Program Principles

Our Program Principles

LEAD Girls are preteen girls who aspire to greatness despite their circumstances. Our program is formed around four core principles:


These fundamental principles guide the development of skills and the cultivation of traits that are needed to empower, educate, elevate and encourage girls to realize their full potential.

Our Principles in Action

Lead Girls of NC is on a mission to encourage and mentor girls to aspire and achieve greatness academically, emotionally and creatively. Our workshops are designed to engage and inspire girls to set and achieve goals for themselves. LEAD Girls of NC uses its four core principles as a foundation for teaching and as a springboard to support girls on a journey of self-learning. Girls forge new relationships, learn new skills, hone their existing skills, share their experiences, and build on one another’s skills and experiences.

Click on a principle tab below to learn more about how we apply it in our workshops and program activities.
  • Awareness
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Perspective

How LEAD Girls of NC focuses on Awareness:

  • Part 1: Cultural Appreciation & Value
  • Where I Come From
  • Celebrating Our Journey


  • Part 2: Celebrating My Individuality
  • Uplifting Diversity
  • Exploring My Goals and Dreams

How LEAD Girls of NC focuses on Communication:

  • Connecting with Each Other
  • Self-Expression & Acceptance
  • Cultivating Respect & Finding My Voice
  • Navigating Relationships

How LEAD Girls of NC focuses on Leadership:

  • Setting Boundaries & Staying Safe
  • Drinking & Drink Prevention
  • Girls and Mental Health
  • Giving Back to Others Through Community Service

How LEAD Girls of NC focuses on Perspective:

  • Exploring Opportunities
  • Career Options & College Tour
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Literacy

Additional Events

To be scheduled:

  • Community Service Day: Partner with Humane Society of Winston Salem.
  • Community Service Day: Community partner to be determined.
  • LEAD Girls Lapel Pin Ceremony: After two community service activities have been completed.
  • College Life/Perspective: The ILead Program at Salem College will partner with LEAD Girls to show them college life including a meal in the café on campus.
  • Monthly Junior Board Meetings: LEAD Girls are elected unto an executive committee by their peers and meet monthly to discuss the program and suggest enhancements.

Non-Discrimination Statement

No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity available at Lead Girls of North Carolina on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, political belief, age, national origin, linguistic and language difference, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, height, weight, marital or familial status, or disability.