Every Day

Celebrating 20 Years of Changing Lives

2003: 9 middle school participants were the heart of Girls Group at the very beginning

2023: Over 800 participants (middle school/high school/
college and careers) are now engaged with Girls Group

“Girls Group has influenced my plans by showing me it is possible to be successful in school.” – Moriah 2021 High School Graduate

The first $75,000 received will be matched by the RNR Foundation

Girls Group 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.

Girls Group 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.

Girls Group Serves With 5 Core Programs

School Year Program

School-Year Program

  • Grades 6 through 12
  • Weekly In-School and After School Programs at 21 Sites
  • 11th and 12th Grade Individual and Group Mentoring
Summer Program

Summer Program

  • Summer Camps
  • Weekly Discussion Groups
  • Field Trips
  • Adventure Club
  • Book Club
  • Middle School to High School Transitions
Year Round Program

Year-Round Enrichment

  • Family Engagement Program
  • Youth Leadership Council
  • Saturday Workshops
  • Girls Group Spring Break
College & Career Prep Program

College & Career Prep

  • College Tours
  • Applications and Essays
  • FAFSA Support
  • SAT & ACT Prep
  • 1:1 Mentoring
  • Job Shadowing
  • Scholarships
College & Career Services Program

College & Career Services

  • College and Career Services for High School Graduates
  • Individual and Group Support
  • Mentoring of Younger Participants
  • Alumni Services

Lasting mentoring relationships, from 6th grade through college and careers!

Strength-based Academic Readiness and Social-Emotional support curriculum!

We are proud of the Girls Group middle school students, high school students, and families, as well as the 260 high school graduates and 80 college degrees earned (and counting!)

Kamryn’s Story

Participant in graduation cap and gown
Photo: Kamryn at Pioneer High School graduation with a gift from Girls Group

Before I started high school, I did not want to go to college. When I joined Girls Group, we’d have conversations about what each of us wanted to do in the future, and they made me realize that college may not be so bad after all.

Girls Group played a huge role in getting me to know what my interests are, which was a huge accomplishment for me. In the future, I see myself doing something big, being a lawyer, winning my cases, and helping black youth to be successful. I intend to get there by doing my very best in college, remaining focused, making sure I keep self-care in mind, and stepping out of my comfort zone.

– Kamryn, 2022 High School Graduate

Make a Difference in a Young Woman’s Life Today + Affect Generations to Come

The first $75,000 received will be matched by the RNR Foundation

Participant holding poster that says "spread no hate"

Girls Group provides a safe space for me to express myself and talk to new people.

– Kallan, 7th Grader