The GHGH Blog provides information, resources and updates on topics important to youth girls in Monterey County.

11-Year-Old Girl Calls Out McDonald’s

A Connecticut teenager has convinced McDonald’s to finally address the casual sexism that has long been a part of Happy Meals.

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Booty Shaking Flash Workout with Beyonce

Have you tried Beyonce’s newest workout yet?

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April 23 is International Denim Day

Wear denim on April 23rd as a symbol to support the end of sexual violence and to stop unjust myths about rape victims.

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Be part of the solution with SPARKteam!

SPARK has opened applications to the SPARKteam, a group of girl activists & bloggers ages 13-22 from all around the world.

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Post-A-Smile Campaign in the news!

The Post-A-Smile Campaign is off to a great start!

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Post-A-Smile Success Across Monterey County!

Check out these updates from the front lines of the Post-A-Smile Campaign!

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Bellydancing and Body Image by Girls Raks

Are you interested in teaching new dance styles? Maybe even performing in front of a live audience?

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Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands summit aims to empower, KSBW reports

KSBW came to the GHGH ‘Conquer Life With Love’ Summit on March 1st to join in the fun!

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Girl-led Initiative Taking Action on Teen Suicide, Bullying and Health

“I don’t think anyone should ever be left out in the dark. They should always have someone to turn to.”

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Post-A-Smile Campaign April 7-11!

The mission of Post-A-Smile, a GHGH campaign, is to increase self- esteem in girls, combat bullying and thereby decrease rates of suicide.

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Want a Job? Check out this great youth employment program

Have you heard about the Monterey County Youth Employment Program? If you are 16-21 years old, read on.

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Plan Your Night

Mia promised she’d drive her friends tonight, but someone just offered to buy her a free drink. What now?

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and MyLife Clubs are taking Action!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Monterey Rape Crisis Center MyLife clubs are taking action!

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GHGH “Conquer Life with Love” Summit a Success!

GHGH will host its third Summit March 1, 2014! The theme this year is ‘Conquer Life with Love.’

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Girl leaders speak up on Radio Bilingue!

Girl leaders have been speaking up on Youth Radio 90.9 FM Radio Bilingue!

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Learning to love yourself – regardless of size

Mara, a contributor on Operation Beautiful, has great things to say about the power of loving our true selves.

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Global Girl Power

Last week, our GHGH Intern Maria had the opportunity to meet Kate Wedgwood, Country Director for Girl Hub in Rwanda.

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GLN Retreat Recap

The Girls Leadership Network held a retreat to bond and do some amazing planning together on their girl-led health movement.

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Did you take your Selfie today?

With millions of women and girls taking their pictures and ‘crafting their image’ one click at time, the pressure is on to look cute, seamless, perfect.

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Textual Harrassment?

Does your partner constantly text you? Freak out if you don’t text back right away?

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Did you start dieting when you were 8yrs old?

In second or third grade, girls are dieting. It is hard to imagine, right?

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When girls influence the Mayor of NYC

It’s not every day that we can see the effects and influence girls can have on public policy.

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Anyone can be an activist for change!

Love this video! Never underestimate a 15 year old girl!

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Malala’s Inspiring Story

Malala’s brave story inspired many of us in 2013, including this high school senior.

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Resisting Peer Pressure

You can say “no” lots of different ways, but one is more effective than the rest. Find out which one.

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Fall 2013 Retreat

The Girls Leadership Network (GLN) held a retreat on Sunday, October 20th to work on their plans to build a health movement for girls, by girls.

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Retreat Highlights!

It’s not every day that a group of talented cross-generational women and youth girls get together to help each other tackle important issues girls are faced with.

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