The Circle of Sisterhood shines light on the importance of education for girls and women worldwide. Educated women are more prosperous, healthier, and happier. The knowledge that comes with education gives them to power to be whatever they want to be. There is also power in numbers, which is why CofS volunteer, Avery Moses actively supports the organization. She knows that the power of the sorority community coming together can evoke change around the world by educating girls during their formative years. She fell in love with CofS when she was involved as an undergraduate and continued volunteering after graduation.
“The organization ensures that girls have access to education, something I once took for granted,” Avery said. “As a fraternity/sorority advisor, I am SO proud of my Panhellenic women for supporting CofS and funding a school build in Malawi this past summer!”
Avery’s excitement is contagious as she uses her voice to help other campuses get involved at a level that will make an impact. She’s supported 18 campuses and presented at two regional conferences where she shares the tips and tricks she learned that help these communities with engagement, fundraising and overall belief in the mission of CofS. When these women hear directly from volunteers like Avery, they can see how they can help make a difference. They know that their talent and time is needed for continued growth and impact for these girls and women.
Avery also feels empowered when she gets in a room with these amazing women. Even though she’s telling them about CofS, having conversations about #GRLPWR like her program earlier this year leaves her feeling even more excited about making change. She can feel the power in the room. She remembers what it was like to be on the other side when she first heard founder, Ginny Carroll, speak about CofS when she was an undergraduate in 2014. After hearing Carroll’s story, Avery instantly knew that she wanted to be part of what Ginny was building with CofS.
Now when Avery is speaking with these rooms full of women about getting involved like she did, she said the conversation points are simple:
- Do you/did you attend college? (Pause while she waits for them to answer “Yes.”)
- Was your sorority membership one of the best/most impactful experiences? (Pause while she waits for them to answer “Yes.”)
- Do you want others to have similar opportunities and access to education? (Pause while she waits for that third “Yes.”)
Hearing those answers gets Avery excited to bring them on board to create opportunities for girls and women by removing the barriers to education. She wants these women to know they are fortunate for what they have because of the women who came before them. Avery shares her story so no one takes their education and their power for granted. Instead, she wants them to join in the CofS mission to make an impact that will be seen now and also in the women who come after them.
We hope you will join Avery, the board of trustees, staff, volunteers, and donors in supporting CofS, especially during these difficult times, in donating on CofS’ Day of Giving on September 30th. You can donate here. As CofS shares more stories like Avery’s leading up to its Day of Giving, be sure to join the conversation by tagging CofS on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter, as well as use #BeHerHero to come together as we work to open doors to opportunity through education.