Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 17, 2012
Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, and CLEAN & CLEAR® have partnered together to help girls in Guatemala receive an education. While American teens get ready for the school year, the partnership is providing opportunities for them to become Philanthro-teens to help their sisters overseas. From mid-July through early September, Girl Up and CLEAN & CLEAR® are providing an exclusive offer available only at Target stores for back-to-school shoppers. Consumers that buy any two CLEAN & CLEAR® products will receive a special Girl Up tote bag. With every tote bag, customers are supporting United Nations programs in Guatemala that focus on education.
The CLEAN & CLEAR® brand, a global leader in teen skincare, is partnering with Girl Up to connect girls in the United States with girls across the globe. Understanding that teens have the power to change the world, this partnership is devoted to building a network of friendships and a generation of female leaders.
“A highlight of our partnership with CLEAN & CLEAR® is the back-to-school promotion at Target. In this role, CLEAN & CLEAR® is playing a crucial part in bringing attention to the importance of educating girls everywhere,” said Elizabeth Gore, the UN Foundation’s Vice President of Partnerships. “This promotion will empower millions of U.S. teens to help girls around the world.”
Not all girls have the chance to go to school. For girls in developing countries, going to school is often more than just an opportunity to be educated – it can mean avoiding early marriage, becoming more involved in the community, and getting a job that otherwise would not be possible.
In Guatemala, more than 2 million children do not attend school and only 1 in 10 girls are enrolled in secondary education. Of Guatemalan teen girls, 14% have had no education at all.
Through the back-to-school promotion, the CLEAN & CLEAR® partnership with Girl Up is raising awareness of UN programs in Guatemala. These programs help girls stay in school; create safe spaces for girls to gather in their communities and gain practical skills and social networks; and provide training for older adolescent girls to become mentors for other girls.
About Girl Up
Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, gives American girls ages 13-18 the opportunity to channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. Through Girl Up’s support, girls have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders. Go to GirlUp.org to learn more.
About the United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals. For more information, visit http://www.unfoundation.org.
About the CLEAN & CLEAR® Brand
The CLEAN & CLEAR® Brand, one of the brands of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., has a strong and successful heritage in answering the skin care needs of young women. The line includes more than forty products to help maintain clean, noticeably clear, beautiful skin, and complement the lifestyles of young women. CLEAN & CLEAR® Skincare is committed to understanding its consumers and delivering solutions to meet their needs with the most innovative skincare technology. A global skincare brand, CLEAN & CLEAR® Skincare is currently available in 90 countries such as Australia, Brazil, China and Poland. For more information about the CLEAN & CLEAR® Brand and its product offerings visit http://www.cleanandclear.com.