Published : Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 2:30 PM
Immaculate Heart Middle School students rallied their support for the #YesAllGirls campaign sponsored by The Malala Fund as the United Nations General Assembly this week opened its first-ever Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York City.
With 200 world leaders gathering for the meeting, activist and Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai called on girls everywhere to tweet photos with a sign bearing the hashtag #YesAllGirls. Those photos submitted to the Malala Fund were to be on display to remind leaders of the need for all girls to have 12 years of education, including every refugee child.
Immaculate Heart students took Yousafzai’s call to heart by creating a giant poster and then having the entire middle school community pose behind it.
Supporting the #YesAllGirls campaign is the school’s latest effort to back Zousafzai’s educational goals for young women. Last year, middle school students, teachers and their parents undertook a “one school – one book” reading of Yousafzai’s book “I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban.” The students also raised $500 by selling dozens of lollipops – called “Malalagrams” – for the Malala Fund, which works with global and local partners to deliver high-quality education to disadvantaged communities.
About Immaculate Heart
Founded in 1906, Immaculate Heart educates young women in grades sixth through 12th from its central location in the Los Feliz foothills near Griffith Park in Hollywood. The school has a long and distinguished history, with more than 10,000 graduates. Today’s student body of more than 700 young women is both geographically and ethnically diverse, drawing on students from throughout Los Angeles County. Last year, virtually 100 percent of Immaculate Heart graduates matriculated to colleges, including the most prestigious schools in the country.