Jane The Virgin has a couple of new partners. The CW comedy is teaming with the White House and Peace Corps to support “Let Girls Learn,” a government-wide initiative launched by President Obama and the First Lady that’s focused on educating adolescent girls around the world. Golden Globe-winning Virgin star Gina Rodriguez has filmed a PSA for the drive, whose goal is to get more than 62 million girls who are denied access to education to go to school and stay in school.
“We are honored to partner with the White House and the Peace Corps to support ‘Let Girls Learn,’ an initiative with the power to change millions of lives across the globe,” said the CW President Mark Pedowitz. “It is so exciting that we have the opportunity to really create positive social impact, and we know that Jane The Virgin can raise awareness about this important issue in a fun and informative way.”
In her CW-produced “62 Million Girls” PSA (watch it above), Rodriguez encourages audiences to speak out for girls who are being denied an education by joining the #62MillionGirls conversation online. This includes visiting the Girl Rising’s 62 Million Girls website in support of Let Girls Learn and asking viewers to share more about their personal education experiences.
“I am absolutely thrilled that the CW Network, CBS Television Studios and their star, Gina Rodriguez, are shining a spotlight on the 62 million girls worldwide who are out of school and doing their part to help give those girls the education they need and deserve,” said First Lady Michelle Obama.