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.

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 Intentional Programming

Passport to Success
Girls in grades 6-12 can sign up for their very own Passport to Success! 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 six 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.

C.A.R.E Team Fridays
Be a part of a creative group that will give back to the community while having fun and earning service hours for school. C.A.R.E. meetings will be held on the last Friday of every month from October through April.

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

School-Based Programming

For more information about acquiring one of our programs at your school, please contact Director of Teen Programs, Maria Tijerino-Lew.

Young Women’s Group
The Young Women’s 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 at Alameda High School, Island High School, Encinal Junior & Senior High Schools, Lincoln Middle School, and Wood Middle School. To sign up, contact the school office.

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.

The next enrollment period will be in January, 2021. For more information, download our brochure or read our Frequently Asked Questions.