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
I have been involved with Hardy Girls Healthy Women since I was a junior at Colby College in 2005. Over the years, I have been able to facilitate girls groups at a local middle school, run two hockey clinics on Colby's Johnson Pond, be a facilitator at Girls ROCK! weekend, and more! I love being part of a group of committed leaders who want the best for girls and women. I enjoy watching the excellent programming that HGHW provides to their surrounding community. The mission of HGHW is to strengthen girls' self confidence, give them a critical eye towards the media, and expose them to careers and activities they might not have considered for themselves. I have seen girls look at me wide-eyed and say, "WOW! I didn't know I could do THAT!" I fully support all that HGHW is doing and will help them continue to thrive!