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.

Girls LEADing the way

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!

What is
LEAD?

Peer Power
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.
It Takes a Village
We believe it truly does take a village to raise strong girls. As a LEAD sponsor you’ll fuel the next generation of confident, determined women in the Winston-Salem and Greensboro communities. Make a donation and make a difference. Explore our available sponsorship opportunities.

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“Joy Nelson has been instrumental in childhood development, female mentoring and giving back to her community. The students really respect that her mentoring is not a one time deal but an on going journey. We are very pleased to have Lead Girls of NC and their founder Joy Nelson volunteer here at High School Ahead Academy.”

Dustin K. Johnson

Health Teacher, High School Ahead Academy

“The LEAD Girls of NC program has had a positive impact on our school community. [T]he girls were in a lot of drama, some got into fights and most had self-esteem issues. Since working the LEAD Girls of NC, I can see a major change in these young ladie .”

Jameshia Hunter

School Counselor, Allen Middle School (Guilford County)

“The Lead Girls of NC program is lovely. My girls have learned life skills, values, budgeting, and to love themselves unconditionally. Having confidence and compassion is a key part of life. LEAD Girls also teaches them to be ambitious, courteous, and humble.”

Melissa Shuff Wilson

Mother of two LEAD participants

“Thank you for your passion to give back and pour love, empowerment and leadership into our girls. To work with teenage girls is not an easy task. I have to say that since my daughter has been a part of LEAD, I have noticed her coming out of her shell a lot more. Her interest in different things has grown.”

Fanetta

Mother of a LEAD participant

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!

Source: The National Mentoring Partnership

Young adults who were at-risk for falling off track but had a mentor are more likely to:
  • Enroll in College: 55% more likely 55%
  • Volunteer Regularly: 78% more likely 78%
  • Being a Mentor: 90% more likely 90%
  • Be a Leader: 130% more likely 100%
Our Great Supporters
Without the generous support of our many friends and allies, our work would not be possible. Thank you to all of our donors, volunteers and partner organizations!

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.

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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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500 W. 4th Street
Suite 203B
Winston-Salem, NC
27101

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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.