We offer a variety of programs for girls ages 6-18 at the Friends Center and other locations. If you are interested in registering a girl for any of these Saturday or summer programs, please fill out the interest form here and send to the program contact listed below.


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.

If you are interested in registering, please fill out this interest form and send to Jewel Ervin at jervin@girlsincpa-nj.org.


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.

If you are interested in registering, please fill out this interest form and send to Kiambi Bruce at carrington@girlsincpa-nj.org


Bold Futures is our most intensive mentoring program, where girls will participate in at least 100 hours of Girls Inc. programs. College and professional mentors will support girls ages 13 & 14 as they participate in hands-on activities around leadership, STEM, and personal safety. Girls will be introduced to exciting careers at career exploration workshops and attend fun-filled educational field trips throughout the year.

If you are interested in registering, please fill out this interest form and send to Amber Atkins at aatkins@girlsincpa-nj.org.

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.

If you are interested in registering, please fill out this interest form and send to Brionna Pendleton at bpendleton@girlsincpa-nj.org.

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 joining or would like more information, please fill out this interest form and send to Alex Schmied at aschmied@girlsincpa-nj.org.

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
To apply visit WorkReady’s website and enter the code: CE007 to connect with Girls Inc.

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.

Register here.