Los Angeles, CA, July 18, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Seven Summits Women Team, they are the first all-female climbing team setting out to climb the highest mountain on each continent. Currently, the group, composed entirely of women from Nepal, is in the US, having just climbed its 6th peak--Mt. McKinley/ Denali in Alaska. Since 2008, they have visited over 200 schools in Nepal, Australia, Russia, Tanzania, Argentina, and the United States and engaged hundreds of local women in outdoor activities in order to inspire them to participate in activities traditionally considered off limits to women. The team also promotes environmental conservation with the local communities they visit.
The seven members of the team come from diverse backgrounds, and use their personal stories of overcoming poverty and discrimination to inspire women and youth around the world.
EmpowHer Institute is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower marginalized teen girls by helping them gain the skills necessary through education, training and mentorship to seek fulfilling and productive lives. EmpowHer was asked by The International Visitors Council of Los Angeles (IVCLA), a non-profit organization that implements the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program of professional and cultural exchanges, to host The Seven Summits Women’s Team from Nepal. Additionally, U.S. Bank, a sponsor of EmpowHer, is co-hosting and inviting some of their employees to meet the group from Nepal.
For more information about EmpowHer Institute see our website: www.empowher.org or Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/EmpowherOrg
Please share the campaign we are hosting for them on our site: http://www.funddreamer.org/campaigns/the-seven-summits-womens-team
EmpowHer Institute is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization whose mission is to empower girls and young women by helping them gain the skills necessary through education, training and mentorship to seek fulfilling and productive lives. The goal is to reduce the high school dropout rate for low-income middle and high school girls who are at risk of educational failure due to teen pregnancy, truancy, and juvenile delinquency. The strategy is to provide sisterhood, relevant training, choice in decision-making, and to demonstrate resiliency as a means to overcome poverty and meaningfully serve their communities. To learn about future events and opportunities to volunteer or donate, please call or visit www.empowher.org.