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EMPOWHER GIRLS ACADEMY

GRADES 7 AND 8

The EmpowHer Girls Academy is a school-based program for 7th and 8th grade girls. The class uses a social emotional learning centric curriculum that’s designed by EmpowHer to build confidence, skills, social justice awareness, and college and career readiness.

SCHOOL PARTNERS

Girls MUST be enrolled in a partnering Title I school in order to participate in our EmpowHer Girls Academy. We are currently in the following schools:

Environmental Charter Middle School- Gardena
Environmental Charter Middle School- Inglewood
Grace Hopper STEM Academy
Katherine Johnson STEM Academy
UCLA Community School
Watts Learning Center Charter Middle School
Animo Compton Charter School
Animo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School
Alain Leroy Locke College Preparatory Academy
Animo Legacy Charter Middle School

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PROGRAM DETAILS

During the EmpowHer Girls Academy, professional women serve as mentors to our middle school girls, exposing them to careers in a multitude of industries and building positive relationships. These mentoring relationships result in our girls feeling supported and encouraged to set and achieve their personal, academic, and career goals.

FOCUS AREAS

The EmpowHer Girls Academy program has four focus areas: confidence, skills development, social justice, and college and career readiness.

Confidence: Girls engage in ongoing and honest discussions that explore their insecurities, help them heal from trauma, and emphasize their value and the power of their voice.

Skills Development: Academic achievement is supported by offering hands-on activities that help to develop new skills and increased motivation to learn and succeed. EmpowHer girls learn healthy decision making, problem solving, conflict management, relationship building, a host of STEAM skills, financial literacy, and college readiness. They also develop their communication and public speaking skills that help them to navigate their daily lives more effectively while also building a foundation for their futures.

Social Justice Awareness: The importance of gender and racial justice serves as a through-line in all that we teach. Girls examine the systemic barriers that exist for women of color and are taught skills and provided with mentors to help them develop strategies to navigate these barriers in order to succeed. They also participate in project-based learning to strengthen their awareness of social justice issues important to them and become activists.

Career: Professional women from diverse backgrounds, often in industries where girls of color are underrepresented, serve as mentors for our girls. Mentors provide EmpowHer girls with encouragement, help them learn strategies to navigate systemic barriers in the workplace, and create a vision for success. EmpowHer girls also participate in a host of field trips to continue their exposure to various careers within STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts,and Math) fields.

PROGRAM DETAILS

During the EmpowHer Girls Academy, professional women serve as mentors to our middle school girls, exposing them to careers in a multitude of industries and building positive relationships. These mentoring relationships result in our girls feeling supported and encouraged to set and achieve their personal, academic, and career goals.

FOCUS AREAS

The EmpowHer Girls Academy program has four focus areas: confidence, skills development, social justice, and college and career readiness.

Confidence: Girls engage in ongoing and honest discussions that explore their insecurities, help them heal from trauma, and emphasize their value and the power of their voice.

Skills Development: Academic achievement is supported by offering hands-on activities that help to develop new skills and increased motivation to learn and succeed. EmpowHer girls learn healthy decision making, problem solving, conflict management, relationship building, a host of STEAM skills, financial literacy, and college readiness. They also develop their communication and public speaking skills that help them to navigate their daily lives more effectively while also building a foundation for their futures.

Social Justice Awareness: The importance of gender and racial justice serves as a through-line in all that we teach. Girls examine the systemic barriers that exist for women of color and are taught skills and provided with mentors to help them develop strategies to navigate these barriers in order to succeed. They also participate in project-based learning to strengthen their awareness of social justice issues important to them and become activists.

Career: Professional women from diverse backgrounds, often in industries where girls of color are underrepresented, serve as mentors for our girls. Mentors provide EmpowHer girls with encouragement, help them learn strategies to navigate systemic barriers in the workplace, and create a vision for success. EmpowHer girls also participate in a host of field trips to continue their exposure to various careers within STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts,and Math) fields.

HOW TO VOLUNTEER

Want to be part of what we are dong? Volunteer as a mentor today!

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OTHER PROGRAMS

We serve 1,000 girls annually with our comprehensive curriculum. Learn more about EmpowHer’s other programs.

OTHER PROGRAMS

We serve 1000+ girls annually with our comprehensive curriculum. Learn more about EmpowHer’s other programs.