(PIX11) -- Six girl scouts from New Jersey were chosen to visit The White House and shoot a public service announcement with First Lady Michelle Obama. They attended a press conference with the President, for the launch of ‘Let Girls Learn’. The initiative is aimed at allowing girls worldwide to get an education.
“62 million girls don’t go to school around the world,” said 6th grader Samantha Schornstein.
“You have the right to be able to have an education,” said 7th grader Maleahjn Louis.
The girls were also honored for their accomplishments while in Washington, D.C.
10th grader Adelaide Ehlis was recognized for a non-profit she started while in 6th grade. She calls it ‘Soaps for Hope’. (http://www.etsy.com/shop/soapsforhopenj) She makes soap in her kitchen, sells it on Etsy, and uses the money to support orphaned girls at St. Clare’s Centre in Kenya. Speaking words of hope today, alongside the other girls, she said: “You may not get it tomorrow, but eventually you will be able to get educated.”
Donari Mosby, a 7th grader from Jersey City, was recognized for being able to sell over 10,000 girl scout cookies. Her family said they’ve had to rent a U-Haul in the past to deliver all her orders.
“Never let anyone tell you you can’t do something,” she said Saturday, “because you always can.”
First Lady Michelle Obama is working to spread the #LetGirlsLearn message. This week she took it to Cambodia, where she met with more young girls determined to pursue their dreams.