Founded by : Blair Brettschneider
By : Gabby Capra
Girl Powers Story
Girl Power was founded in the year 2012 By a young lady named Blair Brettschneider. This orginization takes refugee girls in the Chicagoland area and provide them with mentorship, leadership oppurtunities, and educational programs. To further help these young girls become strong, independent, and confident leaders, in their line of work, families, and communities.
Blair founded this organization in 2012 because in the one year alone 60,000 people were admitted into the United States as refugees from many different countries. And with that came many opportunities for people to start a new life. They decided to specifically focus on girls because they face the most social isolation, responsibilities, and the least amount of resources and support, not to mention most refugees start out very poor and have no sense of a way to get out of that root. Therefore because of all of these issues that girls go through, they wanted to start an organization to help improve the lives of girls ages 12-21 so they can have a different future from the ones they had in there home country.