ForUsGirls is an international organization committed to the acceptance, celebration, and development of unique, fierce and daring young women. We create safe spaces for marginalized girls to be their authentic selves and to live their full potential. We work within a feminist, inclusive, sustainable framework. We value teamwork, creativity, and innovation as strong pillars of women's and girls empowerment.
ForUsGirls was started in the Spring of 2015 as a community initiative with its "Brunch With Us" program for marginalized girls aged 10-17. We are committed to the celebration, acceptance, and development of unique, fierce and daring marginalized girls aged 13-17. Since it has grown into a community organization, high school girls' club, and international foundation empowering young women and girls across North America and the Caribbean.
We have received international recognition from UN Goodwill Ambassador, Advocate and Actress Emma Watson, UN Women, Vanity Fair, One Young World Organization and locally, Global News Montreal for its grassroots approach to developing young feminist minds. Over the course of 2 years, ForUsGirls have seen a tremendous impact in the lives of over 3,000 girls we have worked with. Support us as we strive to make a greater impact in Montreal, Canada, and the world by educating, engaging and empowering young feminist leaders.
Your support will provide school supplies to 6 primary schools in Jamaica, establish a scholarship fund for girls in Montreal; empowerment and leadership workshops and local programming.
Meet the Founder
Every movement, idea, and brand starts with a thought, an inspiration, and a vision. Meet the powerhouse woman behind the founding of ForUsGirls.
Founder & President
Jamaican born. Raised in Kitchener. Educated at the University of Ottawa and Concordia University. Fashionista. Innovator. Mentor. Visionary. Motivator. Lover of travel and Seafood.
Aminka Belvitt recognized the lack of mentorship and feminist leadership programs for marginalized girls in Montreal and across Canada. Her vision, to create a community program to celebrate the uniqueness of all girls, especially visible minorities to develop them as feminists community and global leaders, to affect positive change in their communities. It has since grown into an international community foundation.
In 2016, this fierce leader was selected as a recipient of the Emma Watson Gender Equality scholarship by the One Young World organization and featured in Vanity Fair International for her years of advocating for gender equality and women's empowerment. In addition, to her role as a One Young World Ambassador, she is a Champion of Change 2016-2017 alumni with Empower Women UN Women, a Global Peace Index Ambassador with the Institute for Economics & Peace and recently a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum Montreal Hub.
She balances her time between the ForUsGirls Foundation and managing her new tech start-up Wofemtech Solution and her small business, Belvitt Consulting & Marketing Services.
ForUsGirls, is her ideal vision for the world, a world where all women and girls can achieve their goals and dreams with style, flare and a little attitude in the same respect as men.
She is available for facilitation, workshops and speakings engagements. All proceeds benefit the ForUsGirls Foundation.
Watch her latest interview with Global Montreal News with Laura Costella.
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Support us as we move our vision forward to educate and engage marginalized girls and young women. Impact a girl's life today.