Girls Speak

A place for your words, your art, your actions, your goals and your dreams

Girls Speak

A place for your words, your art, your actions, your goals and your dreams

The GFAC Garden Needs a Little TLC

By Ashley Ray | Nov 19, 2022

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…

Read More

7 Ways to Support Girls For A Change

By Ashley Ray | Oct 8, 2022

“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…

Read More

Sneakers For A Change

By Ashley Ray | Sep 30, 2022

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…

Read More

Celebrating Milestones with GFAC Alumnae

By Ashley Ray | Sep 18, 2022

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…

Read More

SneakerFest to Benefit Girls For A Change

By Ashley Ray | Sep 8, 2022

SneakerFest to Headline Richmond Fashion Week’s Fall Season Events Across City Showcase Local Fashion Industry Oct. 5-9 RICHMOND, VA — SneakerFest returns to Richmond Fashion Week this fall, showcasing local artists…

Read More

Celebrating Successes from the 2022 Girl Ambassador Program

By Makayla Williams | Aug 11, 2022

Girl Ambassador Participant Makayla Williams recaps the 2022 program, highlighting participants and hiring partners.

Read More

How market day teaches financial literacy to these kid entrepreneurs

By Girls For A Change | Jul 29, 2022

‘Make something, sell something, make money, connect with the community’ CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Some young entrepreneurs have spent the summer honing their skills and gearing up for the Girls…

Read More

Why Youth Entrepreneurship Matters

By Ashley Ray | Jul 27, 2022

Business ownership is easy to visualize and attain if you have parents who are entrepreneurs. Mentors and advisors are easy to find when your family network runs deep. Startup capital…

Read More

Kick off Black Business Month at Camp Diva Market Day

By Ashley Ray | Jul 21, 2022

Each year, during Camp Diva Leadership Academy, we host our Annual Market Day featuring Camp Diva Leadership Academy participants. Market Day is a regular part of Camp Diva programming meant…

Read More