Jun
19
Aug 21

Girls Count

· Girls Count STEAM CAMP : A Day Camp for Girls Entering 1st -8th grades

. FOR: Girls in 1st-8th grades

· TYPE: Day Program

. TIME: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

· DATES: June 19, 2017 - August 21, 2017

· COST: $99 per week

 

 

 

At Girls Count, girls will explore our Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM) Lab to immerse them in these subjects and demonstrate the girls, too, can be pioneers in these areas. Computer rooms are available to the girls for research, projects, instructional assistance, and daily online activities. In addition to our focused program offerings, girls will experience diverse weekly themes including visual arts, health & wellness, financial literacy, green living, and more. Our carefully designed programs focus on academic support, character development, cultural enhancement, building leadership skills, and social change, as well as encourage girl power and lots of fun through the process.

 

 

Jun
19
Jul 1

REVamping Fashion Leaders

  • FOR: Girls in 9th -12th grades

Interest Meeting May 6th,2017, click here for more details  

40% off

Application Fee $25 due May 1st

$810 paid in full  by June 1st

· TYPE: Residential Program

· COST: $1,350 (Full/Partial scholarships available)

High school girls will experience a 10-day program exploring the behind the scenes of the fashion industry as they learn about trend forecasting, career and internship options, skills building, networking and meeting fashion leaders from around the globe. Girls will visit New York City for five days and spend the other five days at Virginia Commonwealth University exploring their passion for fashion through the Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising. As a bonus, creative solo and team projects developed by the girls will be presented at a showcase at the end of the program.

It’s no secret that the fashion industry has a diversity problem with very few women of color on magazine covers, campaigns, gracing runways or landing leadership roles in the industry. Girls For A Change is breaking barriers and creating opportunities in the world of fashion as we inspire the creative and resourceful fashion leader in your girl through exposure to this hands on fashion-focused summer residency.

Jun
19
Aug 25

Day Camp

TAKE THE LEAP AND LEAD THIS SUMMER!

GIRLS FOR A CHANGE  presents

The 2017 CAMP DIVA Leadership Academy

RVA…get ready for Black Girl Magic!

 With 4 Experiences to Choose From...

About Girls For A Change (GFAC)
GFAC is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to support and inspire Black girls and other girls of color to visualize their bright futures and potential through discovery, development and social change innovation in their communities. In doing so, we help girls develop key skills needed for their success.

Who can attend?
All girls entering grades 1st- 12th in September 2017 can attend Camp Diva Leadership Academy. Offerings are designated both by grade, and availability.

Register Today!  Space is Limited!

APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP (Full and Partial available)
REGISTRATION -OPENS FEBRUARY 25, 2017 | CLOSES MAY 1, 2017
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2017
SIBLING DISCOUNTS AND PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS AVAILABLE

If you believe in our program and goals, but are not able to pay the published program fee or transportation costs, PLEASE APPLY ANYWAY! Your commitment to participating is important!
GFAC promises to make every effort to help you become a part of our programs regardless of your family's financial situation.

  • Girls Count (day camp for girls entering 1st -8th grades)
  • FOR: Rising 1st -8th Grade Girls
  • TYPE: Day Program
  • DATES: June 19, 2017-August 21, 2017
  • COST: $99 per week
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2017 ($25 fee)

Each day at Girls Count, girls have an opportunity to explore our STEAM Lab, which is used to immerse them in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math challenges and explore STEAM and media arts through applied technology and project-based learning. Computer rooms are available to the girls for research, projects, instructional assistance, and daily online activities. In addition to our focused program offerings, girls will experience diverse weekly themes including visual arts, health & wellness, financial literacy, green living, and more. Overall, our carefully designed programs focus on academic support, character development, cultural enhancement, building leadership skills, and social change, as well as offer engagement with notable female leaders, girl power, and FUN!

** IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR DAY CAMP **

 Each camper is responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the campsite. 

 Lunch is available on Mondays Only

Snack is available Twice a day Mon-Fri

All campers must bring lunch on Tuesday-Fridays

Summer Feild Trip Fee $250 have been waived! 

Breakfast is not available - Campers that arrive before 8:30 a.m. can eat onsite before we start the program.

SAVE THE DATES:

OPEN HOUSE - In person only
Saturday, June 3, 2017,  100 Buford Road North Chesterfield, VA 23235                                                                                                       

Residential Camp Conference Call  Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 6 pm - 7 pm                                       Dial-In - 605.475.4900 Passcode 889291#

 

SIBLING DISCOUNT AND PAYMENT PLAN

Registration Fee Waived for Each Additional Participant

(Sibling Discount - $25 off Weekly Enrollment

Pay in FULL by April 15th and Save 25% off your total summer enrollment! 

