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Girl Ambassador Program : Girls For A Change Cohort
February 8th at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm EST
Thursdays – 6:00pm-7:30pm
Saturdays – 10:00am-2:30pm
The Girl Ambassador Program (GAP) is a four-year, tiered approach to workforce development. Through paced learning and development, our certified instructors work with girls based on their individual software and hardware proficiencies and life experiences to teach hybrid skills and prepare them for better-paying jobs and leadership roles. Girls are introduced to thought leaders and subject matter experts on job readiness, leadership, networking, and financial literacy in order to give them a head start on professional and entrepreneurial career pathways.
Our sessions run twice a week for an hour. Every 15 weeks there is a Saturday session lasting 6-8 hours. These sessions are a chance for participants to learn and also build their own peer networks while creating a bond of sisterhood through cultivated experiences. We take field trips, meet powerful professionals from all ethic groups and backgrounds , learn self efficacy and confidence. All of this culminates in a six week paid summer internship where participants will get the chance to put their skills to work in the real world with one of our vetted hiring partners.
We recognize it is important to teach the next generation the power of Black philanthropy. Additionally, girls will learn the power of paying it forward by participating in a giving circle and fundraising efforts.
At the end of the program, each girl will walk away with a new network of peers, allies, and mentors, transferable skills, in-demand career certifications, and experiences she will take with her for the rest of her life. She will be full and confidently prepared for work with a community to support her.