Expanding Lives is a nonprofit that provides education and leadership experiences to young women in West Africa and young people in the United States.

How we do it:

1. Leadership conferences in the US for intelligent, but disadvantaged, young women from Africa.
2. Follow-up with educational and project support in their home countries.
3. Guided opportunities for American students to enhance global and local problem-solving capacities.

Expanding Lives is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit, founded in 2007. The organization operates on global research that shows strengthening girls' education is the best return on a development dollar. Our resources help build skills in young women from Niger and Benin and allow them to determine how they will lead their community into the future.