Jul
2
Jul 15

She CAN Lead

· She Can Lead: A Middle School Girls Experience

· FOR: Girls in 6th -8th grades

· TYPE: Residential Program

· DATES: July 2, 2017 - July 15, 2017

· COST: $1,400 (Full/Partial scholarships available)

· APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2017 ($25 fee)

The transition to middle school is often challenging for Black girls and other girls of color due to massive fundamental achievement gaps. The supportive hands-on environment of this camp strives to meet this challenge by fostering increased independence, self-esteem and confidence in girls through fun interactive experiences, workshops, taking part in Girl Action Teams, learning from guest speakers, and field trips.

 

This two-week residential program will develop the skills and capabilities that will enable girls to speak up in class and social settings, solve problems creatively and communicate with confidence that will invigorate the leadership potential in all girls. Ultimately, this skill building is expected to significantly contribute to girls gaining leadership positions at an early age. Future leaders are shaped at She Can Lead!

 

Jul
17
Jul 28

Let Her Lead: A High School Gilr Experience

· FOR: Girls in 9th -12th grades

60% off

Application Fee $25 due May 1st

$560 paid in full  by June 1st

· TYPE: Residential Program

· DATES: July 16, 2017 - July 28, 2017

· COST: $1,400 (Full/Partial scholarships available)

This two-week camp is designed specifically for Black high school girls and other girls of color who have big dreams for their lives and careers. During this experience, we celebrate stories and successes of women of color; actively engage girls in workshops, projects, college tours and mock college classes; and introduce girls to the inner workings of government, business, and entrepreneurship. Girls are also given opportunities to secure internships and jobs, receive intentional coaching to enhance their understanding of networks, and plan their future career success.

 

Despite the great strides African American women have made in education, many continue to experience higher rates of unemployment than white women and earn less than their male counterparts and white women, leaving a growing portion of our population more vulnerable to poverty and its implications. Let Her Lead focuses on addressing these issues, and moves Black girls from stuck to soaring! We help girls embrace who they uniquely are and realize their infinite potential.

 

Donation - Ten ( 10 )  spaces avaiable for $600 only

Claim your space today

$25 registraion fee due by April 21st

Full payment due May 15th

Two Payment plan avaiable

April 15, May 1st , and/ or May 15th


May
20
12:30 am00:30

Girls For A Change - Grand Opening

  • Girls For A Change - Grand Opening

Girls For A Change is opening a new center this summer; Girls For A Change of Chesterfield, and we want to invite you to come and celebrate with us! On Saturday, May 20th from 12:30 pm-5pm, we will host a Grand Opening of the new center located near Putt -Putt  Fun Center off of Midlothian Turnpike. Come tour the center, meet our friendly staff,  register for camp, grab a bite to eat and arts and crafts, enjoy outdoor entertainment with Radio One and local Richmond Artist. 

The event is free, but you must RSVP so that we will know who’s coming! 

There will be lots of prizes given away, including free weeks of Camp Diva and even a gift card from DTLR! For more information about the event, please contact us at (804) 420-2267

REGISTER TODAY!


We look forward to seeing you there!

May
4
5:30 pm17:30

Black Girls Showcase: Speak Boldly

"Speak Boldly"

Imagine a World Where Girls See No Limits

Hosted by

MC- Sister Jendayi Johnson & Coach Nikki

TOTALLY free, but registration is required

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Check-In Opens: 5:30 P.M.

6 P.M.-8:30 P.M.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

Auditorium

1800 Lakeside Avenue

Richmond, Virginia 23228

The purpose of this FREE city-wide gathering, hosted by GFAC, is to uplift, celebrate, showcase, and fortify Black girls and other girls of color. Girls get to introduce the social change projects that they worked on in their Girl Action Teams to their communities and the world. This is a celebration of the great work happening in our community; an exploration of the ideas, techniques, and technologies that are driving this change; and an invitation for everyone to get involved in creating a better future for their community. Driven by technology, and inspired by local success stories, girls are partnering in their community with activists, leaders, change-makers, and businesses, and through these partnerships, start to tackle some of our toughest social challenges, answer some of our biggest questions, and create solutions.

Keynote Speaker

Lauren Mims

Former Assistant Director

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans during the Obama Administration

REGISTER TODAY!