Leadership and Community Action® enables girls to join in partnership with women leaders in their community to develop and practice leadership & advocacy skills, and conduct community action projects.
Throughout history, women and girls have blazed pathways to progress and change. Girls and women have always been leaders, but their leadership has often gone unrecognized. To address this problem and to inspire girls to become leaders, Girls Incorporated has developed this program to bring girls and adult women together to discover the power of their capacity for leadership through community action.
Girls Inc. Leadership and Community Action enables girls to join in partnership with women leaders in their community to develop and practice leadership and advocacy skills and conduct community action projects. One of the principal strengths of Leadership and Community Action is the opportunity it provides girls to make decisions, take responsibility, and initiate projects in collaboration with experienced women.
A key feature of Leadership and Community Action is that it increases girls’ and women’s awareness of themselves as community resources, trustees of the common good, and leaders in their own right. From getting a stop sign placed at a dangerous corner to enhancing community awareness of the dangers of drugs and violence—Leadership and Community Action empowers girls, enriches their communities, and enables them to explore their own ability and responsibility to produce positive, long-term social change.