Thousands of girls have the opportunity to participate in community teams during this free 12-week program. Girls in grades 6-12 identify challenges in their communities and design and implement creative solutions to address them as teams. Each group has two women coaches to guide and support the girls through the project. This is a free after school program in partnership with public schools and communities. Girl Action Teams support girls in fully developing their voices, abilities, and problem-solving capacities to realize their full potential. They tackle social issues they feel passionate about, coming up with solutions with guidance from their coaches. But the ideas belong to the girls, ensuring that the success is theirs too. Girl Action Teams are at the heart of Girls For A Change.
Girl Action Teams’ Impact:
- Empowering girls to be social change makers by providing the tools, resources, and support they need to move from being spectators to being change makers. Girls experience the process of shifting attitudes, values, and actions to address social problems in a positive way.
- Girls engage with professional women who support their projects and their journey toward becoming social change makers and innovators.
- Identifying and responding to community needs helps girls become empathetic, reflective individuals, setting them on a course to potentially continue this important work in the future.
- There are many benefits when young people are involved as leaders in social change efforts. Involved youth gain experience and confidence, and the skills and leadership abilities that will broaden their future opportunities.