The problem of low self-esteem is pervasive among pre-adolescent and adolescent girls in the United States. Research conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute and other organizations demonstrates that risky behavior such as smoking, drinking, unsafe sexual behavior, eating disorders, suicidal tendencies, and self-mutilative behavior are often associated with low self-esteem.

G.I.R.L.S. Leadership Program

Click here for: 2018-2019 GIRLS Leadership Program Application and Payment Details

Click here for: Registration for the SOUTH CAROLINA Program

G.I.R.L.S. (Gaining Insight & Real Life Skills) Leadership Program is an 8-month enrichment program designed to build character, self-esteem and develop strong leadership skills in girls ages 6 – 18.  The program offers interactive life-skills workshops, experiential learning activities, STEM career exploration, group mentoring, and community service.  G.I.R.L.S. Leadership Program aims to work with girls at an early age to prevent teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, gang involvement, and other high risk behaviors.

The program meets bi-weekly September – April and covers topics such as:

  • Confidence, Respect & Self esteem
  • Positive Body Image
  • Health & wellness
  • Peer Pressure – Bullying
  • Leadership
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Media
  • Non-violent Conflict Resolution
  • Healthy emotions & relationships
  • Establishing boundaries
  • Gaining Respect
  • Responsibility
  • STEM Careers
  • Organization & Goal Setting
  • Financial Literacy

G.I.R.L.S. Leadership Program helps girls develop a healthy self-image and feel better about themselves by providing support in a nurturing learning environment which enables them to develop essential skills necessary to face life’s challenges.


Buford Human Services Center

Gwinnett County Parks & Libraries

*Schedule with locations for each event will be provided at IAB Weekend

Click here for: 2018-2019 GIRLS Leadership Program Application with Payment Details