GripTape Challenger Faith Herrera

Arvada, CO Challenge Topic: Improving the Growth in Girls’ Wrestling

“Wrestling has always been a male-dominant sport, but girls are starting to change the ‘boys only’ sport. Although women’s wrestling may have tremendously grown over the years, there is so much more room for growth. Through my GripTape Challenge … I was able to learn how to support and encourage girls to join or stick with wrestling — including myself.”

Ever heard a kid describe what high school is like? You’ll really want to get Alphina’s take.

Did you know that 350 young people are following us on Instagram? Why aren’t you? Check us out!

Wonder why we’re sharing all this?

Welcome to GripTape’s first-ever monthly newsletter!

“A bit about our program — the GripTape Learning Challenge is a call to action to youth ages 15–19 years old to design, create, and execute their own learning journeys. We give youth the opportunity and support to pursue what they’re passionate about. And we need your help to get the word out.

Our next Learning Challenge application opens on February 11, 2018! Anyone can apply! Share the opportunity with colleagues, friends, family — with anyone who knows a young person who has passions they want to pursue but without the resources to get there. Sign up to get reminders, and check out www.griptape.org to learn more about what past Challengers have done!

All the best, The GripTape Team

About GripTape

Grip tape is an anti-slip adhesive used by skateboarders to anchor themselves to their board so they can take control of where they want to go and how they want to get there. GripTape, the organization, gives young people the traction they need to seize control of their own learning, choose their purposes, and achieve their full potential. GripTape is an initiative of the America Achieves accelerator. Learn more at GripTape.org.