Friends. Mentors. Safe spaces.

GirlForward supports girls through three core programs.

Our Mentoring Program pairs girls with mentors to engage in "4W" activities (Wellness, Wisdom, Wallet and World) in order to explore their passions and graduate from high school. 

Camp GirlForward provides a space for girls to simultaneously build their English skills while exploring their identities and learning about the world around them. 

The Safe Spaces Program provides safe spaces for girls to explore their identities, connect with other girls, and access the resources they need. 

Where We Work

GirlForward operates in Chicago, IL and Austin, TX.

Breaking Down Barriers

In addition to providing direct programming, GirlForward is dedicated to breaking down systemic barriers to opportunity for English language learners (ELL) and students with interrupted formal education (SIFE) through improving educational access and resources, educating our communities and building important partnerships.