Our Impact

Our Impact

Our Impact

When girls get involved in Girls For A Change (GFAC) programs and activities, they become fully engaged. As a result, they develop social and emotional skills through experiential learning.

They’re encouraged to identify interests, design learning experiences and choose their own methods of sharing information through project-based learning. GFAC has a systematic, complementary approach to measuring the girls’ successes.

What Makes Us Work?

Real, sustained change, growth and success do not happen overnight, over the course of a single summer, or a single semester; thus, neither do our programs. Girls For A Change (GFAC) programs are aimed at supporting girls through the different stages of their lives where they encounter different challenges. We believe in starting early, staying with them, and seeing them through to success as we provide various programs and offer support on all levels to facilitate girls staying with us for the long haul…and we are there to carry them every step of the way.

For the past five years
100%
of our high school seniors have not only graduated,
but have also pursued higher education

For the past five years
100%
of our high school seniors have not only graduated,
but have also pursued higher education

Other Achievements

Over the past 15 years, we have served more than 30,000 girls nationally. Participants reported that they felt more secure, learning to take action on issues that matter to them, making positive choices and engaging in their community. They think critically about the world around them and express their feelings, while also acknowledging the feelings and thoughts of others in caring ways. They are confident in themselves and grow up with a “can-do” attitude.

100%
of our girls reported feeling safe, secure and supported in GFAC programs. They’re also more likely to stay in school.

46%
of GFAC participants as young as 10 years old have attended STEAM workshops, giving them the tools they need to lead in the digital era.

60%
increase in program offerings for girls of various ages, and community volunteers and partners since opening our Chesterfield Center.

Other Achievements

Over the past 15 years, we have served more than 30,000 girls nationally. Participants reported that they felt more secure, learning to take action on issues that matter to them, making positive choices and engaging in their community. They think critically about the world around them and express their feelings, while also acknowledging the feelings and thoughts of others in caring ways. They are confident in themselves and grow up with a “can-do” attitude.

100%
of our girls reported feeling safe, secure and supported in GFAC programs. They’re also more likely to stay in school.

46%
of GFAC participants as young as 10 years old have attended STEAM workshops, giving them the tools they need to lead in the digital era.

60%
increase in Richmond volunteers within one year since we opened our own center.