Do you know a budding girl boss who would benefit from hands-on mentorship, career development workshops and more? Read on to get the scoop on Girls Inc. of Central Alabama’s Teen Leadership Program and how to enroll.
Get to know Girls Inc. of Central Alabama
Girls Inc. of Central Alabama has one simple goal: “Inspiring All Girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold.” They work to accomplish this within our community via researched-based programming for girls ages 6-18.
They’re helping our girls grow up to be healthy, educated and independent women, and have a solid track record of success. Getting excited yet?
Teen Leadership Program Curriculum
We all know just how formative the teen years can be, and Girls Inc. of Central Alabama is working to ensure they are as productive, healthy and joyful as possible.
Their Teen Leadership Program runs each school year and meets twice per month. The program focuses on college and career readiness, featuring:
- Advocacy training
- Character development sessions
- College tours
- Community service projects
- Professional development workshops
Curating an inclusive, “pro-girl” environment
Since 2012, generous sponsorship and volunteers from the Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) have expanded the Teen Leadership Program. Their support means new access to pivotal tools for career and college readiness to all girls in our community.
This can make an incredible difference in a woman’s life and career trajectory, just ask Ashley Newton. As a Girls Inc. alumni and JLB volunteer, she has seen the impact of the program first-hand.
“As a Girls Inc. alumni myself, I know how important it is to have connections and experiences that allow girls to see the world outside of their regular day-to-day life.”— Ashley Newton, JLB volunteer and Girls Inc. alumni
$10M can do a lot of good
ICYMI—Girls Inc.’s national organization was recently awarded a $10M grant for their new program, “Project Accelerate,” which will kick off in January 2022. Only seven lucky sites will pilot the revolutionary program and, you guessed it, Girls Inc. of Central Alabama is one of them.
The Teen Leadership Program is a feeder program for Project Accelerate, and a great way to get involved with Girls Inc. of Central Alabama.
“Teen Leadership is an awesome program. You’ll get a chance to learn from and interact with peers that may come from different backgrounds or look different from you. It will give you the opportunity to grow and prepare for life outside of high school.”— Dominique Roller, Teen Leadership Program Manager, Girls Inc. of Central Alabama