READY SET GIRLS ACADEMY

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Empowering girls to be their personal best

 

Through IHSF's flagship program, Ready Set Girls Academy, we’re giving girls the tools they need to navigate life's challenges in a positive way.

 
 
 

The Program

We’ve created a curriculum to teach young women essential life skills and coping techniques. We aim to improve their self-esteem and encourage them to reach for higher achievement.

The program is free and available for:

• High schools
• