What We Do
Foundation For Girls is a youth-led social venture. We endeavor to change the life trajectory for at-risk girls and youth through programs in financial wellness, leadership, digital literacy, and health & wellbeing.
98% of the youth we work with have not had a caring adult talk to them about financial accountability, personal leadership, technical skills and a healthy mind, body, and spirit needed for both personal and professional success. That means that the likelihood of these youth getting an opportunity for economic mobility is slim and we cannot let that happen.
We partner with the youth in their journey from dependence to independence. We collaborate with many organizations in Charlotte and serve homeless, domestic violence victims, teen moms, trafficking survivors, and refugees. These youth come from different backgrounds but, like any other teenager, have many common needs.
A variety of workshops to help girls and youth develop their financial literacy & build economic independence. Each 90-minute class is a stepping stone to improving their knowledge of financial products, tools, and pitfalls; practicing skills that lead to healthy money management and hearing practical advice.
Leadership: Leading from the Inside Out
Becoming a leader in our own life begins with knowing who we are and what we stand for. It starts by identifying strengths, recognizing weaknesses, and understanding how one fits into the larger world we live in. In also means understanding what core values are, why they matter, and essential character traits for success in work and life.
Health & Well-Being:
Healthy mind, body and spirit and a healthy lifestyle. Making informed and right choices for personal and professional success. From health information sessions with doctors to visual meditation, food therapy, and art therapy.
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills through hand-on-programming and fundamentals of technology. Our skills-based learning activities integrate the idea of learning through doing. The content that we teach our students will require them to use critical thinking skills that help them learn and grasp fundamental technology concepts. The Mobile Technology Lab helps the girls and youth by creating awareness and interest in technology while developing digital skills necessary to be savvy and productive in today’s digital economy.
Our youth ambassadors work hand in hand with experienced professionals and doctors. Since 2014, we have worked with over 1,408 girls and youth, invested over 6,000 training hours and hours of engagement, have over 45 dedicated volunteers and held over 194 workshops.