Dozens of low-income, single-parent, and immigrant families in East Palo Alto (San Mateo County, California) depend on Girls to Women for quality after-school and summer youth development programming. We emphasize academics, the arts, contact with nature, movement and fitness, and social development in a multicultural, non-denominational context for school-aged girls.
Out-of-school learning and enrichment opportunities are critical for the healthy development of all children. And for girls from underserved constituencies in particular, time spent in a single-gender environment boosts math & science learning, builds general self-confidence, and blunts negative self-stereotyping.
We're the only girl-centered youth development organization in the community.