On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
On October 12, 2016, Whistler, BC will celebrate the International Day of the Girl: Sparkle and Grit. This day is not just about or for girls – this day is about raising the awareness of everyone that we must invest in all youth. Change our attitudes to grow a strong and vibrant community.
This celebration this year is smartly named “Sparkle and Grit”. I love meeting people with ideas – ideas they believe in – you can “see” the idea sparkling in their eye. They see it. They can so easily describe it. Lots of people have sparkle but not all people have the grit to get it done.
I recently read Angela Duckworth’s book “GRIT”. ...