Be An Ambassador

Be An Ambassador

Partner With Us And Become A Girl Ambassador

We engage our broader communities to stay connected with our girls, help them stay focused on academic and career goals and feel supported socially, culturally and professionally. This broader community includes corporations, health care facilities, start-up businesses, law firms, retail stores, non-profit organizations, small businesses, entrepreneurs, government entities and more, and our program would not happen without you.

The Experience

The Girl Ambassador Program is a four-year program serving girls from 9th through 12th grades. The goal is to prepare girls for jobs in the 21st century by collaborating with various corporations, startups, non-profits and educational institutions.  Too often, we hear that people of color are not being hired because they are not qualified, they are not applying, or companies do not know where to recruit them. With that in mind, we aim to ensure our girls are prepared and qualified for, and connected to job and career opportunities with which they are compatible. The Girl Ambassador program can decrease poverty, remove barriers (such as transportation), increase opportunities and improve economic status.  Girls For A Change and our hiring partners created Girl Ambassador to approach a traditional learning and structure it to align with tomorrow's business needs and wants. This is accomplished by providing the participants the skillset to work onsite or virtually or to work for someone else or themselves and come out on top. The proper skills combined with the technology currently available, the participant will have the ability to conduct business from almost anywhere. The duality of the program allows the participant to seek opportunities they may not have otherwise been exposed to or considered. Additionally, students will learn self-discipline techniques and how to make a designated work space -- even if it is in her own home.

Girls may only begin the program in 9th grade in order to gain the full benefit and bridge the digital divide, with the objective to have a economic impact on future female leaders their families and communities. The program is designed in tiers so skills are learned and developed at a natural pace through training sessions, and their experiences complement their training and receive In- Demand information technology certifications. Throughout their four-years, girls will attend workshops in order to explore future careers and acquire job readiness and leadership skills, financial literacy, and tools that will prepare them for working in the digital marketplace and today’s technology fields. Girls will also be engaged in job shadowing, volunteering, internships, jobs (where applicable), and a mentorship program via in partnership with   Boss Babes RVA.

 

9th Grade 
girls will attend skill-building workshops and explore future career and educational options through job shadowing, and tours.

First Year

Introduction to various software programs will allow these students to get job opportunities outside of fast food, convenience stores and other retail spaces.  It will give the them platform to work in an office space or virtually.

This skill set will allow them to create documents, presentations and reports for school, employers or other organizations.

10th Grade 
girls will continue to build their job-readiness and leadership skills; as well as financial literacy, as they continue to explore future career and educational options through volunteer work.

Second Year

The students will build upon what they learned in the first year of the program.  This part will delve more into specific software training, test preparation and program expansion.  The student will have knowledge of the most popular software services and products.  This will prepare the students to apply for apprenticeships or other paid job training.

This skill set will allow them to understand Data Management, Project Management and Software management.

11th Grade 
girls will continue to build their skills as well as participate in real projects for real companies

Third  Year

On the Job Training

During this course the student will be match with a small business, corporation or organization to put their skills to work.  We will provide information sessions to possible employers, job fairs and student presentations.

The on the job training will allow them to graduate high school with past performance.  We will match students with both virtual and onsite opportunities.

12th Grade 
girls will be placed at a real work-site within a retail outlet, corporation, government agency, non-profit organization or start-up company

Fourth year

Entrepreneurship, Workforce, College, or Trade Program

The students will have the capability to:

  1. Start careers or businesses with the certifications gained from this program
  2. Enter college with the certifications that will allow them to test out of the class or use it as a course credit
  3. Continue their path in a trade, certificate or license program
  4. Attend College
  5. Create a Job or Start- up

 

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You are our Girl Ambassador!

You are our Girl Ambassador!

Why Invest In
Black Girls And
Girls Of Color?

It’s an investment in the economy

Studies show that an increase in women’s labor force participation and earnings leads to reduced poverty and faster economic growth. And as the demographics of our nation continue to rapidly change, communities of color will soon be the majority. We will lose ground, both at home and abroad, if we do not unleash the economic potential of women of color.

