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Causes: Children & Youth, Civil Rights, Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Girls Clubs, Youth Development

Mission: Hardy Girls Healthy Women is a research-based non-profit empowering girls with knowledge, critical thinking skills, and a platform to drive social change. HGHW takes girls seriously and puts the power in their hands to challenge a society that ignores their brilliance. We dare adult allies to join us in standing with girls. Our vision is girls causing a ruckus.

Results: 2016 annual numbers: - partnered with 1,184 girls - totaling 8,189 hours - with 63 community partner organizations around the state of Maine and beyond.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,184 girls, 63 community partners

Programs: training institute:supporting parents and other adults working with girls by providing workshops, webinars, curricula and guidebooks.

girls rock! weekend - a statewide celebration dedicated to celebrating girls' leadership and accomplishments.

adventure girls - introducing elementary school-aged girls to women in non-traditional careers

girls advisory board - leadership development program for high school aged girls

girls' coalition groups - empowering adolescent girls to work together to overcome common challenges such as girlfighting, unhealthy relationships and body image

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Emily46

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter isn't quite old enough to actively participate in the exceptional programming at HGHW but I am counting down the minutes until she can. Until then I benefit from their articles, resources and posts as I provide may daughter with a solid foundation to build on in the next phases of her life. I so appreciate HGHW and feel incredibly lucky to have them as a close by resource.

Jennifer114

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They provide great information and resources to girls not only in our area but all over the country. Their message is one of empowerment for girls and women of all ages. They want our world to be one where women are equals, treated fairly and and are safe in our communities. I adore this organization!