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 can be offered through schools, community centers, faith-based organizations and other places.
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. Action Teams are at the heart of Girls For A Change (GFAC).
Girl Action Team Projects Include:
- Empower girls to be social-change-makers by providing the tools, resources and support they need. Girls experience the process of shifting attitudes, values, and actions to address social problems in a positive way.
- Promote engagement with professionals who support their projects and their journey toward becoming social-change-makers and innovators.
Identify and respond to community needs to help girls become empathetic, reflective individuals.
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.