Anne Hathaway, Tyler Perry, Shonda Rhimes Among Stars in Government’s ‘Let Girls Learn’ PSA (Video)

Jennifer Garner, Alicia Keys, and Julie Bowen also lend their presence to the cause

Last Updated: July 16, 2014 @ 4:34 PM

Anne Hathaway, Tyler Perry and “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes are among the familiar Hollywood faces who have stepped up to the plate to help the government spread a simple message: Let girls learn.

The PSA (above) highlights the great, and sometimes dangerous lengths girls around the world go to get an education, while reminding viewers of its importance and that 62 million girls are not even in school.

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“Modern Family” star Julie Bowen, Susan Surandon, Alicia Keys, Josh Duhamel, Nick Cannon, Julie Delpy, James Van Der Beek, “Glee” stars Chris Colfer and Darren Criss, Kelly Osbourne and “True Blood” star Joe Manganiello also make appearances.

The new campaign is led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the U.S. government.

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In support of the effort, USAID announced over $230 million for new programs to support education around the world, but wants to encourage the public to get involved by either donating money to international educational programs, learning the importance of education for women, or simply sharing their stories using the hashtag #LetGirlsLearn.

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