Girls For A Change!
Based out of San Jose, California, Girls For A Change (GFC) “is a national organization that empowers girls to create social change. They invite young women to design, lead, fund, and implement social change projects that tackle issues girls face in their own neighborhoods.”
GFC, “seeks to address the very heart of issues confronting girls—increasing confidence in their own voice and convictions, developing-life skills, and improving their ability to identify paths and resources within their communities that contribute to positive change and break cycles for a lifetime.”
What Have GFC Girls Taken Action On?
1. Immigration Education: The girls of Team 10 are committed to equal access to higher education for immigrant students. They believe that there is a lack of resources for immigrant families and that those families are unaware of the rights and resources available. GFC girls have 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 available resources.
Read more here about 2 more GFC efforts to “Cease Violence Against Women” and “No More Child Abuse.”
We highly recommend the following Girls For A Change social-change kit, which includes 4 steps on how to become a social change agent.