We understand the importance of connecting participants with other storytellers, innovators, problem-solvers, and opportunities in the community. Girls Group proudly partners with companies and organizations to provide enriching experiences that expand possibilities, challenge growth, and create a lasting impact in participant’s lives. Explore these options:
Career Tours: One of our most popular ways to partner is by hosting a career tour. These visits typically last 2-3 hours and include a business tour, panel discussions, and an interactive activity or demonstration. Tours are scheduled on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the school year and on Thursdays in the summer months. Some examples of career tour activities have been a trial simulation at a law office, hands-on tutorial at a salon, cooking class with a nutritionist, lab visit at a medical school, and 3D printing demonstration with a tech company. If your organization is interested in providing Girls Group participants with new opportunities for career exploration, contact Kristen Nye at [email protected].
Workshops: We value collaborative relationships with other nonprofit organizations which provide opportunities for participants to access resources, educational opportunities, and increase awareness about their community. Nonprofits or community members who have developed evidence-based educational youth programs partner with Girls Group staff to co-facilitate workshops. These workshops typically last 2-3 hours and must be interactive, reflect diversity and inclusion, and strengths based. Workshops are scheduled on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the school year and on Thursdays in the summer months. Some examples of collaborative workshops are Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission’s Mindfulness Hike, Safe House’s Teen Dating Violence Workshop, Project Management Institute of Huron Valley’s Teen Project Management Workshop, and Embracing Our Differences Michigan’s Docent for Diversity Training. If you or your organization is interested in providing a workshop to Girls Group participants, contact Kristen Nye at [email protected].
Other Ways to Collaborate: Do you have a different idea about how we might be able to work together? We welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can work together to create lasting impact in young women’s lives. Email Program Director, Kristen Nye, at [email protected] to tell us more about your program collaboration idea.
Special thanks goes out to our past collaborators: African American Historic and Cultural Museum, Ann Arbor (MI) Chapter of The Links, Chicago Detours, Dawn Farms, Ele’s Place, Embracing Our Differences, Friends In Deed, Michigan Women Forward, Michigan Works!, MSU 4H Expo Days, Neutral Zone, Ozone House, Parks & Recreation Washtenaw County, Project Management Institute of Huron Valley, Safe House, Tree Town Tech, UofM Erb Institute, UofM Ross School of Business