Natalie Portman Wants You to Free the Children

February 1, 2011 By:
Natalie Portman Wants You to Free the Children

Could Natalie Portman be any more perfect?

The mom-to-be has teamed up with Free the Children to help educate young girls about poverty in developing countries.

In the video posted on the official website, Natalie says, “With women comprising 70 percent of the world’s poor, investing in the education of girls is one of the best ways to end the cycle of poverty.

“I’m thrilled to be working with Free The Children and excited to see the ways in which youth throughout North America and the U.K. will be able to help send girls to school in Kenya, bringing them one step closer to achieving their dreams.”

Contest Rules:

If you’re between the ages of 13 and 21 and meet the eligibility requirements, you have from February 1st until May 1st, 2011 to raise funds for Kisaruni. In early May, the top five fundraisers will be asked to share why they think it’s important to empower the girls through education.

Winner Receives:

On June 1st , 2011 the winner will be announced and receive the Power of a Girl prize pack, which includes the floral Rodarte dress Natalie wore (see below) to the American Film Institute gala premiere of Black Swan. You get to travel to Kenya on a Me to We trip during summer of 2011, and much more!