Mission: Girls’ LEAP empowers girls and young women to value and champion their own safety and well-being. We seek to build decision-making skills, increase personal confidence and raise awareness to create safer lives.
Results: Have provided safety, self-defense and empowerment training to over 6,000 girls and young women since 1997. Currently serving 1,000 annually.
Target demographics: Girls and young women ages 8-18
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,000
Geographic areas served: Greatr Boston
Programs: 20 hour Personal Safety Training
2-4 hr. Workshops
Teen Mentor Program
Voices on Violence Focus Groups
I joined Girls' LEAP over 2 years ago. When I first joined it was because I wanted to serve on a Board and wanted to be a part of an organization that provided direct service to youth. It was a simple reason to join and now as I look back so shortsighted. LEAP isn't just a place that provides direct services to young girls it is a place that teaches girls to have a voice and to feel empowered. Now as I am more engaged in the organization and the mission, LEAP has allowed me to reflect on my youth and on what I want for my new baby girl. LEAP does just that - it creates a community of young girls and women that allows each of us to develop as individuals while feeling a part of something greater.