Girls Lead Overview
Girls Lead improves leadership skills in adolescent girls, with a focus on community impact. Our middle school program offers 12 sessions, coordinated with our host schools, plus a Girls Lead Conference in February. The newly-launched high school program runs for 15 sessions, culminating in an advocacy project planned and implemented by the participants.
Participants are nominated by guidance counselors and teacher teams at their schools and attend sessions facilitated by a human service professional skilled in working with youth.
Girls Lead focuses on enhancing skills in Communication, Decision-making, Conflict Resolution, Problem Solving, and Advocacy. These core skills have been found in research to serve as protective factors against many challenges facing adolescent girls. Through group activities and project implementation, Girls Lead participants practice and strengthen these essential life skills.
For more details, please view the video below. This program is funded by a combination of corporate and foundation grants, along with the support of individual donors.
For more information call the Women’s Resource Center (610) 687-6391