Sarah is a longtime champion of girls and women, as she believes they are central to poverty eradication, community empowerment and economic growth. In 2012, she founded Girls Health Ed, a community-based nonprofit organization, which provides comprehensive health education to girls and young women ages 8 to 17 with the goal of helping them make empowered, lifelong decisions.

Girls Health Ed’s 40+ Teaching Fellows use an original curriculum created by healthcare and education professionals and its after-school program is currently operating in 6 cities throughout the United States, and in Kenya in partnership with the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation. The organization has reached over 1,500 girls and young women to date.

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