15 Million youth are living in poverty, 2 out of 5 being young girls ..it’s going to take all of us combining all of our resources to help these girls

H&H, like so many other awesome organizations, is dedicated to empowering our young girls of the future. While resources may be limited, they are available so we have compiled a list of some organizations that are committed to providing girls living in underserved communities the tools and guidance needed to break this vicious cycle of poverty, enabling them to attain their true potential.

Click the city & state below to find resources in your area (hopefully a H&H will be coming to a city near you VERY soon)!

Birmingham, AL

Girls On the Run – https://www.gotrbham.org/

Dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential & is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Girl Spring – https://www.girlspring.com/

A platform that encourages girls to exchange relevant information with their peers in the form of articles, artwork, and poetry; keeps them updated with breaking news on girls & women’s issues; and gives them the opportunity to discover the types of issues other girls their age are struggling with so they can become a support system for each other.

Girls Who Code – https://girlswhocode.com/

Offers learning opportunities for middle and high girls to deepen their computer science skills, increase confidence, & create clear pathways for alumni to the computing workforce while building a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models who help our girls persist & succeed.

Miami, FL

Girl Power Rocks –

Aims to prevent/reduce truancy, academic failure and school suspension among middle school girls as well as prevent/reduce the number of girls entering into the juvenile justice system.

Pace Center for Girls – https://www.pacecenter.org/

Mission is to see the transition of girls from a place of doubt, insecurity, lack of self-awareness and disinterest to the blossoming of understanding, strength, and personal empowerment.

Youth of Valor Empowerment – https://www.yove.org/

To mentor, coach, develop and equip underprivileged North Miami high school teenage girls in under-resourced communities and public schools to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused and ready to in the next generation of women leaders for tomorrow.

Girls Who Code – https://girlswhocode.com/

Offers learning opportunities for middle and high girls to deepen their computer science skills, increase confidence, & create clear pathways for alumni to the computing workforce while building a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models who help our girls persist & succeed.

Chicago, IL

iGlow – http://www.iglowmentoring.org/

Encouraging young teens to achieve true potential and become the leader they were always destined to be through workshops on college readiness, career development, and cultural awareness.

Future Founders – https://futurefounders.com/

Offers age-appropriate and stage-appropriate programs to connect youth with mentors, helping them to build a toolkit of entrepreneurial skills leading to a generation of more determined entrepreneurial thinkers and doers.

Step Up – https://www.suwn.org/

Propelling girls living or going to school in under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career focused and ready to join the next generation of professional women.

Girls Who Code – https://girlswhocode.com/

Offers learning opportunities for middle and high girls to deepen their computer science skills, increase confidence, & create clear pathways for alumni to the computing workforce while building a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models who help our girls persist & succeed.

New Orleans, LA

Girls On the Run – https://www.gotrnola.org/

Dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential & is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Youth Empowerment Project – https://youthempowermentproject.org/

Engages underserved young people through community-based education, mentoring, and employment readiness programs to help them develop skills and strengthen ties to family & community.

Girls Who Code – https://girlswhocode.com/

Offers learning opportunities for middle and high girls to deepen their computer science skills, increase confidence, & create clear pathways for alumni to the computing workforce while building a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models who help our girls persist & succeed.

Baltimore, MD

Girls Empowerment Mission – http://www.gemnme.com/

Empowers high school girls from underserved communities by providing opportunities and growth experiences that will enable them to become independent, self-sufficient, and confident young women.

My Girlfriend’s House – http://mygirlfriendshouse.org/

Empowers girls to lead, innovate and serve by expanding their sense of positive identity & worth, improve interpersonal skills, and develop college & career readiness.

Youth Empowered Society – http://www.yesdropincenter.org/

Founded and run by formerly homeless youth and their allies working to end youth homelessness in Baltimore by providing urgently-needed direct services, developing leadership and employment readiness, engaging in system-level reform for youth who have experienced or are currently experiencing homelessness.

Girls Who Code – https://girlswhocode.com/

Offers learning opportunities for middle and high girls to deepen their computer science skills, increase confidence, & create clear pathways for alumni to the computing workforce while building a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models who help our girls persist & succeed.

Detroit, MI

Pretty Brown Girls – https://prettybrowngirl.com/

Partners with schools, other community organizations, and corporations to provide leadership development programs and empowerment events to help girls of color around the globe pursue their dreams and unlock their true potential.

Purposeful YOUth Detroit – https://www.pydetroit.com/

Nurtures young women, inspiring them to conduct themselves with purpose at all times while encouraging them to become more aware of the world around them and their place in it.

Girls Who Code – https://girlswhocode.com/

Offers learning opportunities for middle and high girls to deepen their computer science skills, increase confidence, & create clear pathways for alumni to the computing workforce while building a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models who help our girls persist & succeed.

Jackson, MS

For Brown Girls – https://forbrowngirlsinc.org/

Advances the interests of women, disadvantaged youth, and families through community service, mentoring, educational programs, advocacy, networking, and exercising the collective power of diverse women idealists with opportunities for action & collaboration.

