Golden Globe-winning actress Natalie Portman has teamed with nonprofit organization Free The Children to support education for girls around the world.
Not only is Portman lending her voice to the cause, but she is offering prizes for the winner of the organization's fundraising contest.
This spring, young people can enter the contest by raising money for the Kisaruni Girls' Secondary School in Kenya.
According to their website:
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.
On June 1st , 2011 the winner will be announced and receive the Power of a Girl prize pack.
The grand prize winner will win a trip to Kenya in the summer of 2011, Natalie Portman's Rodarte dress from the American Film Institute premiere of "Black Swan" and tickets to the premiere of her next film.