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"What we learn becomes a part of who we are."

No one can ever take your education or your experiences away from you, so always keep striving to grow and remember that life is the ultimate classroom. To help you get started on your journey, here are some of our favorite things that we hope will challenge you to be curious, feel deeply, think bigger, and take action.

BOOKS AND VIDEOS

smart girl's guide to going vegetarian

The Smart Girl's Guide to Going Vegetarian: How to Look Great, Feel Fabulous, and Be a Better You, by Rachel Meltzer Warren, MS, RDN

If you're thinking about becoming a vegetarian, learn about the options that are out there and which approach is right for you. 

food rules

Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, by Michael Pollan

64 simple principles for food that make knowing what to choose a lot less complicated and eating food more enjoyable. 

intuitive eating

Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works, by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD, and Elyse Resch, MS, RD, FADA, CEDRD

Tools and strategies for learning to tune in to your body's signals, trust yourself, and heal your relationship with food, for good.

you are what you retweet

You Are What You Retweet: 140 Social Media Rules to Eat By, by Jenny Westerkamp, RD

Improve your social media etiquette and your eating habits at the same time with tips and strategies that are double-tap worthy.

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I AM THAT GIRL: How to Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose and #bethatgirl, by Alexis Jones

Inspiration for girls everywhere to rise above the feeling of "I'm not good enough" and believe that you are capable of making your wildest dreams come true.

I Am Malala

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

The story of one girl's survival against incredible odds and her fight to change the world through education, compassion, and peace.

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If You Feel Too Much: Thoughts on Things Found and Lost and Hoped For, by Jamie Tworkowski

A series of writing from the founder of the non-profit To Write Love on Her Arms, featuring the story of the same name that launched the TWLOHA movement.

The Opposite of Loneliness

The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories, by Marina Keegan

A collection of essays and stories that capture the feelings of youth, possibility, and hope among today's teens and twentysomethings.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, by Sean Covey

A guide that will teach you how to deal with challenges, go for your goals, and help you not just survive, but thrive as a teen in today's world.

Success Principles for Teens

The Success Principles for Teens: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, by Jack Canfield and Kent Healy

If you have a goal you're trying to accomplish or a dream you want to follow, these tried-and-true strategies will help you get there.

introvert power

Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life is Your Hidden Strength, by Laurie Helgoe, PhD

If you identify as an introvert, learn how to embrace the qualities that define you and live life as your most authentic self.

The Mindful Teen

 

The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time, by Dzung X. Vo, MD, FAAP

This guide is designed to help you deal with life's stressors in a positive way that will provide both immediate and long-term benefits to your well-being.

 

Fed Up film

Fed Up

This documentary provides an eye-opening look at the damage the food industry is causing to our health and makes a case that it's time to fight back. 

forks over knives

 

Forks Over Knives

This documentary introduces the idea of a plant-based way of eating and shows evidence that food really is the best form of medicine when it comes to solving many of our health problems.

Miss Representation

Miss Representation

This documentary explores the objectification of women in the media and how it contributes to the lack of women in positions of power and leadership. 

Makers- Women Who Make America

Makers: Women Who Make America

This documentary looks at the inspiring history of the women's movement and feminism in America, where it all stands today, and where it is hoped to go.

WEBSITES

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Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

Smart Girls is a community for girls where intelligence and imagination are celebrated. Their motto is "change the world by being yourself."

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Rookie

Rookie is an online magazine for teens featuring writing and artwork that covers everything from teen life to pop culture to feminism and just about everything else in between.

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DoSomething.org

DoSomething.org is a global organization for young people looking to make a difference in the world through local and online campaigns.

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I AM THAT GIRL

I AM THAT GIRL is an empowering community that provides a safe space for girls to be themselves, share their voices, and inspire each other, both online and IRL.

she's the first

She's the First

She's the First gives girls in low-income countries the opportunity to go to school. Get involved by donating your time and skills, fundraising, starting a campus chapter and more to support girls' education.

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Girl Up

Girl Up is an organization that advocates for the health, safety, education and leadership of girls in developing countries. Join the movement by becoming a teen advisor, starting a local chapter, fundraising, and more.

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Beauty Redefined

Beauty Redefined is working to promote positive body image and expose harmful media messages that influence girls and women.

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Healthy is the new Skinny

Healthy is the new Skinny believes that all bodies are beautiful and inspires girls to focus on living a healthy lifestyle that they enjoy.

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CHAARG

CHAARG stands for Changing Health, Attitudes, + Actions to Recreate Girls, and they are dedicated to helping college girls "find their fit" through local chapters and an online community.

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Kind Campaign

The Kind Campaign's mission is to put an end to girl-against-girl bullying and encourage acting with kindness and acceptance instead.

girls for a change

Girls For A Change

Girls For A Change is inspiring teen girls to become social change agents through mentorship with adult coaches and opportunities to design and implement projects that tackle issues in their own communities. 

girls who code

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is educating and inspiring girls to pursue careers in technology and engineering by providing them with skills, resources, and community.

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This Girl Can

This Girl Can is a body-positive campaign from Sport England that is celebrating women and girls of all ages, shapes and sizes who move their bodies through physical activity and sports.

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TEEN LINE

TEEN LINE is a safe space where you can call or text to speak with a teen volunteer who understands what you're going through and can help you work through your problems.

we day

We Day

We Day is a movement that is empowering a new generation of global citizens to advocate for social change through education, leadership and events.

girls on the run

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is an organization dedicated to empowering girls through community-based running programs that teach teamwork, inspire confidence, and promote the importance of health and fitness for life.

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The Representation Project

The Representation Project is dedicated to fighting against limiting stereotypes portrayed in the media so that everyone can live to their full potential.

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To Write Love on Her Arms

TWLOHA provides hope and help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. They share uplifting messages and stories to show that there are better days ahead, and you are not alone.

MOBILE APPS

Food Scores

Food Scores

Scan barcodes and get food ratings based on nutritional quality, safety of ingredients, and degree of processing.

Dirty Dozen

Dirty Dozen

View the dirty dozen and clean fifteen lists while shopping to see the most and least pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables.

Skin Deep

Skin Deep

Scan barcodes to view safety ratings of beauty products based on the hazard levels of ingredients.

smiling mind

Smiling Mind

Easy guided meditations that incorporate breathing and mindfulness to help you put a smile on your face and mind.

Juice

Juice

A customizable energy tracker that shows you the connection between your daily habits and your energy levels.

happier

Happier

Free courses on happiness, gratitude, stress reduction and more, plus a community forum for sharing positive thoughts and inspiration.

stop breathe and think

Stop, Breathe & Think

A guide on learning how to meditate plus guided meditations for you to practice with a progress tracker.

Seconds

Seconds

A customizable workout timer that's great for creating your own cardio, interval, and HIIT workouts.