As the largest, most successful girl leadership development organization in the world, we know that when girls thrive, the world does too. So naturally, Girl Scouts were excited to attend this incredible event and support First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative, #LetGirlsLearn to raise awareness about the importance of girls’ education around the world.
.@GirlScouts from across New York City are here today to celebrate #LetGirlsLearn! 👭 pic.twitter.com/kyQjKuo214— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) September 19, 2016
When you #LetGirlsLearn, they change the world. @GirlScoutsNYC is here to represent and support @FLOTUS! pic.twitter.com/w31C5J3B12— Girl Scouts (@girlscouts) September 19, 2016
The Broadway spectacle brought supporters of the #LetGirlsLearn initiative together to help girls attain a quality education that empowers them to reach their full potential. The star-studded event, emceed by comedian and late-night television host Stephen Colbert, kicked off with a performance by the cast of Beautiful.
We're honored to get the earth moving today with @MichelleObama & 50+ spouses of chiefs of state for #LetGirlsLearn! pic.twitter.com/ZV4LzVB6PJ— Beautiful Broadway (@BeautifulOnBway) September 19, 2016
Soon after, the First Lady took to the stage to welcome attendees and tell why she’s personally vested in addressing the challenges girls all over the world face in attaining a quality education.
"For me, this issue has always been personal." -The First Lady on the barriers facing girls' education around the world. #LetGirlsLearn— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) September 19, 2016
"It gave me the confidence to pursue my ambitions and make my voice heard in the world." -The First Lady on her education. #LetGirlsLearn— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) September 19, 2016
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan and the First Lady of Malawi, Dr. Gertrude Mutharika, then took the stage to share their support of #LetGirlsLearn and to introduce three amazing young women who are already making a difference for girls in their countries—Noor Abu Ghazaleh of Jordan, Summyka Qadir of Pakistan, and Halima Robert of Malawi.
We're spending the day with these lovely ladies who will be speaking on behalf of #LetGirlsLearn & @USAID tonight! pic.twitter.com/nbmbpeE3Hv— HelloGiggles.com (@hellogiggles) September 19, 2016
Other event highlights:
Ready to see @FLOTUS and others at @_LETGIRLSLEARN event to celebrate the power of an educated girl. #UNGA71 pic.twitter.com/BUKTRWE4MQ— Girls Inc. (@girls_inc) September 19, 2016
"We have so much more power than we think." - @FLOTUS, on how we each have a role to play to #LetGirlsLearn— Girl Rising (@girlrising) September 19, 2016
"A no may be not now." @remawebb reminds @girlscouts to "Never give up on your dreams." pic.twitter.com/cuoPVFIoMX— Girl Scouts (@girlscouts) September 19, 2016