At Girls Inc. of San Antonio, teens become leaders and role models. Programs for girls in middle and high school address important issues such as sexism, racism, healthy relationships, and the prevention of risky behaviors. All girls learn about career choices, college admissions, and other post-secondary opportunities. Teens also have access to leadership workshops, community service, and adult mentors.
Programs are open to teens who have been previously enrolled in our programs as well as those who are new to Girls Inc. Teens can participate in one or all the workshops as they stand alone. However, we recommend that teens participate in all the days offered for a well-rounded experience and to build positive relationships with the other girls and the facilitators of the group.
Girls who have been a part of Girls Inc. programs for two or more years are able to apply for a Girls Inc. National College Scholarship.
For more information, please contact Sherry Cook, Program Manager, at email@example.com or at 210-298-5862.
Current Teen Programs
Annual Back to School Conference
Incoming 6th – 8th grade girls are invited to a 4-hour workshop featuring a variety of round table discussions and guest speakers that will give them the tools needed for a successful school year! Attendance is FREE and girls receive a “new to you” outfit from the back to school boutique.
Registration for the next Conference will open next summer.
G.I.R.L. (Girls Inc. Rising Leaders) Program
The Girls Inc. Rising Leaders program is designed to give 6th – 8th grade girls a safe space to find their own voice! This is a 9-month leadership program and girls meet on the 4th Saturday of the month beginning at 9:00 am to discuss the issues that matter to them and build friendships with girls from across the city. Cost: $150 for the year or $25 per month.
Mentors Valuing Peers (MVP) Program
At Girls Inc. teens become leaders and role models – MVP’s get the chance to connect with peers and adults who care about their success. This 9-month program is specifically designed for 9th – 12th grade girls to build strong relationships through positive mentorship, allows girls to find their strengths and explore their leadership potential in a safe and supportive environment. Girls will participate in engaging and empowering activities, skill-building workshops, group discussions, and community service projects designed to boost the next generation of leaders! MVP’s meet on the 4th Saturday of the month starting at 9:00 am. Cost: $150 for the year or $25 per month.