Join thousands of other young women in a historical movement to change the world. GFC did something rather revolutionary…we asked girls, like you, what your lives are like, what you worry about, and how you want your life and your community to be different. And, we asked girls like you how we could help you make big changes.
We found out that you have the answers, and all we need to do is give you the space, connections, and support to create your own solutions. To get involved:
You can change the world! Take action now…join a GFC Girl Action Team
Girl Action Teams meet at schools or community centers. Two women volunteers called Coaches work with a group of girls to create a community project that tackles a social issue girls choose. To join a team, visit our list of cities here and then click on the "Contact Us" link to email your local GFC staff person. In your email, include your name, the school you attend and an email or phone number where we can reach you. This information will help us respond to you quickly about the teams in your area.
If GFC is not in your city yet…start a GFC Girl Action Team OR join the Girl Action Network
GFC is growing every year, but if we are not in your city yet you have options. You can either start a team in your city OR join our Girl Action Network.
If you want to start a team, you will need to partner with an adult mentor who can help you implement the steps needed to start a team. There is a cost to start a GFC team, so you will need to work with your adult mentor and GFC to see how we can support your fund raising efforts. To learn more, click here.
The Girl Action Network allows you to connect with women and girls around the world who are creating change! It's free to sign up and after you do, you can download the GFC Girl Action Kit at no cost. This kit guides you through the process of creating a social change project in your community. You can do a project on your own or get your friends involved! To join, click here.
A Message to Future GFC Members from Alina, Member of GFC Girl Action Team 15
From being in GFC, I, first and foremost, learned that I can do ANYTHING as long as I put my mind to it. I learned about the importance of hard work, dedication, perseverance, optimism, and teamwork. I learned how powerful the voice of female youth can be.
I met fabulous, enthusiastic people who truly care about improving their society and world. I met my awesome team, made up of diverse and different young women, united by their passion for changing their community for the better.
I accomplished things I never, in my wildest dreams, thought I would: I wrote proposals, solicited my idea to big-time executives, gave an interview on TV, and witnessed the success, growth, and positive impact of a remarkable organization called Girls For A Change.
I definitely feel that GFC has helped me find my voice, my aspirations, and the kind of career I’d like to have in the future (Director of GFC!). My coaches and teammates have been extremely supportive and encouraging, which has totally boosted my level of self-confidence. They have become my mentors and some of the "bestest" friends I’ll ever know. You can change the world!