Girls For A Change: Girl Action Team Application

Brief Description

GFAC Girl Action Team Application

Girls For A Change (GFAC) launches Girl Action Teams across the country in partnership with community organizations, governmental organizations, schools, etc. Girl Action Teams are offered access to online Coach and Team materials upon approval of their application and confirmed Team start date.

To get started, fill out this application completely, sign and print your name at the bottom (you will need to print the application in order to sign it and then scan it and attach the file to an email) and email it to: tasha@girlsforachange.org.  After your application has been reviewed there will be a call to discuss program logistics (as needed) which will be followed by an M.O.U. between GFAC and the Girl Action Team site.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

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.

Participant Information

Where do you want to start a team? *
 
Does the school or organization have liability insurance? *
 
Coaches will need to access GFAC training and program materials online. Do your Coaches or your organization have access to a reliable internet connection for this purpose? *
Is there a safe space for the Girl Action Team meetings that is associated with the school, community organization, or site that will host the team?     *

Girl Action Team Agreement

Girl Action Team Coaches must be screened via background check and fingerprinting.  It is the responsibility of the school, community organization, or site to screen each Coach that is working with the girls. Girl Action Team Coaches must adhere to regulations, volunteer policies, and emergency procedures of the hosting site.

Girls For A Change is not responsible or liable for:

  1. Any Girl Action Team Coach and/or persons working with and around girls.
  2. Safety of girls that are in the program or in meetings before, during, and after team meetings take place.
  3. Confirming or verifying with site staff or leaders if the program may take place.  This is the job of the person that is responsible for implementing the program and who is filling out this application.
  4. Securing a location for the meetings.
  5. Girl or Coach transportation to or from the site.  This includes travel costs incurred.
  6. Costs that are incurred for any reason by the Coaches and/or girls.
  7. Damage that might occur to any of the site property before, during, and after team meetings take place.
  8. Gathering permission slips and signatures from girl parents/guardians in order to attend the program.
  9. Girl Action Team projects that occur and how they are distributed amongst the community (via in person, in print, online, in photo/video, etc.).
  10. The release of girl identity and or contact information and the results there of.  Released girl identity and/or contact information and the results there of is the sole responsibility and liability of the site hosting the Team. Girls For A Change will only request girl names for attendance records once the program is complete. These names are kept confidential and securely stored by GFAC.  Attendance records are required for program reporting of numbers of girls served.

Upon approval of your application, Girls For A Change will create a Memo of Understanding (M.O.U.) between the approved site and Girls For A Change.  The M.O.U. will require the same signatures of the two people below and will reflect responsibilities, liability, and expectations of the Lets Go! site partner and Girls For A Change.  

By completing this application the site, site decision maker, and person implementing the Girls For A Change program  agree:

  1. That all the information submitted on the application is true .
  2. That Girls For A Change has no responsibility or liability for any of the articles in Section 2 of this application or any other instances that may unexpectedly occur before, during, or after implementation of the program associated with the site hosting the Girl Action Team program.


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