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

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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Sneakers For A Change

The 2021-2022 Thomas Jefferson High School Girl Action Team spent the Fall and Spring exploring how the fashion industry affects climate change with Tanita Gray of Last Report. After learning about sustainable shoe design and meeting other designers and fashionistas, they got to work creating their own sneaker in partnership with COMUNITYmade. Their final design was made professionally…

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Celebrating Milestones with GFAC Alumnae

This month we closed out our 2022 summer programs with a joyful, cultural Closing Ceremony Celebration. This year at Camp Diva Leadership Academy, we celebrated a few important firsts in the program and in the organization as a whole. We celebrated the completion of the first Mission In Bloom group, a special Camp Diva curriculum…

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