Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Women and Girls Foundation has created a new program to encourage Allegheny County girls to pursue politics.
"GirlGov" will select 16 local ladies in grades 8-12; these young women will be given the opportunity to shadow a Pennsylvania representative March 8.
WGF Executive Director Heather Arnet says the program was developed by Allegheny County Change Agents, an active group of local teenage girls.
“They will be the selection panel. They will review the applications,” says Arnet. “The applications ask girls to talk about themselves, and share some ideas.”
Applications are due February 2. Those interested should visit the GirlGov website.