P.E.A.R.L.S. Mentoring for Girls – https://www.pearlsmentoring4girls.org/

Mission is to enlighten, encourage, and empower young ladies by providing intellectual awareness & achievement, friendship & personal development, social responsibility, and respect for self & others while enhancing the quality of life to make a positive difference by living out the P.E.A.R.L.S. values: Purity, Empathy, Awareness, Respect, Leadership, & Scholarship.

Girls Who Code – https://girlswhocode.com/

Offers learning opportunities for middle and high girls to deepen their computer science skills, increase confidence, & create clear pathways for alumni to the computing workforce while building a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models who help our girls persist & succeed.

Newark, NJ

She Wins – http://www.shewins.org/

Combines social and emotional learning with rigorous college and career readiness training so that girls who are most exposed to high risk factors are best positioned for secondary and post-secondary educational success.

Butterfly Dreamz – https://www.butterflydreamz.org/

Works to reset four pillars: creation, connection, confidence, and career to leverage these design components and create inspiring programs and experiences for young leaders.

Girls Who Code – https://girlswhocode.com/

Offers learning opportunities for middle and high girls to deepen their computer science skills, increase confidence, & create clear pathways for alumni to the computing workforce while building a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models who help our girls persist & succeed.

Cleveland, OH

Gem-N-Me – http://www.gemnme.com/

Mission is to encourage, enlighten, and empower girls focusing on the strengths, challenges, and choices teens are faced with today.

Teens with Purpose – https://www.teenswithpurpose.org/

Gives girls the skills and tools they need to overcome their problems and accomplish their dreams through programs designed to increase their self-esteem, lower pregnancy rates, help them set & reach their educational goals, and prevent chances of drug use.

Junior League of Cleveland – https://www.jlcleveland.org/

Established a Girl League project designed to inspire confidence, build skills, and educate young women to the many opportunities & possibilities for their future.

Girls Who Code – https://girlswhocode.com/

Offers learning opportunities for middle and high girls to deepen their computer science skills, increase confidence, & create clear pathways for alumni to the computing workforce while building a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models who help our girls persist & succeed.

Philadelphia, PA

Girls Going Global – http://www.girlsgoingglobal.org/

Provides global leadership programming to girls from underrepresented communities, empowering girls of color through travel l& cultural exchange to become creators and leaders of the world.

Teen Shop – http://www.teenshop.org/

Provides an innovative series of life skills workshops, college preparatory initiatives, and community service projects helping them achieve their goals and become productive leaders in their communities & careers.

The Evoluer House – https://www.evoluerhouse.org/

Delivers empowerment programs that help girls to envision a future devoid of disadvantages and filled with possibilities helping to strengthen female leadership in the workforce & society by investing in young women, girls, and their collective well-being & power.

Girls Who Code – https://girlswhocode.com/

Offers learning opportunities for middle and high girls to deepen their computer science skills, increase confidence, & create clear pathways for alumni to the computing workforce while building a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models who help our girls persist & succeed.

Memphis, TN

Beautiful Spirited Women – http://beautifulspiritedwomen.org/

Aids in the renovation of the community with primary focus on mentoring teen girls through monthly leadership programs that help to empower and provide them a variety of challenging informational resources, along with fun activities to enhance leadership skills & awareness.

Sisters Empowering Girls – http://www.girlsgrouphome.com/

Provides programs to girls who struggle with different types of emotional behavior, need a structured environment, or are involved in the juvenile justice system through independent living support, home management/life skills training, physical health & awareness programs, and transportation to appointments.

Girls Inc – https://www.girlsincmemphis.org/

Focuses on the development of the whole girl by supporting, mentoring, and guiding girls in an affirming, pro-girl environment where girls learn to value their whole selves, discover & develop their inherent strengths, and receive the support they need to navigate the challenges they face.

Girls Who Code – https://girlswhocode.com/

Offers learning opportunities for middle and high girls to deepen their computer science skills, increase confidence, & create clear pathways for alumni to the computing workforce while building a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models who help our girls persist & succeed.

Dallas, TX

Brown Girls Do Ballet – https://www.browngirlsdoballet.com/

Mission is to help increase participation of underrepresented minority populations in ballet programs through organizing & arranging ballet performances, photo exhibitions, and providing resources & scholarships to  assist young girls in their ballet development & training.

Step Up – https://www.suwn.org/

Propelling girls living or going to school in under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career focused and ready to join the next generation of professional women.

Diamonds of Distinction – http://diamondsofdistinction.org/

Inspires youth to acquire spiritual wealth & health awareness, motivate & mentor one another, organize & oversee community service functions in order to catapult hope and positive change in underserved communities.

Girls Who Code – https://girlswhocode.com/

Offers learning opportunities for middle and high girls to deepen their computer science skills, increase confidence, & create clear pathways for alumni to the computing workforce while building a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models who help our girls persist & succeed.

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