While Chicago is big and contains many neighborhoods,one standout is the city just north of Chicago city limits: Evanston. And while many people forget about the existence of Evanston at times,there are always good things happening in the small city. Most recently,the feel good story out of Evanston has involved a teenager who started a fundraiser focused on girls’ education. The teen,who lives in Evanston near short term rentals and just steps from Downtown Chicago,has wanted to do something like this for awhile.
After visiting Belize,15-year-old Brynn Aaronson was struck by how poor the education system was there,especially for girls like her. Only half of girls nationwide go to high school there,and it inspired Brynn to start her fundraising effort under the name of “Educate Girls Everywhere.” The organization has a simple goal,and it’s to raise awareness and funds at organizations around the world in order to help fulfill their promise to educate girls everywhere.
The first campaign that is being launched by Educate Girls Everywhere will be an online fundraiser called Change Her World,and it will run for at least one month. Money raised during this period will benefit the Campaign For Female Education,a non-profit that focuses on work in Zambia,a country where many girls are excluded from education opportunities because of poverty.
Only when I saw firsthand how many girls in Belize were not getting educated past primary school did I realize how lucky I am to have the constant opportunity to learn here in the United States,” Brynn told a reporter. “The girls I met â all they wanted was to be able to learn. Their dream was to get an education. To become a doctor,or a teacher. To work in their community to make a difference for the people they love. Their dream felt unreachable. I wanted to help.”