Generation W.E.E.E (Gen W.E.E.E.) began as a concept derived from concern of discrimination, hate, and injustice in many societies around the globe. A group of friends and colleagues from Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York envisioned a platform, where resources and programs could be accessible without costs. They agreed that education could be used as a tool to create solutions to the vast problems in our world, shed light on issues that aren’t being discussed or are deemed “unimportant” and are being pushed aside, and to create a better future for our generation and the generations to come.
Serving as the “middle man” platform, Generation W.E.E.E aims to provide a plethora of accurate and useful resources and tools for girls and young women, which can be applied to everyday life. We encompass the values of EDUCATION, EMPOWERMENT, AND ENLIGHTENMENT in our work to alter perceptions and create long lasting change (Hence, why we have the 3 Es in our name).
Why did we choose to focus on girls? As Brigham Young once said, “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” Our organization’s focus is on girls because it is a common misconception that girls have the same issues as women. Education is key to empowering girls and young women, providing them with the confidence they need to be thriving members of society, which, in turn, benefits society as a whole.
The benefits of educating a girl are numerous, including: decrease in poverty, decrease in infant and maternal mortality, decrease in domestic and sexual violence, decrease in child marriages, safer sex, having smaller families, among many others.
To our present girls and future generations of women, know that knowledge is power and by being well-informed, you can improve your life and empower others to take action as well.
The Generation W.E.E.E Team