The idea started out simply: support girls who are the first in their family to graduate from high school (now in 11 countries!). We were on board with that, especially since the fundraising force was a powerful network of college women mainly in the USA. But nearly 10 years later, She’s the First is working to make sure that if a girl finishes high school and finds her voice that her community welcomes that voice. It’s important that girls are respected and have rights, and the presence of STF helps create better conditions for girls. We endorse founder Tammy Tibbetts’ leadership journey and applaud STF’s growth in vision and scope.