Utah is notorious for its lack of representation by women in politics. But we can change that by getting girls involved in civic engagement from an early age. Civic engagement helps strengthen our democracy, build more balanced and representative government and lead to participation in government and advocacy positions.
The Utah Women & Leadership Project has developed a list of resources to help families get their girls engaged via cool state and national opportunities like:
- Camp Congress
- Girls in Politics
- American Legion Girls State Program
- Teach a Girl to Lead
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Check out this fantastic list of ideas on how to get girls civically engaged and pick one opportunity to share with a girl you care about.
- Celebrate voting with your girls. With elections coming right up, now is an ideal time to teach girls about candidates, elections and the importance of casting a vote. Click here for tips, games and ideas to get your kids interested in voting.