Growing New Clubwomen
If your club isn't already sponsoring a Juniorettes club, consider how turning to the youngest among your community members might be the best way to help community service endure for generations. GFWC members have a unique opportunity to help girls achieve success that translates to community involvement and expanded opportunities for all people. Here are some mentoring networks that focus on bringing out the best in girls. Discover what your club can do to cultivate community service in the young women you know!
United Nations Girls Education Initiative was launched in 2000 by the UN Secretary-General to assist national governments as they fulfill their responsibilities towards ensuring the right to education and gender equality for all children, girls and boys alike. Download their guide: Girls’ Success: Mentoring Guide For Life Skills (PDF)
Desire to Inspire is the theme of Girl Talk mis a student-to-student mentoring program that pairs middle school girls with high school girls who serve as mentors. Girl Talk helps middle school girls build self-esteem, learn the importance of community service and most importantly, benefit from a valuable relationship with a high school Girl Talk mentor. In turn, the high school leaders gain a sense of accomplishment knowing they’ve helped make a difference in the lives of many young girls.
Girls Write Now provides guidance, support, and opportunities for New York City's underserved or at-risk high school girls, enabling them to develop their creative, independent voices, explore careers in professional writing, and learn how to make healthy choices in school, career, and life.
Expanding Your Horizons Network nurtures girls' interest in science and math courses to encourage them to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
SisterMentors' vision is to open the eyes of girls of color to college educated women who look like them so the girls can see that they are heirs to a legacy of women of color who have persevered and achieved academic success despite the odds.Because girls of color are dropping out of school at an early age, SisterMentors is committed to mentoring girls of color in middle and high schools in the Washington, D.C. area.
Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon inspires girls, ages 8-18, to be strong, smart, and bold. Their gender-specific programs and research-based curricula provide girls with the confidence and self-esteem to access a bright and economically-independent future. Delivered throughout the Portland-metro area, their programs help girls form a healthy peer network, achieve academically, and begin preparing for their future through girls’ group meetings, one-on-one mentoring sessions, and enrichment activities.
Girls Today, Women Tomorrow believes the success of a young person is measured by the level of support around them. This is where GTWT strives to foster an environment where teenage girls are mentored to create their own opportunities for life success to become role models to their peers while contributing to the betterment of their community. Being a leader of self at an early age is key to the success of any community.
Girls Quest’s mission is to nurture girls from low-income families in New York to help them achieve their full potential and become active members of their communities by building academic and social competence. This is done through outdoor experiential education, year-round mentoring, and leadership training programs.