LEAD Program

Our girls leadership program is a structured, multi-session series for middle school girls ages 11 to 15.

Summer Fashion Camp

Girls learn to craft their designs, launch a fashion business, and rip the runway at Winston-Salem Fashion Week!

Girls Rising Expo

Girls and their parents/guardians gather for a fun-filled day of learning, sharing and future planning.

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LEAD Girls of NC: Building leaders. Shaping the future. Changing the world.

Our program is:
Evidence-based. Real world tested. Proven to work.

Our program follows an evidence-based curriculum

Each LEAD program is a multi-session workshop series 

Girls engage in communications and leadership skills development

We teach goal setting, future planning and problem-solving

LEAD Girls Spotlight

Amiah mastered math using LEAD skills

Math was one of Amiah’s most challenging classes. By setting high academic goals and using strategies she learned from LEAD, Amiah achieved her personal goal of improving her math grade. In just one school term, Amiah increased her math grade by an entire letter grade! Amiah continuously strives to accomplish her academic goals by using the goal setting strategies learned in LEAD.

Gabby uses her LEAD skills at home and in school

At LEAD, Gabby learned how to tap into her communications skills to share her thoughts and express how she feels. By focusing on learning to accept and respect herself, Gabby has done a great job putting her communications skills to work at home, at school, and at LEAD. She was able to use strategies from LEAD to make an impact in her life and the lives of other around her.

Aryn created a school club using LEAD skills

Aryn used skills she learned at LEAD to establish a new school club! The LEAD program teaches girls how to connect with others, relate to others, be assertive and how to communicate with authority figures. These skills helped Aryn prepare a persuasive presentation and a well-thought out plan for a school club. She presented her idea to school administrators, and it was approved.

Jayden used her LEAD skills to achieve new goals

Jayden has really enjoyed working on personal growth in LEAD program sessions. LEAD helps girls identify areas they want to change in their lives, and create a plan to accomplish their goals. Jayden decided what her priorities were and set in motion an action plan to prioritize improving her science grade and expressing her feelings appropriately in all situations. So far she has excelled at both!

We are grateful for our supporters.

LEAD Girls is supported 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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