About Us

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Mission

Girls Group empowers young women to achieve emotional and economic self-sufficiency by ensuring they graduate from high school and begin their college or career journeys.

  • Programming spans middle school, high school, and continues through college and careers.
  • Participants are mentored by experienced staff and interns.
  • Year-round comprehensive programming focuses on academic readiness, social / emotional life skills, financial education, and community service.

Vision

The vision of Girls Group is to help economically disadvantaged young women achieve self-sufficiency. The ultimate ambition is that each young woman finds their voice, defines their goals and dreams, and moves forward in the world with pride and self-confidence.

Values

Empowerment

We take a strengths-based approach to work with all participants, staff, and interns. We believe that new skills can be learned and used. We have a social justice mindset, and believe in the dignity and worth of every human being. We believe that everyone involved with Girls Group leaves a legacy affecting future generations.

Effective Environment

We believe that in order to achieve our mission, we must create a safe and supportive environment where our participants feel they belong. We believe in meeting our participants “where they are at”. We believe that every moment counts. We make learning together fun.

Positive Relationships

We believe that the foundation for all we do is our ability to have compassionate, honest, and trustworthy relationships. We foster effective relationships between participants and mentors, peers, parents, schools, and communities.

Girls Group Participants

Girls Group serves 550 young women: 220 middle school students, 150 high school students, and 180 young women on their college and career journeys. Approximately 67% of participants live in Ann Arbor, and 33% live in Ypsilanti.

Girls Group participants are committed to graduating from high school, and developing the academic and emotional skills necessary for future success. Girls Group participants plan for college by attending college tours, working on applications and essays with Girls Group mentors, and improving their academic performance.

 

Girls Group is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service.

Annual financials on Form 990 may be viewed via Guidestar or are available upon request.

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