Strong Girls Inc.’s mission is to eliminate the obstacles to higher education and careers faced by girls in disadvantaged communities. We envision our girls graduating from high school with the capacity, determination and support needed to break the cycle of poverty.
Our free after school program is designed to build a solid pipeline to higher education and career readiness for every participant. Facilitated by specially trained teachers from each partner school, our groups meet for 2 hours, 4 days a week to engage in a creative and intentional curriculum that is evidence and research based and includes Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), structured learning groups, academic support, gender specific programming, fitness opportunities and mindfulness practices.
Social and Emotional Impact
Research and Evidence
"An extensive body of rigorous research (including randomized control trials, longitudinal follow-ups, and multiple replications) demonstrates that education that promotes social and emotional learning (SEL) gets results, and that teachers in all academic areas can effectively teach SEL. These findings come from multiple fields and sources that include student achievement, neuroscience, health, employment, psychology, classroom management, learning theory, economics, and the prevention of youth problem behaviors."
-Collaborative for Academic Scoial and Emotional Learning