Empowerment of Women & Girls

Girlx Only Leadership Development

In partnership with Cambridge City Councillor E. Denise Simmons, YWCA Cambridge invites rising 7th and 8th grade girls and non-binary students in Cambridge to join the Girls Only Leadership Development program (GOLD). GOLD is a free, weekly afterschool program on a mission to cultivate self-love and self-expression, & leadership skills in young women through mentorship and community partnerships! GOLD is an intergenerational space in which girlx can explore their own identities, community and leadership purpose through discussions, workshops, and field trips. GOLD believes that every girl is a leader and we aim to provide a safe space for GOLD girls to determine, practice and develop their own unique leadership skills. A few examples of GOLD workshop themes are navigating relationships, gender stereotypes, race and racism, self-defense, visit to the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, job & high school preparedness, networking with women leaders, and much more. The program is FREE and there are no registration requirements other than being in 7th and 8th grade.

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8th Grade Girls
GOLD Program