Girls Inc. Out of School Time programs are designed for girls age 5-18 and offer an array of opportunities that specifically meet the needs of girls as they transition from school aged children to self-sufficient young adults.

Program meetings are held at the BOK Building and at local partner sites throughout the city. If you are interested in registering a girl for any of the weekday or Saturday programs listed below, please complete this interest form and a Girls Inc. staff member will reach out to you.


The Discovery program is designed for girls ages 6-8 years old to cultivate their leadership skills through literacy and healthy lifestyles activities. The girls are encouraged to investigate the world around them and gain confidence to create change within their community and lives. Discovery girls will ignite their inner power and be inspired to be strong, smart, and bold! Participants meet two Saturdays per month.


Inspiring the next generation of female scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians







STEM GEMS is a component of our Operation SMART program. Girls ages 9-11 participate in hands-on activities where they explore, ask questions, persist, and solve problems. Girls will learn to view STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers as exciting and filled with new opportunities. STEM GEMS will inspire girls to have fun while exploring chemistry, electrical engineering, environmental science, and media arts. This program is offered in partnership with Lockheed Martin. Participants meet two Saturdays per month.


This year long mentoring program equips participants with the guidance, support, and skills necessary to be engaged in school, build healthy relationships, and reduce risky behaviors. Participants are supported by university and professional mentors who facilitate a wide range of engaging activities throughout the year. Participants meet on twice during the week and may join optional Friday sessions for homework support, wellness check-ins or to make-up missed sessions.


Rising stars

Rising STARS is a leadership program for middle school girls designed to equip girls with the skills to investigate their rights and responsibilities, and create lasting social change within the community. Participants partner with professional and college mentors to complete a community action project. Through Rising STARS, girls will gain the confidence to dream big and achieve their goals. This program is offered in partnership with the Temple Law Alumni Association Women’s Leadership Initiative. Participants meet two Saturdays per month.

ambassador club

Ambassador Club is a program designed to help high school girls develop leadership skills, gain exposure to professional development opportunities, and create lasting social change. The club partners professional women with girls to complete participant-selected community action projects. Ambassador Club meets two Saturdays each month during the school year and weekly over the summer.




The club is divided into four components:

  • Leadership skill development
  • Conducting a Community Needs Assessment & Creating a Community Action Project
  • Mentoring Younger Participants
  • Serving as Girls Inc. Ambassadors

Through this program, Ambassador Club participants gain exposure to a broad range of career and professional development opportunities, attend and speak at high profile events in Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, DC, and develop post-secondary plans.

Summer Camps

Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s summer camps are filled with opportunities to explore careers, dream big, and participate in hands-on projects as girls work closely with college and professional mentors. All girls must bring their lunch and attend summer camp orientation to participate. All participants will receive a Girls Inc. t-shirt.

For a list of upcoming summer camps, click here.