An Opportunity for Girls Like You

GIRLS: Enter the Be Heard! Sounding Board Contest. Hurry. And grab your parents! The deadline to apply is August 31, 2009, and a parent/caregiver must read the information in the application package and sign the parent/caregiver consent form. For more information visit

– Do you know a girl who is 9 to 14 years old?

– Is she outgoing, passionate, and active in school or her community?

– Does she stay on top of what’s going on in her world and love to talk to others about it?

If you answered yes to any of these questions OR if you are that girl, listen up! is giving girls ages 9 to 14 a chance to be a member of their national Sounding Board — a group of girls who share their opinions about everything from what’s going on in their lives to what’s new on our web site.

Selected participants will be part of girls-only blogs, chats, and e-mails where their opinions matter and where their voices will be heard. They’ll also win great prizes like backpacks, t-shirts, and baseball hats for participating in the activities. The more you participate, the more you could win!

For more information on the Be Heard contest, visit


The mission of, developed by the Office on Women’s Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, is to promote healthy, positive behaviors in girls between the ages of 10 and 16. The site gives girls reliable, useful information on the health issues they will face as they become young women, and tips on handling relationships with family and friends, at school and at home.


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