It’s an investment in your business

Diverse perspectives, skill sets and experiences are key ingredients for added value in the workplace. Don’t miss out on what you don’t know exists!

It’s an investment in workplace equality

Equality in the workplace is not just good for women, it’s good for business. The impact of women in the workplace cannot be ignored. Yet while women, particularly women of color, have proven themselves to be successful, the barriers to their leadership and economic power continue to exist. Help break down those barriers.

It’s an investment in the future

Invest now and build your future employees as well as the leaders of the future.

Through the Girl Ambassador Program, GFAC is creating a “pipeline” of prepared Black girls and girls of color ready to engage with culturally diverse and inclusive work settings. All that’s missing is you! For more information, an application, or to set up a presentation, email info@girlsforachange.org.

Why Invest In Black Girls And Girls Of Color?

It’s an investment in the economy

Studies show that an increase in women’s labor force participation and earnings leads to reduced poverty and faster economic growth. And as the demographics of our nation continue to rapidly change, communities of color will soon be the majority. We will lose ground, both at home and abroad, if we do not unleash the economic potential of women of color.

It’s an investment in your business

Diverse perspectives, skill sets and experiences are key ingredients for added value in the workplace. Don’t miss out on what you don’t know exists!

It’s an investment in workplace equality

Equality in the workplace is not just good for women, it’s good for business. The impact of women in the workplace cannot be ignored. Yet while women, particularly women of color, have proven themselves to be successful, the barriers to their leadership and economic power continue to exist. Help break down those barriers.

It’s an investment in the future

Invest now and build your future employees as well as the leaders of the future.

Through the Girl Ambassador Program, GFAC is creating a “pipeline” of prepared Black girls and girls of color ready to engage with culturally diverse and inclusive work settings. All that’s missing is you! For more information, an application or to set up a presentation, email info@girlsforachange.org.

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Being involved in the Girl Ambassador program has opened up so many opportunities and has helped me discover my sparks and potential within. This program has helped open my mind and [let me] embrace my fears. In the beginning, I did not think I was going to complete the program, but I’ve found that I need to get out of my own way, and I ended up having more fun and better outcomes.

– Talia Oliver, Girl Ambassador Participant

It [is] important to remember that we need to be represented because we are capable and deserving. We just need equal opportunities.

– Odessa Hott, Girl Ambassador Participant

Today was one of those days that renews our faith that the next generation has everything under control. We are so blessed to have Kennedy Keith working with us this summer as a research intern. She is amazing and we look forward to introducing her to the town of West Point later this month. Stay tuned for a special guest blog post from her in a few weeks based on her research! We are so grateful to Girls For A Change and 804 RVA for giving us this opportunity to work with the Ready to Work Girl Ambassador Program.

– Kailash Satyarthi, , Beverly Allen Historic Foundation, Girl Ambassador

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Being involved in the Girl Ambassador program has opened up so many opportunities and has helped me discover my sparks and potential within. This program has helped open my mind and [let me] embrace my fears. In the beginning, I did not think I was going to complete the program, but I’ve found that I need to get out of my own way, and I ended up having more fun and better outcomes.

– Talia Oliver, Girl Ambassador Participant

It [is] important to remember that we need to be represented because we are capable and deserving. We just need equal opportunities.

– Odessa Hott, Girl Ambassador Participant

Today was one of those days that renews our faith that the next generation has everything under control. We are so blessed to have Kennedy Keith working with us this summer as a research intern. She is amazing and we look forward to introducing her to the town of West Point later this month. Stay tuned for a special guest blog post from her in a few weeks based on her research! We are so grateful to Girls For A Change and 804 RVA for giving us this opportunity to work with the Ready to Work Girl Ambassador Program.

– Kailash Satyarthi, , Beverly Allen Historic Foundation, Girl Ambassador