220+ girls. 27 local schools. 1,000+ safety items to fight Covid-19. 1,100+ hours of academic support. And more!
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Our newly-created LEADher Circle is rooted in the belief that every girl deserves the chance to thrive! Created in partnership with three amazing local leaders and friends of LEAD Girls—Natalie Broyhill, Mary Jamis, and Dr. Paula Wilkins—the LEADher Circle funds our work with more than 200 girls. Give now and your donation will grant you access to the 2021 LEAD Soiree virtual celebration on Sunday, March 28 at 5:30 PM.
Building a brighter future for our community starts with building a brighter future for our youth–especially girls. We’re equipping girls to confidently make thoughtful choices about their lives in the present, as the building blocks for a lifetime of smart, confident choices. Watch our video to witness what others have to say about our impact. Help girls take the lead in their lives and in our nation’s future. Support LEAD Girls!
Dustin K. Johnson
Health Teacher, High School Ahead Academy
School Counselor, Allen Middle School (Guilford County)
Melissa Shuff Wilson
Mother of two LEAD participants
Mother of a LEAD participant
Mentoring and peer support are at the heart of our work. Our workshops challenge girls to explore their creativity, confidently assert their viewpoints and dialogue openly about things that matter to them. We use an evidence-based model as a framework for our activities.
Workshop leaders and the girls build rapport and trust, to make our workshops a safe space for sharing and growing. As a program model, mentoring works!
Source: The National Mentoring Partnership
- Enroll in College: 55% more likely 55% 55%
- Volunteer Regularly: 78% more likely 78% 78%
- Being a Mentor: 90% more likely 90% 90%
- Be a Leader: 130% more likely 100% 100%
LEAD celebrates the accomplishments of our girls and recognizes the individuals, businesses and community leaders who help make a difference. The event features a prominent speaker, presentations from LEAD girls, and The Leading the Way Awards for a school official, individual community supporter and a LEAD Girl.
As we gear up to launch a new year of LEAD Girls, join us in welcoming our new participants to the program! We look forward to an exciting year of growth, learning and transformation as we work to uplift and equip our young ladies to chart their course for a successful future — starting now.
LEAD Girls of NC is seeking sponsorships to help expand its programs and enable more middle school age girls to participate. While there are a variety of programs available for boys, similar programs for girls of this age are extremely limited. Your sponsorship will strengthen LEAD’s ability to continue its current programs while building a foundation for future expansion.
LEAD Girls is supported in 2020-2021 by an investment from the United Way of Forsyth County Place Matters Initiative. We are honored to be a Place Matters partner, working together with local residents and collaborative allies to propel our community and neighbors forward.
Thank you to our many sponsors, foundation funders, school partners and individual donors who make our success possible! We are so grateful for your support! Read about our incredible donors here →
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LEAD Girls of NC, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID# 82-0984711. All donations are fully tax deductible as provided by law.