Joan Jett & Melissa Etheridge

Joan Jett & Melissa Etheridge have joined forces with our nonprofit, Girls Rising, to create grant awards to be given to students K-8 who have attended a Girls Rising event during the past school year! We are proud to announce that Allaina and Allyna James, two 8th graders at Finley Middle School in Glen Cove, NY will be the first recipients of these grant awards! 

The purpose of these grants is to remind girls to reach a helping hand out to those coming up behind them. The best way we can change the game and advance gender equality is to help other girls and women rise above adversity. Thanks to Joan and Melissa for aligning with this mission!

These two grants will be awarded at our first annual Girls Rising Game Changer Awards honoring 4x grammy nominated artist, TV host and entrepreneur Carnie Wilson on Friday night, June 29! Buy your tickets now to attend the Awards!