In 2013, United Way's Women's Leadership Council commissioned the reportSuccess on the Horizon. This report examines the challenges faced by girls in both growing up and completing high school. It also highlights the opportunities to overcome those challenges.
Investing in girl-specific resources in the areas of education, health services, reproductive health and financial literacy results in healthier, better educated and more economically powerful women. Not only does this benefit individual girls, it also helps their families and communities. Better educated girls grow up to be healthier women, decreasing the long-term risks to their children. Their children are also more likely to complete school themselves.