Our annual reports help us learn how to better support youth health, leadership and advocacy in Monterey County. The data is compiled and analyzed by the Planning, Evaluation and Policy (PEP) Unit of the Monterey County Health Department.
The 2014-2015 Year-End Report represents three years of implementation, activities, and development of Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands (GHGH), a girl-led collaborative movement for health empowerment of girls 11-18 of Monterey County. GHGH is an initiative of the Women’s Fund of Monterey County, a field of interest fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County.
Since 2012, GHGH has invested more than $800,000 in girls’ health, empowerment, and leadership with support from the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation, Claire Giannini Fund, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Nan
cy Buck Ransom Foundation, and scores of individual donors to the Community Foundation for Monterey County Women’s Fund.
2014-2015 Is the third year of operations for GHGH. This year GHGH programming reached 688 participating girls ages 11 to 18 years old throughout Monterey County. Participating girls reported significant personal, leadership, and empowerment growth.