Plan International USA, part of the Plan International federation, is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan believes in the power and potential of young people. Working together with children, young people, supporters, and partners, Plan strives for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity. We invite you to join us in this important cause to make the world a better place.
You can hope to make a difference.
You can want to make a difference.
Or you can plan to make a difference.
Our name is not an accident. Because while our hearts may have led us to this work, our minds are why we are good at it.
Every day, in more than 50 countries, Plan takes on some of humankind’s most heartbreaking and intractable issues in deliberate, relentless, and bold fashion. We focus those efforts on children because it is right. But also because it is smart. Because when we strengthen the health, knowledge, and resilience of a child, it doesn’t just transform her life, it has ripple effects that carry through her family, her community, and ultimately, her nation.
No, this is not easy work. Progress is rarely measured in days or weeks but rather years and generations. But there is no work we’d rather be doing. Because we don’t just want to change the world.
We plan to.