Être Tip: Listen to Everyone!
Okay, you'll always wind up with one or two favorite sites (theSkimm and HuffPost are 2 of our never-miss-it morning reads), but it's vital to read a variety of news sources. Listen to everyone. Don't just get the facts - be attuned to the nuance behind the news. Most journalists have opinions...keep that in mind as you start to form your own. You can read more about this in our HuffPost piece below!
Part of joining the uber-informed crowd is being free to change your mind. The more you learn, the more you might be able to see the opposing view. That's not flip-flopping. That's called developing your
You may find, after getting familiar with the issues, that your views differ from those of your family or teachers. That's ok too. Respectful differences of opinion founded this nation - just remember, the respectful part is key.
Sometimes, you need your news to be a little more interactive. We know. Solution? Say hello to your own virtual field trips...
PBS Virtual Field Trips Have a social studies report due on Monticello & want to really see what it's like? Dying to tour the Capitol or visit Mt. Vernon? Click through these interactive PBS field trips & feel like you're standing with the founders!
The data behind the news really matters!
Hey Êtregirls, r u interested in news that relates to girls around the world? Want 2 know what's going on with your peers in other countries? No Ceilings sent Être this amazing report - with 850,000 data points from 190 countries! All the data...all the news...all related to girls across the globe!
We love to know what's going on!
We can't help it...we're unapologetic news junkies. We like to keep our fingers on the pulse of what's happening in the world, and these are some of our favorite sites that help us do just that. They're ridiculously helpful.
Recap - Être Event!
We had the greatest time with our BFFs at Girls In Politics who joined us for an amazing day! Click here 2 see all the photos & campaign posters - and read our HuffPost article above 2 #BeOnTheBallot!
Pssst! Think more teens, and more girls in particular, should be interested in politics? Well, so do we! Check out these links and start dreaming up your campaign slogan:
She Should Run
Focused purely on inspiring women and girls to run for political office, She Should Run wants girls just like you to get involved, get connected and get ready to be on a ballot! As they say: #YouCanBeAnything
Run for Something
Designed to recruit and support talented progressives for roles in government; think young, scrappy outsiders jumping in the political ring. Sound like you? Get jumping!
A non-partisan group that has trained over 10,000 young women to lead in politics! Check out their alum showcases, their Young Women To Watch Awards and, our favorite, their #ILookLikeAPolitician movement!
All In Together
Picture an amazing, non-partisan organization committed to finding innovative solutions to advance the progress of women's political and civic leadership in the U.S. Now picture great research & articles from news sources as varied as CNN, Fox, Forbes & Marie Claire - all designed to keep you in the loop...and someday on the ticket!
Now meet our NEW friends at Ignite! They are building a pipeline - really a movement - of young women ready 2 B the next generation of political leaders! Non-partisan & inspirational - you'll want 2 B BFFs with them too!
Finally, with non-partisan programs for girls ages 8-17, our smart friends at #GIP know it ALL! Here's a picture of some of Être's GIP campaign posters...VOTE 4 US!