to do? I could never quite come up with an answer, until now…I’m the first STF Mom to guest write a blog!
-Guest Blog post by Cheryl Tibbetts
Cheryl Tibbetts is the proud mother of Tammy Tibbetts, She’s the First founder, and Shelley Tibbetts, She’s the First/Girls Who Rock Twitter rockstar.
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