FAQs

  • How can I help?
    • Donate, volunteer, participate in our Leadership Speaker Series, host a college tour, sponsor a girl, or invite a friend to one of our events! Read more on how to get involved.

  • What is your relationship to the Power of People Leadership Institute?
    • Girls Taking Action is a program of the Power of People Leadership Institute (POPLI), a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization. POPLI is dedicated to educating youth and adults to use their personal power in a positive manner and become leaders in their communities through the Girls Taking Action TM, Re-Planting TM and Boys of Hope TM projects.

  • Why does it matter?
    • Positively engaging youth to learn and grow during their formative years contributes to a healthier society overall. Girls Taking Action participants are more than twice as likely to attend college compared to students that are not involved in the program. There is a significant decrease in destructive behaviors including: absenteeism, violence, sexual activity and teen pregnancy. Girls Taking Action invests into girls’ lives as an investment to their families, communities, and to the world.

  • How do you change girls’ lives?
    • By cultivating significant relationships with women mentors and leaders, Girls Taking Action creates pathways for students to pursue positive action steps that lead to success in their life, school and eventually their careers. See some of our girls stories here.

  • What do the girls do in the mentoring groups?
    • Throughout the year, students participating in Girls Taking Action are:

      • Mentored weekly in a structured environment
      • Affirmed in their personal power
      • Taught leadership development
      • Coached through a service learning project
      • Exposed to colleges and careers
      • Celebrated in their communities
  • Who mentors the girls?
    • Girls Taking Action has three program coordinators and over 30 lead mentors. Currently we have five major corporations involved in mentoring and career coaching our girls. We also depend on volunteers that make positive impacts on girls lives. Read more on how to get involved.

  • How many girls do you work with?
    • 400 girls in 2016-2017, but 3,000 girls since founded in 2005.

  • Where do you work?
    • Girls in Action works in 12 Minnesota schools. We do great work for five communities in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and have reached globally to Kenya and Guatemala. We are growing all the time!

  • When was Girls in Action founded?