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Girls Rule Foundation Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Girls Clubs

Mission: Our mission is to teach teen girls positive skill sets that will influence healthy choice making, create strong self-esteem and build bright futures. Through teaching our 12 Leadership Principles and SEL skill sets our goal is to help girls stay on track, dream big and stay in school through college to be our next generation of leaders. We equip girls with the tools and skill sets to thrive emotionally, financially and academically. These SEL skills also help prevent suicides, pregnancy, addiction and other derailing life events.

Results: Girls Rule is an Arizona based 501c3 nonprofit that offers 4 life-changing programs for girls to help them build bright futures! Everything we do is to inspire, educate and empower teen girls to thrive!

Target demographics: Girls ages 12-16

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1250 girls and their moms/grandmothers

Geographic areas served: Arizona and 1 national after-school program

Programs: Our 5 Empowerment & Leadership Programs: 1. dreamLABs After-School Club – a 12-week club for girls 12-18. Middle School kits, high school kits and spanish kits available. Available nationwide. Open a club in any location with your group of girls. 2. Wings to Fly Summer Camp– Two sessions of camp. One for middle school and one for high school held in Northern Arizona in 2020. 3. Shine Brightly Monthly Summit – Quarterly workshop held in Phoenix, AZ designed specifically for teen girls and their mom (or dad/guardian/mentor) who support them. Based in our 12 leadership principles. 4. The Brilliant, Beautiful & Bold Role Model Awards & Mentoring Program – Nominations open statewide in Sept 13 2019 and close Oct 21 2019. Annual Awards Reception Nov 9, 2019 where 6 girls will be awarded $1000 to further their dream and 1 year of leadership mentoring. 5. Join our #GirlsChangeTheWorld movement! – We use our social media platforms, our APP and Tshirts to spread messages of empowerment, encouragement and leadership. “Empowered girls become empowered women who change the world”.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Dena and this amazing organization in the past. It is a much needed group of brilliant women sharing their knowledge, wisdom, and love with young women and girls. I wish there was something like Girls Rule when i was young. It will for sure help and guide so many girls!

Tish T.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the absolute best organization for young girls!

1 Jazmyn W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Girls Rule Foundation is a great space and support system for empowering girls into empowered women. My time working and volunteering with Girls Rule has been inspiring and even taught me some new life insights through their leadership principles that guide their workshops and movement. I recommend their events all the time to family and friends with young girls in their lives!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

For a mom of two boys, volunteering with Girls Rule may not seem like an obvious fit, but to do so was one of my best decisions! The passion and dedication of the founder and Board is evident in every communication and every event. I’ve seen growth not only in the girls served, but in myself as well. So thankful for the opportunity to work with such strong, smart, passionate women and girls!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I was fortunate to find Girls Rule several years ago and have served on their board since! What I love most is the tribe of amazing women I have gained through our organization's board, volunteers, moms and daughters, and with our Brilliant, Beautiful and Bold Role Model Award winners I have the opportunity to mentor. Supporting women and girls and their Dreams is what Girls Rule is all about!!

1 Doreen P.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was at the inaugural Girls Rule gathering. Not only was I inspired by the leadership (Dena and Laura) but I was amazed at the brilliance of the young women. I encourage you (the reader of this) to reach out to Dena to have a conversation about how you can help shape our future with supporting Girls Rule!

1 Kelly Morgan M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was my pleasure and my honor to volunteer for a week at Wings To Fly/Girls Rule Summer Camp in 2018. A week of leadership training for girls who know they want to be leaders. Demonstrating and inspiring girls through fun activities normally found at camp and honing their business skills with resources, education and action to fulfill their dreams.

I applaud Girls Rule Foundation for giving tomorrow's leaders the tools they need and am happy to be a part of that effort.

Thank you Girls Rule,

Coach Kelly

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Girls Rule Foundation so inspires girls to be great! I attend the summit events and I love watching how the girls open up and start believing in themselves. They learn practical skills for getting through those moments when they don't feel confident and they learn how to navigate the challenges of being a teen among other things. It's inspiring to me because I know we are training our future leaders and there is nothing more important.

2 Jennie Szymanski M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was scared, insecure, and lost trying to find a way to rise up against her fears. We started attending the Girls Rule events, work shops and the Wings to fly camp four years ago and their program has help my daughter to find her strength. She is now a impowered brave woman who can hold her head up high and is not afraid to work towards her dreams. They are truly inspirational

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

such a great fund that inspires all young girls from everywhere! they inspired me, and with this inspiration I plan on sharing it with everyone at my school!

2 kessa.lynn

Client Served

Rating: 5

Not only did this organization help me become better and stronger, the volunteers are absolutely amazing. They treat every single person that walks through the door with the utmost respect. My mother and I are truly fans of the Girls Rule Foundation!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter attended the Wings to Fly camp this summer and has already said it's one of the best things she's ever done. As she started junior high this week, she commented about how great it was that she learned tools at camp that have already helped her deal with her peers and the challenges of school. She's able to have more powerful conversations with her friends and be more bold in her communication. She can't wait to attend additional programs with Girls Rule Foundation in the future!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Girls Rule has been such a positive influence in my life. Their programs have helped me gain the confidence I need to be a better student, friend and daughter. They also have a lot of great resources for college.