Campus Saint-Jean alumna Danielle Skogen honored for her contributions to the education and empowerment of girls

Danielle Elyse SKogen, B.Ed. '11, will receive the University of Alberta's "Alumni Horizon Award"

23 February 2021

On Wednesday, February 24th 2021, the University of Alberta will honor Danielle Elyse Skogen, Campus Saint-Jean alumna (B.Ed. 2011) and recipient of the University's Alumbi Horizon Award for her contributions to the empowerment of girls.

A teacher by trade, Danielle Elyse Skogen believes that education and empowerment are the keys to ending poverty and creating a more just world. The Campus Saint-Jean graduate spent two years at an education-focused NGO in Guatemala, where she saw many young girls dropping out of school to become heartbreakingly young mothers. Determined to change this injustice, Skogen reached out in 2014 to REALgirl founder Anea Bogue and they co-founded a customized REALgirl program for girls in Guatemala. Delivered by local instructors, SERniña workshops help girls develop skills and confidence, while teaching youth about equitable, safe communities. Skogen is now leading the launch of REALgirl in Ethiopia in partnership with the Alberta-based charity Canadian Humanitarian.

The Alumni Horizon Award recognizes the outstanding professional achievements and/or contributions to community of recent graduates. Nominees must be 40 years of age or younger at nomination deadline..