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Leadership Program

Just Being Ourselves

We believe that we can do hard things and the first step is to love who we are. We are here to change the statistic that 7 in 10 girls believe that they are not good enough or don’t measure up in some way.*


Our student leaders in the program change the way they see themselves by identifying their own values, strengths, and creating personal goals that are meaningful to them. 


Using Our Talents

We believe that when we use our talents to help others, everyone benefits. Student leaders work as a team to identify, organize, and complete a service project.


Working Together

Life is pretty boring without great friends. During GirlOnward we set BIG goals, big enough that we can't reach them alone... that's where our friends come in.

Together, our student leaders learn about how to communicate better, build trust, and work with others to achieve more than they ever could alone. 

We're Not Making this Up*

GirlOnward is a research-informed curriculum. We know that when students believe in themselves, work with others, and engage in community service, great things happen. Research shows programs like ours helps students build a sense of pride, satisfaction, and accomplishment. Our curriculum is professionally developed and aligned with the Minnesota Department of Education's Social Emotional Learning standards for Grades 6-8.


Summer Leadership Program
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