The boldest youth leadership activity Girls Inc. PNW offers.
Applications are still open for 2023-2024. APPLY HERE
Here is the process for joining Leadership Council:
- Complete an online application
- Participate in a 30 minute informational interview
- Have a guardian/parent complete an enrollment form
Who is eligible to apply?
Youth who are entering 8th-12th grade anywhere in Oregon or Washington are eligible to apply. Girls Inc. is committed to providing a pro-girl and girl-centered environment. Our programming is designed for those who identify as girls regardless of their assigned sex at birth, those who are exploring their gender identity or expression, and/or those who are gender non-conforming or non-binary.
How much does the program cost?
There is no cost to participate in Leadership Council.
When are the program dates?
September 2023-June 2024. Council meets virtually throughout the year. The exact program dates will be determined according to participants’ schedules.
Can participants return each year?
Yes! Participants are encouraged to return for multiple years as long as they are still in 8th-12th grade. The program changes each year based on feedback from participants and their interests.
YOUTH ADVOCACY PROJECTS
Throughout the season, Leadership Council members follow Girls Inc. National’s Taking Action Toolkit and work on individual/small group advocacy projects which focus on a topic that they are passionate about, as a means of leading and facilitating meaningful change in their communities. some of the topics explored throughout the 20-21 session included: Anti-Asian violence, mental health resources in schools, text banking, and community advocacy.
Two Leadership Council members, Rita and Anna, created a powerful project titled STOP ASIAN HATE. (Content warning: Anti-Asian violence and graphic images.)