To build the capacity of individuals and organizations to serve girls more effectively and efficiently through gender responsive education and advocacy.


Every girl experiences a community that embraces and supportsgender equity and values the female perspective.

Guiding Principles

  • We value the female perspective and experience.
  • We believe all girls deserve a safe, gender responsive environment in which to grow.
  • We believe all girls are capable of achieving their goals.
  • We believe that supporting girls’ health, education, spirituality and well-being is an investment in our future.
  • We are committed to listening to girls and valuing their wisdom.
  • We promote the leadership of girls and their inclusion in decision making.
  • We seek to represent all girls inclusive of religion, creed, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and disability.
  • We encourage and celebrate every girl’s unique identity and value her individuality.
  • We believe qualitative and quantitative research is a critical element in the development of programs and policies affecting girls.
  • We advocate and support positive social change to include policy and legislation
    that empowers girls and young women.
  • We work to build partnerships and collaboration on local, regional, state and
    national levels.