Who We Are

Girls For A Change (GFAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization aimed at empowering self-identifying Black girls in Central Virginia to visualize their bright futures and potential through discovery, development, innovation, and social change in their communities. Our mission is to prepare Black girls for the world and the world for Black girls.

"We are Black girls. We are powerful.
We are amazing."

-Naomi Vickers

Girl Ambassador Participant

2022 Annual Report

Donate Your Birthday in 2023

Support the Renovation and Buildout of our Reception Area There’s power in community, and we’re asking supporters to tap their communities in an easy way this year, by choosing Girls For A Change as their Facebook Birthday fundraiser. Hosting a Facebook fundraiser is a great way for friends and family to honor you without the…

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Get Involved in 2023

We have lots of opportunities to get involved, share your skills, be a mentor, and offer inspiration and advice to young, Black girls. Fashionistas and Creatives We are looking to collaborate with local fashion designers, artists, entrepreneurs, and other creatives as well as agents of social change to work with the Girls For A Change…

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The GFAC Garden Needs a Little TLC

We’ve been building and growing our Teaching Garden at Girls For A Change for a few years now, adding beautiful murals, raised beds, and a full-fledged program with horticulturist Heather Veneziano. Each season brings new opportunities for growing fresh flowers, herbs, and vegetables, while teaching girls how easy and fun it is to get your…

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7 Ways to Support Girls For A Change

“Give girls an opportunity to lead by putting them in the forefront of change efforts; hearing their voices; responding to their asks; and welcoming them in decision-making spaces – it is one of the ways to invest in a future that believes in girls’ agency” – United Nations Tuesday, October 11 is International Day of the…

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