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Girls Inc. Teens! for Girls Grades 6-12

Teen Program photoGirls Inc. of the Island City's middle and high school programs for girls, grades 6-12, consist of wide-ranging activities, relationships, and experiences to ensure that girls' achievements make our mission and vision a reality. Programs take place on-site at various Alameda middle and high schools as well as at Girls Inc. of the Island City. In addition, Girls Inc. of the Island City offers community-wide workshops and opportunities for personal growth throughout the year.

After-School Intentional Programming

Passport to Success

Teen Program photo Passport to Success is a FREE resource series that takes place on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Girls Inc. of the Island City. The series empowers girls by enabling them to learn new information, acquire and develop skills, build self-confidence, and have fun. The series is comprised of 5 workshops that promote college readiness, self-sufficiency, leadership, personal safety, and positive decision making. For more information, download the Passport to Success pamphlet and registration forms!

Teen Committees

Join girls your age on a Girls Inc. of the Island City Teen Committee!

Special Projects

  • Participate in Democracy Matters High School Debate Scholarship Program, sponsored by League of Women Voters of Alameda County and College of Alameda.


  • Be a part of the Ethical Fashion Project and learn about controversial issues surrounding the fashion industry, such as the treatment of factory workers, the impact on the environment, and ways you can make a difference. Learn about entrepreneurship and how you can be a successful, ethical business woman! Option to be a competitor in the Girls Inc. Ethical Fashion Show! And more!

Teen Committee meetings are held on alternating Fridays starting in October. Join one or both committees!

School-Based Programming

For more information about acquiring one of our programs at your school, please contact Teen Program Coordinators Dana Swint and Hannah Joy Wirshing at 510.521.1743 ext. 208.

Young Women's Intervention Group

Teen Program photo The Young Women's Intervention Group focuses on empowering girls to focus on their strengths. The objective of this diversity program is to introduce teen girls to Girls Inc. National curriculum-based activities, opportunities, and exercises in order to build self-esteem and confidence. The girls will gain strategies for coping with stress and peer pressure, build their communication skills and learn to weigh the options and consequences associated with their decisions. This program will be offered Spring semester at Island High School and Encinal Junior & Senior High Schools. To sign up, contact the school office.

Science Action Club

Science Action Club is an authentic science and nature learning program which engages middle school age youth through hands-on learning and exploration. Curriculum and materials for this program are provided by California Academy of Sciences. This program will be offered Spring semester at Wood Middle School. To sign up, contact the school office.
Additional Programming

Eureka!® Teen Achievement Program

Teen Program photoEureka! is a national, five-year program created by Girls Inc. to encourage girls to explore career paths in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program consists of four weeks of intensive programming during the summer and additional sessions throughout the school year (years 1-5). (*If girls join as rising 9th graders, they do not participate in a 5th year). (*4th and 5th year summer program may not take place in July). Designed to meet the intellectual, social, physical, and emotional needs of adolescent girls, programming combines STEM subjects with sports and personal and professional development activities. The program also requires adult mentors and job shadow experiences in the science and non-traditional fields. Enrollment into the program is open every other year to rising eighth and ninth grade girls. The next enrollment period will begin this January 2017. For more information, download our brochure or read our Frequently Asked Questions. If you’re ready to apply, download a printable application here!