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Girls: Join GFC Richmond!

Take action now…join a Girl Action Team!

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:

  1. First find out if we have a Girl Action Team in your community. Check out our Team Projects page to see if we have a team at your school. Then email us to join the Girl Action Team at your school or to learn about other ways to join GFC or start your own group.
  2. Then you meet twice a month in your community with your Girl Action Team and two women Coaches to start talking about what’s going on in your neighborhood, city or school.
  3. Next you identify a problem in your community that you feel passionate about and your team comes up with a project to make a change. Finally you put your plan into action!
  4. You can also apply to be a part of the Girl Steering Committee This is an opportunity for girls to understand GFC as an organization and to be a part of the decision-making process. Girls have the opportunity to be voting members of the GFC Board of Directors or serve on a variety of committees. In Richmond, this will start in the spring of 2009.

You can change the world! Take action now…join a GFC Girl Action Team.

To join a Girl Action Team, send an email to coachric@girlsforachange.org. 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.

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!


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