Girls for a Change

Girl Action Team Projects

Girl Action Team Projects

Girls For A Change empowers young women to create change in their own communities with the guidance of adult women. About 5-15 girls and two women "coaches" make up a Girl Action Team. Teams design and implement a social change project that will make a lasting change in their neighborhood, city or school. More than 100 Girl Action Teams meet across the US and internationally each year. Check out how Girl Action Teams are transforming the world in your city.

To read about Girl Action Team Projects nationally and internationally, click on the locations on the right-hand panel.

Examples of three of the many Girl Action Team Projects:

Girl Action Team #10, San Jose High Academy, Silicon Valley: Immigration Education
The girls of Team 10 are committed to equal access to higher education for immigrant students. They feel that there is a lack of resources for immigrant families regarding access to higher education and that those families are unaware of the rights and resources available to their children. They partnered with a community agency to present a workshop geared toward high school juniors and seniors and their families in order to inform them of the resources available.  They believe that by raising awareness of these issues more immigrant students will access higher education after leaving high school.

Girl Action Team #5, Henderson Middle School, Richmond – Cease the Violence Against Women
The girls at Henderson are planning a rally to end violence and sexual assault against women. Their rally was held at a local community center and included guest speakers from community organizations working on the issue, information about resources available in Richmond and a self defense workshop for participants. The girls also did media outreach to local newspapers to spread the word about their event. The team believes that education and awareness about this issue will mean a safer place for women and girls.

Girl Action Team #17, Hamilton Elementary, Phoenix: No More Child Abuse
The girls of Hamilton Elementary were outraged by the number of child abuse cases reported each year in Maricopa County. They believe that substance abuse in adults can perpetuate aggressive behaviors and increase the number of children at risk for abuse. The girls created a public service announcement at MyStudio in Arizona Mills Mall. The short video challenges adults to think about how substance abuse can lead to unintended, harmful and destructive behaviors toward children. It also encouraged children who are in dangerous situations to seek safe and supportive help. The girls are showing the PSA during their school’s morning announcements and also at an upcoming open house for parents/guardians. Watch The Video