I so admire author Justina Chen Headley's efforts to engage this generation. She's traveling with Olympic Gold Medalist Hannah Teter to inspire girls to community service through the Girl Overboard Challenge Grants:
Burton Snowboards and Girl Overboard author Justina Chen Headley, in partnership with Youth Venture, are co-sponsoring the Go Overboard Challenge Grant to find the best youth-led ideas to change the world.
Commit to a cause you're already passionate about -- whether it's saving the environment, ending world hunger, or protecting endangered species. Olympic Gold medalist Hannah Teter, with the help of Green Mountain Sugar House, bottles Vermont-grown maple syrup-Hannah's Gold to earn money for AIDS orphans in Africa. Justina co-founded readergirlz -- an online book community -- to promote teen girl literacy. And Syrah in Girl Overboard spearheaded a huge snowboarding event to raise awareness for cancer. So think about a problem and figure out a solution!
Then tell us how you, your club, your team, or your entire school will Go Overboard. The best ideas will win one of the many Go Overboard Challenge Grants of up to $1,000 each. So get ready to change the world with your plans.BTW, Justina's YA novel Girl Overboard is a premiere Junior Guild selection!