BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – This week, people around the world are celebrating International Day of the Girl.
It was created by the United Nations to empower girls and support their rights worldwide.
In Buffalo, a teen is marking the day by giving back.
Zandra Cunningham is hosting a free event this weekend to empower local girls. Her Day of the Girl event starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Buffalo Science Museum.
Girls will get to experience a number of things from STEM and business workshops to wellness and creative arts sessions.
“The goal is to open them up to a variety of opportunities, “ Cunningham said.
Opportunities that Zandra herself has taken advantage of. The 16-year-old from Buffalo is the CEO and founder of Zandra, an international skin care line.
She hopes Saturday’s event will be a welcoming space for girls to learn, grow, and succeed.