LEAD Program

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

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LEAD Program

LEAD empowers girls to make good decisions. Good decisions allow girls to build a successful future. We partner with schools and community organizations to give at-risk, middle school girls a safe space for learning and growth.

We offer our flagship girls leadership program in two settings:

  • School-based LEAD programs are offered at our partner middle schools
  • Community-based LEAD programs are open to middle school students from any local school and is hosted online via Zoom or in-person at our downtown office. 

Over the course of a semester, we build a relationship with each girl and guide them through an evidence-based curriculum formed around Awareness, Communications, Leadership and Perspective, our four core fundamentals.

Our program follows an evidence-based curriculum

Each LEAD program is a workshop series that meets for 17 sessions

Girls engage in dialogue, journaling and sharing

We teach goal setting, future planning and problem-solving

How the LEAD program works

Empowering girls to succeed, because every girl can.

Our girls leadership program is a structured, multi-session workshop series. Over the course of 17 sessions, we use dialogue-focused sessions to:

  • engage girls in deep thinking
  • facilitate active communication about challenges, goals and aspirations
  • teach age-appropriate financial literacy, career exploration and academic success strategies
  • perform community service projects
  • instill and nurture a desire to “give back” and “be doers”

The LEAD Program and Community LEAD serve over 300 middle school girls in Forsyth county during the school year. 

Explore Our Curriculum

Get to know our program! Review the curriculum and you’ll see exactly what topics we cover; you’ll gain an understanding of our lesson structure; and you’ll learn how we support our girls to complete the LEAD program.

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