Our Signature Programs

The future of female innovators starts here!

Snapshot of our Program Calendar

No matter what time of year or the age of your girl, Girls For A Change has a program, event or activity she will love and gain a community around.

Our Signature Programs are listed immediately below and our rotating specialty programs will be listed near the bottom of this page.

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2023-24 Program Flyer for Schools

2023 Fall Programs flyer

Download our print-ready program flyer to post in your school. Students. can scan the QR codes provided to learn more and register.

6th-12th Grade

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Girl Action Teams

Registration open soon.
12 participants per team.

Because of the current environment, Girl Action Teams have registrations throughout the year. Please visit the Girl Action Team page for more information.

For 2023-24 school year, you may apply for a Girl Action Team if you attend...school list to come.

NextUp is open to Richmond Public School Middle School Students.

Girl Action Teams are free community programs for girls in grades 6-12 to 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 program runs in partnership with public schools and communities. Girl Action Teams can be offered through schools, community centers, faith-based organizations and other places.

9th-12th Grade

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Girl Ambassador Program

Registration closed. Program reopens November 2023 for the 2024 Girl Ambassador Program.

The Girl Ambassador Program (GAP) is a a four year workforce development program for Black girls that teaches hybrid skills and prepares them for better paying jobs in technology and professional careers while building self-esteem and self-efficacy by ensuring positive images of Black girls in abundance. This program uses a tiered approach that supports paced learning/development from certified instructors with life experiences and proficiency in software and hardware.

How to Build an App
This training brings our girls together in partnership with NOCODE to teach them how to code effortlessly while making it relatable and easier for girls to feel comfortable and learn the skills to build their own apps. Participants will also walk away with a better understanding of coding and a coding certification from NOCODE. 

9th-12th Grade

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Immersion Lab
Budding Black Girl Cohorts

Varina High School & Highland Springs High School
Registration opens in December.

$25/mo. or $15 for drop in sessions.

Girls For A Change offers a monthly professional development program for high school and early college students to gain certifications, learn new skills, and get insights from experts in multiple fields and industries.

For Girls in grades 6-8

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Camp Diva Leadership Academy


2024 Summer Dates  

Monday, June 24 - Friday, August 2
7:30 AM - 6 PM

CLOSED
Thursday, July 4 & Friday, July 5

For Girls in rising 9th grade

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Mission in Bloom is a final experience as part of the Camp Diva Leadership Academy.

Starting high school is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful for students and parents. Camp Diva will be a summer resource to help your daughter start her high school journey!

Unfortunately, for many Black girls, 8th grade means much more than the end of middle school. Completing middle school marks the end of their perceived innocence. Along with their other peers who are maturing, Black girls are forced to confront adultification, racism, and a myriad of other additional microaggressive attacks on their body, mind, and spirit.

For Girls in grades 9-12

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Our Peer Advisors help us recruit more participants and share information about the exciting things happening at Girls For A Change. Additionally, they work alongside our Communications Director and Development Director to create content for social media, fundraising campaigns, and other communications. This program is designed to refine leadership, communication, community engagement, time management, and public speaking skills.

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A Place To Call Our Own

Girls For A Change — Chesterfield Branch
100 Buford Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23235
804-405-2827

Our headquarters in Chesterfield, VA, provides after school and summer programs for girls in first through eighth grades in the Richmond metropolitan area. The programs focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (also known as STEAM). Trained staff members, certified teachers, volunteers and community partners work to provide social and emotional support, and help our girls achieve academic excellence, gain leadership skills, feel empowered, and attain economic training and development on their journey to womanhood.

Services Include:

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STEAM Education

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Homework Support
and Tutoring

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Physical Activities

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Healthy Snacks

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Social and Emotional Wellness

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Entrepreneurship

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Financial Literacy

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Hands-on Experiential Learning

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Supportive Supervision