Hear My Voice

Encourages girls to use their voices to advocate for change

Hear My Voice is a program of advocacy training for adolescent girls coordinated by Timolynn Sams Sumter.  Working together girls define the issues that are important to them, hear from experts in each issue area and learn how they can make positive change happen. 

An initial core group of students identified the issues that were of paramount importance to them: reproductive health, rape and sexual violence and socio-economic issues such as the wage gap.


Designed to build character and self-esteem in girls, interaction with adults will reinforce advocacy skills and help develop a new generation of leaders.

Following expert-led sessions on reproductive rights with Patrice Sams- Abiodin and Joia Crear-Perry and on sexual violence facilitated by STAR, a session about Pay Equity: A Game Changer for Louisiana was held on November 11.  The fifth program in this Hear My Voice series is scheduled for December 2.


For more information on Hear My Voice please contact us.