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 Friends Center, but are currently operating virtually. If you are interested in registering a girl for any of the weekday or Saturday programs listed below, please download the PDF below and complete the application form listed beneath the program description. View the complete list of our 2020-2021 program offerings through the links below:

Weekday Out of School Time Programs
Saturday Out of School Time Programs

discovery

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! This program is offered in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania. Participants meet two Saturdays per month.

If you are interested in applying, please download and complete this application.

STEM GEMS

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.

If you are interested in applying, please download and complete this application.

BOLD FUTURES

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.

Girls age 9-11 meet on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30PM. Girls age 12-14 meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30PM.

If you are interested in applying, please download and complete this application.

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.

If you are interested in applying, please download and complete this application.

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.

If you are interested in applying, please download and complete this application.

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.

Young Women in Construction Camp

The Young Women in Construction camp will be held virtually from July 6- August 14 for girls ages 12- 14. This camp, provided by WorkReady in partnership with Mentoring Young Women in Construction (MyWIC) and Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, provides girls with an incentivized opportunity to gain hands-on experience in different trades in construction.

Many young girls are unaware that a career in construction can be extremely fun and financially rewarding. Young Women in Construction camp is designed to give girls real, hands-on experiences to gain better knowledge of various trades. Girls experience the satisfaction and confidence boost of successfully performing construction-related tasks within the context of leadership and team-building. Objectives of MYWIC Camp include:

  • Introducing young girls to women role models including: tradeswomen, engineers, architects, project managers, superintendents, lawyers, business owners, and administrative support.
  • Providing a supportive and nurturing environment for girls to explore and develop basic skills in carpentry, electrical, fire sprinkler, painting, taping, glazing, and laboring.
  • Offering girls a gender-neutral environment to learn and practice new skills without fear of being teased or isolated.
  • Developing a safety-first attitude and a “We Can Do It” mindset.
  • Introducing girls to apprenticeship programs and scholarship opportunities.

This program is provided by ReadyWork in partnership with Mentoring Young Women in Construction (MyWIC) and Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

For more information contact TWetherill@girlsincpa-nj.org

Early Grade Literacy Camp

The Early Grade Literacy Camp will be held virtually from June 29- July 24 for students grades K- 3. The camp is designed to address literacy-based needs and prevent summer backslide by providing virtual one-on-one and small group instruction. Daily activities will integrate literacy with science, art and technology. Each day of camp will focus on a new theme, including Under the Sea, Around the World, and Superheroes!

Girls Inc. of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s Early Grade Literacy initiative helps children develop the skills and attitudes necessary to become proficient readers by the fourth grade. The program uses literacy-based enrichment activities to make reading fun while building critical early literacy skills. Age appropriate lessons focus on reading aloud, comprehension, grammar, writing, spelling, vocabulary, sentence composition, fluency, and phonetics.

For more information contact Natasha Andrews at nadrews@girlsincpa-nj.org.