Western Hills Students Educating Girls Across the Globe

An Educate A Girl, Educate A Nation poster Biede and Penar created.

An Educate A Girl, Educate A Nation poster Biede and Penar created.

Western Hills Elementary sixth-graders Jessica Biede and Rosie Penar want to educate girls around the world. To address education inequity, the friends started the Educate A Girl, Educate A Nation charity as an Extended Learning Program project.

“(We) wanted to do something that would enrich the community,” Biede said in an email.

Biede and Penar are working with the West Des Moines Community Schools Foundation to raise $550 to make education more accessible to their fellow girls. The funds raised will be used to send two girls in developing nations to school.

Help these sixth-graders “Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation”