Change a girl.
Change a community.
Change the world.


LEAD Girls of NC empowers girls to stand up to peer pressure and bullying, stand tall for what they believe in, and make their voices heard to shape a brighter future.

GIVE: Be a LEADer for Girls

Become a LEAD supporter and fuel the next generation of strong, determined women. We’ll put your contribution to work helping girls in the Winston-Salem and Greensboro communities.


Our 2018-19 fundraising goal of $75,000 will fund school year and summer programming to provide:

  • Over 1,800 hours of leadership training for girls
  • 108 LEAD Girls workshops
  • Services for 200 girls ages 10 to 14
  • Training for girls from 14 middle schools

LEAD Girls Expenses Snapshot

2018 Annual Budget: $144,660

  • Forsyth Programs: 73%
  • Management: 18%
  • Fundraising: 9%

Our Supporters and Partners

We are mentors and so much more.

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. According to The National Mentoring Partnership, young adults who were at-risk for falling off track but had a mentor are:

55% more likely to enroll in college
78% more likely to volunteer regularly
90% interested in being a mentor
130% more likely to be a leader

Supported girls = Self-supporting women

Girls without support systems, especially those from disadvantaged communities, are more likely to quit school, experience teen pregnancy, develop an addiction and live in poverty as women. LEAD teaches girls how to harness their own power to take control of their futures. When you support LEAD, you fuel a girl’s success now and a woman’s success in the future.