THANK YOUR TEACHER
What teacher has inspired you most and why?
Congratulations to Our Winners—Taylor and Ms. Hillegonds!
Honorable Mentions You Should Watch
This challenge is now closed – THANK YOU to everyone who shared their stories, and congratulations to our winners!
Since 1984, May 4th-8th has been designated as Teacher Appreciation Week—a week to show thanks for the teachers and educators who work tirelessly to support students. Now, more than ever, our teachers have gone above and beyond the call of duty, contributing to the remote education of their students during this difficult time.
So, we thought: let’s invite girls worldwide to share which teacher has inspired them most. We’ll share those messages of thanks publicly, and select one teacher to win a $1,000 prize. There’s something in it for you, too—if we choose your video, you will get a $100 Visa gift card! Enter your video by 11:59 PM PST on May 24 to qualify.
Step One: Dig Deep
Think of which teacher has inspired you most during your time as a student (and why he/she has been so inspirational). This might be a classroom teacher, an administrator, or an after-school program director—teachers take many forms, and any employee of an educational institution or program qualifies!
Step Two: Lights, Camera, Action!
Record a selfie video or upload an edited clip that answers the question: What teacher has inspired you most, and why? Make sure to say their name, what they teach, and explain HOW they have inspired you. Your video can be up to 4 minutes long.
Step Three: #THANKATEACHER
When you’re finished recording, you’ll be asked to fill out our entry form and upload your video. THANK YOU–you’ve added your voice to the global Girls’ Voices community.
See What Girls Around the World Have to Say:
Gabriela from Oakland, California
Soha from Dhaka, Bangladesh
Celeste from Duncan, British Columbia
Johana from Brownsville, Texas
Guadalupe from Opelousas, Louisiana
Skyler from Merrick, New York
Savanna from Cincinnati, Ohio
Celeste from Coppell, Texas
Johanna from Budapest, Hungary
Pavithra from Fort Worth, Texas
Elizabeth from Ndola, Zambia
Giovana from Curitiba, Brazil
Anastasiia from Krakow, Poland
Shreya from Morganville, New Jersey
Audrey from Malvern, Arkansas
Marissa from Malvern, Arkansas
Educators: We offer a more in-depth experience for approved educators and districts to engage your students while they try to learn from home.
More About Girls’ Voices at Home
The coronavirus pandemic affects us all. Many of us are sheltering in place, and many of us are experiencing significant challenges. Globally, we are living this shared experience, but we are all experiencing it differently.
We believe in the power of personal storytelling and connection to get through challenging times. You have a voice. You have a story to tell. And we want to hear it.
Periodically, we will release a new prompt for you to submit a photo or video related to this material. Your stories will be shared here for others to see, and you’ll be able to see what other girls are sharing across the world. You’ll have a chance to win prizes and help other girls around the world.
So: go create! We can’t wait to see what you have to share.
LEARN & SHARE
Learn how to share your intention through photography, taught by Photojournalist Jess Obert.
Learn how to make your story come alive through videography, taught by filmmaker and human rights activist Rebecca Dharmapalan.
Share with your network to get more people involved in sharing the message of girls’ empowerment.
Help Girls Around the World
Many girls globally lack access to food and other basic supplies, including many of our Girls’ Voices scholars. You can help by sending meals to those in need.