Promoting leadership and life skills among vulnerable adolescent girls

The project

Girls Inc provides an evidence-based mix of programming and individualized support to vulnerable adolescent girls on a range of topics including financial literacy, health and safety, life and leadership skills, STEM education and career development. Statistically, 95% of the girls Girls Inc serves go on to college and 90% learn to resist stereotypes and avoid high-risk behaviors.

Fondation CHANEL is partnering with Girls Inc to extend programming to more than 300 additional girls and young women in New York City and to refine their service delivery model.

The partner

Girls Inc. of NYC offers life-changing programs and experiences to help girls navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. Highly trained professionals deliver research-based curricula in a supportive all-girls environment. Girls are equipped to achieve academically; lead healthy, physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. Programming reaches 6,000 girls in over 30 sites around the city.

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Key indicators

Last update : 12/11/2018

Numbers of youth leaders who were trained across 10 schools


Numbers of young women who were involved in youthled programming and have reduced high-risk behaviors


Number of schools in which the model was successfully scaled up across


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