We envision a world in which girls and women are actively engaged in the leadership of thriving communities strengthened by diversity, civic engagement, healthy choices and environmental responsibility.
GirlVentures was founded on the belief that every girl has natural strengths that will help her develop into a healthy woman. We invest in girls during the transition from childhood to young adulthood by encouraging them to stretch beyond their comfort zones and explore new physical, social, emotional and creative activities. Nurturing and exercising these strengths in safe and supportive environments makes a lasting impact that helps girls reach their full potential.
Led by highly qualified instructors trained in outdoor education and youth development, girls participate in activities such as rock climbing, backpacking, camping and kayaking, as well as individual and group projects focused on themes including identity, self-expression, collaboration, trust, conflict resolution and diversity.
In connecting girls with the outdoors, they learn to make smart decision for healthy living, relate wisely to themselves, others, and the environment, as well as emerge as confident leaders. Girls and parents alike report that the experience gained on GirlVentures courses is successfully incorporated into girls daily lives in school, at home, in social settings, and within their communities.
To date, GirlVentures has played a pivotal role in the lives of more than 4,000 girls.