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Girls ASPIRE Summer Leadership Program

The Girls ASPIRE Leadership Program is a one-week summer leadership program for twenty current 6th graders. The overall goal of the program is to build the next generation of leaders and specific objectives of the program are to promote:

  • self-efficacy and a belief in one’s ability to succeed;

  • an understanding of one’s identity and sense of self;

  • exploration of leadership style and skills

  • connections with role models and mentors;

  • self-care and responsible decision-making;

  • development of healthy relationships; and,

  • life goal setting and career exploration.


The 6th graders who participate in the summer of 2023 will be invited back for the summers of their 7th and 8th grade year for a week-long experience, as well as Saturday sessions during the academic year.

Summer 2024 Girls ASPIRE Leadership Program for 6th graders

Monday, June 24 - June 28, 2024  

Registration forms are due May 17, 2024

Young Women Choosing to Succeed

Young Women Choosing to Succeed is a 10-week program focusing on mindfulness, self, leadership and healthy relationships for 7th and 8th grade girls. Students meet during a class period or after school with a YWCA facilitator one or two days a week. The program is offered on-site at a partner school.


Mothers and Daughters Circle

This workshop is for mothers or female-identifying caregivers and their daughters (11 years of age or older) to join together in combined groups to strengthen their bonds through shared listening, creative expression, and skill building. Activities are designed to promote empathy, communication skills, stress reduction, setting limits and honoring boundaries, exploring meanings and messages about female identity, identifying relationship accountability, and experiencing affirmation together and within their broader female community.  This program may be presented as a day-long session or a series of shorter workshops.

For more information about our programs for girls, please contact Kanisha Clemons, Program Coordinator at

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