Who: Girls Group creates safe space for young women who are looking for additional support. Our mentoring programs focus on academic readiness, social emotional readiness, financial readiness, and community service. There is no right or wrong way to be a member in Girls Group, and girls join for many different reasons. We do not screen students or reject students based on socioeconomic status, religion or race.
At Girls Group, we recognize that many students can benefit from the services that are offered. We also recognize that the majority of the work that we do with students involves working with groups. As a result, it is important that new members are group ready. Group ready is defined as a girl who is able to positively interact with students in a group of 20-25 students. They are interested and capable of building positive youth relationships and receive mentoring from both peers and adults.
Where: Girls Group offers weekly in-school and after school programs in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area. Weekly in-school programs for 6th-8th grade girls take place at Clague, Forsythe, Slauson, Scarlett, and Tappan Middle Schools. Weekly after-school programs for 9th-12th grade girls take place at Huron, Pioneer, Pathways to Success, and Pioneer High Schools. Girls Group also holds a weekly program in the community that is open to 9th-12th grade girls who are residents of Washtenaw county.
How: If you or a girl you know is interested in joining, please download the Girls Group Application, work with a family member to complete the form, and email the completed form to our Program Manager, Kristen Nye. If you are enrolled at a school where we have weekly programs, you can also talk to your school counselor about becoming a member of Girls Group.