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 with 8 to 10 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 8 to 10 sessions (depending on the school and the time allotted to each session), 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 200 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.