Partnership Programming

Girls Leadership Partnership Programming

Girls Leadership is committed to reaching low-income communities by providing opportunities for girls and their parents to participate at no cost. Since 2006, our partnership programming has allowed us to serve over 400 girls and their parents in New York City and in the San Francisco Bay Area through collaborations with our corporate and foundation partners.

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New York: HELP USA

Help USAAcross Winter and Spring 2015, Girls Leadership (GL) partnered with HELP USA Genesis Homes – a Brooklyn-based non-profit providing stable housing and services to over 150 formerly homeless families – to deliver 30 sessions of a GL Parent-Daughter workshop series specifically designed to address the unique needs of HELP USA’s residents.

295206_10150599807036502_119895766_nTogether, GL and HELP USA planned, designed, and implemented a leadership development program for a group of girls and their caregivers who reside at HELP’s permanent housing programs. The workshop’s custom curriculum focused on helping girls and their caregivers develop the skills to recognize and build healthy relationships, identify, express and respect emotions, own mistakes, accept constructive criticism, and approach conflict as an opportunity for change.

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New York: The Young Women’s Leadership Network

Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 3.44.35 PMSince 2006, Girls Leadership (GL) and The Young Women’s Leadership Network (TYWLN) have partnered together to send participants of TYWLN to GL’s annual residential Summer Program. Every summer 12 TYWLN students  attend three weeks of our renowned residential camp, hosted at Mt. Holyoke College. Through daily workshops, group games, projects, off-site adventures, and more, TYWLN girls are empowered with the personal leadership skills at the heart of the GL curriculum, connect with peers from around the country, and thrive on a college campus. One hundred percent of TYWLN participants have gone on to college.

Price WaterHouse CoopersDuring GL’s Spring Break Day Camps, cohorts of twenty-four 6th and 7th grade TYWLN girls participated in a week of interactive, hands-on workshops designed to empower them with crucial skills to increase self-confidence and negotiate the challenges of everyday life. Participating girls deepened their emotional intelligence, learned about healthy relationships, financial literacy and practiced methods for direct communication and conflict resolution by participating in daily social emotional learning (SEL) workshops as well as having load of good ol’ vacation fun through arts and crafts, games, and more. On the last day of the Spring Break program participants interview female leadership from Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) about their path to personal and professional leadership.

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New York: Mott Hall Charter School

Mott HallSince 2013, Girls Leadership has partnered with Mott Hall Charter School – a public middle school with a mission to close the widening socio-economic gap of educational and resource opportunity for their students. Together, GL and Mott Hall have worked together to provide scholars with an opportunity to experience GL’s residential Summer Program and GL’s core social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum.

Across Fall 2014, GL delivered 17 sessions of our core curriculum to 20 girls in the 7th and 8th grade as part of their after-school programming. Using educational theatre and project-based teaching methodologies, the sessions focused on fostering and developing girls’ internal leadership capacity and helped participants to feel safe, celebrate their authentic self, be able to identify and navigate healthy and unhealthy relationships, and develop and practice their assertive voice. The after school series culminated in a community share and show presentation featuring what the Mott Hall scholars learned through the GL programming.

Additionally, since 2013, GL has provided nine scholarships for Mott Hall scholars to attend our renowned residential Summer Program on the Mt. Holyoke College campus. Through our Summer Program’s daily workshops, group games, projects, off-site adventures, and more, Mott Hall scholars are empowered with the personal leadership skills at the heart of the GL curriculum, connect with peers from around the country, and thrive on a college campus.

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California: Breakthrough Silicon Valley Mother-Daughter Summits and Day Camps

BreakthroughWith generous funding from the Yahoo! Employee Foundation and in collaboration with Breakthrough Silicon Valley, Girls Leadership has been able to offer Spring Day Camps and Mother-Daughter Workshops at no cost to low­-income families San Jose school district families.

Yahoo Employee FoundationOur 2014 Mother-Daughter Workshops, taught in Spanish and English by two fully bilingual professional GL Educators, and centered around a culturally responsive original curriculum informed by an early bilingual focus group of mother daughter participants. The resulting Workshops taught girls and their parents concrete skills including assertive self-expression, healthy relationships, and emotional intelligence. The workshops also focused on how cultural factors inform and influence the social and emotional development of the girls. Using interactive lessons and theatre-based techniques, mothers and daughters left the Workshops with tools and new language to use when dealing with difficult situations and conflicts.

Price WaterHouse CoopersThanks to support from Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) of San Jose, cohorts of twenty-four 6th and 7th grade girls from Breakthrough Silicon Valley participated in a week of interactive, hands-on Spring Day Camp workshops designed to empower them with crucial skills to increase self-confidence and negotiate the challenges of everyday life. Participating girls deepened their emotional intelligence, learned about healthy relationships, financial literacy and practiced methods for direct communication and conflict resolution by participating in daily social emotional learning (SEL) workshops as well as having load of good ol’ vacation fun through arts and crafts, games, and more. On the last day of the Spring Break, program participants interviewed female leadership from Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) about their path to personal and professional leadership.