Girls in Action™

A project of POWER OF PEOPLE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

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Motivate, Mentor, Empower, Engage and Educate Girls to Succeed in School and Life.

Girls in Action™ was founded in 2005 by Dr. Verna Cornelia Price as a response to a request from North High School in Minneapolis that was experiencing a rise in violence among girls. This program was designed to provide structured mentoring combined with an interactive - research based curriculum within the context of real life experiences to provide girls with a positive outlook for their futures with the intention of decreasing violence while increasing academic engagement and high school graduation rates.

What Does the Girls in Action™ Program Do?

This weekly in-and-out of school mentoring program engages girls grades 6–12 in Five "C’s":

CONFIDENCE: Girls discover and learn to use their personal power;

COLLEGE: Girls attend at least one college tour and EVERY girl is expected to attend college;

CAREERS: Girls engage in small career coaching groups and visit major corporations;

CULTURE: Girls participate in the theater, arts, and history;

COMMUNITY: Girls conduct at least one community service-learning project.

Impact Statements:

Total Number of Girls Impacted

In the last 9 years, the program has impacted over 2500 girls across the Twin Cities Metro area, Detroit, Chicago, and Guatemala. Our results have shown that girls want to succeed but need a structured but engaging process.

Average Participant Retention Per School

82%

Increasing Graduatino Rates!

In 2012, Girls in Action has 95% of their seniors graduating on time and 75% of those seniors are now in college!!!

Decrease in disruptive and violent behavior

75% decrease in fights among girls

Decrease in Suspensions

73% decrease

Testimonials:

"Girls in Action has helped me to shape my character by teaching me the importance of my worth. I am ashamed to admit that starting off in high school; I had brought the insecurities of life before with me. At the time attending Girls in Action was mandatory at North High School. Every Wednesday during advisory, different sessions dedicated to teaching life lessons were being taught to my peers and I. Girls in Action pushed me to recognize positive qualities that I withheld and how to improve them or make them more apparent. I also established other characteristics that I wanted to have, forming me into a better woman. The influential, successful, positive, role models contributed to my mind set of who I decided I was going to become." Cierra Sherman, 2013 Girls in Action™ Graduate, North High School, First Year College Student!


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Organization Information

POWER OF PEOPLE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
3829 W BROADWAY
Suite 104 ROBBINSDALE, MN 55422-2240

Phone
763-535-5711

Web
http://www.giaction.org/

Email
giaction@jcama.com

Mission
We are committed to engaging youth and adults in interactive learning that challenges, inspires and informs them to overcome their obstacles

EIN 261209294

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