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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Our Programs



Every girl can lead. 

Leadership development improves schooling outcomes, decreases risk behaviors, and helps girls plan a successful future.

Since LEAD launched in 2016, more than 900 girls have benefited from our programs. Partnering with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, over 300 girls enroll annually at our school-year sites and our Community LEAD Program. At Community LEAD we serve students from local Title One schools, charter schools, and girls who are referred to our program by partner organizations.

In addition to our flagship LEAD program, we provide an interactive, girl-centered leadership program at our annual Expo in the Fall, we teach girls the power of entrepreneurship at our summer fashion camp, and we offer a hands-on STEAM learning program where girls explore science, tech, engineering, arts and math. Learn more about our programs:

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