Girls Lead YYC

What is Girls Lead YYC?
Girls Lead YYC is a program designed for girls grades 10-12 who want to lead, influence, and participate in collective action to improve their schools, communities, and beyond. As a group of community-minded girls, Girls Lead YYC participants explore different leadership styles and build on existing strengths to move towards creating meaningful social change.

 Participants of Girls Lead YYC will:

  • Build upon their leadership skills, develop some new ones, and learn about topics like community organizing and addressing complex issues
  • Connect with other girls who are passionate about making their communities a better and safer place for all girls
  • Learn from local change-making women and girls in Calgary about the work they do, and the strategies they use to do it
  • Have opportunities to continue working for change at the Women’s Centre in other ways, such as joining our Girl Connect Conference organizing committee
  • Be provided with a reference letter from the Girls Leadership Coordinator upon completion of the program

Who should apply?
We recognize that leadership takes on many different forms. Whether you have years of experience influencing change in your school or community, or are interested in connecting with a group of inspiring girls, Girls Lead YYC is for you. We’re looking for girls who want to build community, connect with others, and further develop their skills. 

More details
Girls Lead YYC will meet five times on Thursday evenings, between February 21st and March 21st, 2019.  Late applications are being accepted, and we are accepting applications to this program up until February 27, 5:00 pm. Sessions will run from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, and will cover topics like community organizing, strategic communications, movement building, connecting with allies, and addressing systemic barriers and root causes of community problems.

We’re assembling a group of motivated girls who are interested in building a strong network. Sessions will take place at the Women’s Centre of Calgary.  This program is free open to anyone who identifies as a girl. All snacks, supplies, and bus tickets are provided.

To apply, please complete the form below.

Feel free to contact Alexe, Girls Leadership Coordinator, at alexe@womenscentrecalgary.org for more information.