Our middle and high school programs, for girls in 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, we offer community-wide workshops and opportunities for personal growth throughout the year.

Registration: To sign up for Passport to Success, Girls United, and Ethical Fashion Show, download the Teen Program Registration Form.

Volunteer: Our Teen programs have opportunities for volunteers to work with teens in grades 6-12 ongoing throughout the year. Visit our volunteer page to see how you can help us!

After-School Programming

Passport to Success
Note: Space is still available in our last Passport to Success workshop of the 2021-22 school year, “Strong, Smart, and Bold Chefs!” For more information, download the Strong, Smart, and Bold Chefs flyer.

Girls Inc. invites all female-identifying and nonbinary teens in grades 6-12 to join Passport to Success! Workshops are held on Mondays from 4:15 pm – 5:45 pm and can be attended in person or via Zoom. The series empowers girls by enabling them to learn new information, acquire and develop skills, build self-confidence, and have fun. All sessions are FREE and transportation is provided from most schools (space is limited, contact Maria Tijerino-Lew for more information).

Girls United
We welcome all girls of color and allies to join our newest teen club, “Girls United.” This group is dedicated to celebrating and supporting all the diverse ethnicities in our community. Meetings take place every Thursday via Zoom from 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm. For more information, download the Girls United Flyer.

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Empower Hour
Empower Hour inspires and empowers teens to focus on their strengths. The objective of this diversity program is to introduce teens to Girls Inc. National curriculum-based activities, opportunities, and exercises in order to build self-esteem and confidence. The teens 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 to all teens in grades 6-12.

To find out if Empower Hour is offered at your school, please contact Director of Teen Programs, Maria Tijerino-Lew.

Additional Programming

Check Out Eureka!
A fun and unique, multi-year program for teen girls that develops their career interests and opportunities in STEM through a curriculum involving hands-on learning, field trips, job shadows, networking, college-readiness, mentorships, vocational education, and professional skills training. The program also builds girls’ confidence by teaching swimming and self-defense, and exploring other athletic and outdoor pursuits.

 

Eureka! Teen Achievement Program

Eureka! 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 provides 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.

Enrollment is now open. For more information, download our brochure or read our Frequently Asked Questions.

For more information about our Teen Programs, please contact Director of Teen Programs, Maria Tijerino-Lew.

SUMMER Programming

2022 Summer Solar Camp
Calling all teens in grades 7 and 8 interested in STEM! We are proud to partner with The Lawrence Hall of Science and Boys & Girls Club of Alameda to offer this fun, engaging, and free summer camp.

Use engineering to solve real world problems while you build solar powered devices. Meet new people and enjoy free, catered breakfast, lunch, and snack. Camp will be held at Alameda Boys & Girls Club. For more information, download the Summer Solar Camp flyer.