Preparing Girls to become today and tomorrow's leaders
Create a space to build the self-esteem and confidence of young girls, support their emotional well-being, provide mentoring support, develop character and leadership potential.
Girls on Fire Mentoring, Enrichment and Leadership Programs (GOF) is a project of the Center for Creative Life and Learning, Inc. (Center), The Center is a 501 ( c) 3 non profit organization located in Howard County. In 2015, the Center established the Girls on Fire Program as a youth development support to young girls age 8-12 years of age and their families.. Today we serve primarily African American girls from 8-17 years of age. Our vision is clear, to prepare these girls for leadership today and the future; focusing on building self-esteem and confidence, developing character, achieving academic success, discovering their strengths, assets, talents, passions and vision for the future.
In 2017, the Center established Girls on Fire Leadership Development Academy for girls age 13-17 and the Girls on Fire Mentoring, Enrichment and Leadership Development Program in Baltimore, Maryland.
We have served over 100 girls in Baltimore City and Howard County communities.
Girls on Fire Mentoring, Enrichment, and Leadership Programs serve girls age 8 thru 17. Our program and support services are designed to help our students achieve academic success, grow strong self-esteem and confidence, prepare them to become young leaders in their community and schools and leaders in the world.
To accomplish our mission we rely on partnerships with families and school systems to ensure our students achieve success. Also we seek out community partnerships to educate our girls about community needs to encourage volunteerism and community service.
Our program services are offered to three distinct age groups; girls 8-10, 11-13, and 13-17.
Meets 4th Saturday of each month from 11:30AM-1:30PM .
Meets 4th Saturday of each month; 11;30AM-1:30PM
Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month-11:30-1:30PM beginning September 10, 2022.
A training program for students to become advocates, influencers, speaking out on policies and legislative decision making, and issues affecting them such as; health care, education, civil rights, environmental, climate change, the government and how it works.
A support group where students find a safe space to discuss their self-esteem, emotional and mental health well-being without judgement and receive tools to help them navigate through them successfully.
A literacy program to improve reading and comprehension deficiencies of students (English and Spanish Speaking). Serves students age 8-12.
Our program staff consist of professionals and parents who are dedicated and committed to the success of our young girls. Eighty-five percent of staff are volunteers. They share their gifts, talents, knowledge and expertise and are at the heart of our program. We are so very thankful for each of them.
Without community partners, grantors and donors sustainability of our services over the years would be impossible. Thank you partners and grantors; University of Maryland, 4-H, Baltimore and Howard County Public Schools, the Columbia Arts Center, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, and grantors, Baltimore and Columbia Women's Giving Circle, Horizon Foundation, Nora Roberts Foundation, Columbia Foundation, UUCC Columbia, Maryland, Horizon Foundation, Howard County Government
Non Discrimination Statement
Girls on Fire Programs are open to all girls regardless of race, color, religion ( creed) gender, age, or national origin. We serve a diverse group of girls from various ethnicities, and social economic backgrounds.
Every girl matters and has the potential to become a leader regardless of their socio-economic background, race, ethnicity, or religion. Every girl is valued. We believe when we build upon their strengths, we enable them to conquer their weaknesses; sometimes with help. Our approach is holistic. We endeavor to impact every area of our girls' development; academic, mental, emotional, spiritual and physical to help them become their best selves.
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