Monday, August 4, 2008

The Girl Effect

Although this video speaks to the problems of women in developing countries, many of the issues it addresses are similar to those faced by young women in Youngstown. The United States Census indicates that Youngstown ranked 94th out of 100 cities, for numbers of women holding bachelor's degrees. In a study compiled by Biz Journals the best metro areas for women are San Francisco,Los Angeles,and New York City. This would be expected, however, Youngstown, Ohio ranked dead last even behind Toledo. This is not acceptable. The birth rate for teens between the ages of 15 and 17 has also increased. Please go here to make recommendations to Ohio's Anti-poverty Task Force.

This is just a brief reminder to support the young women of the world.

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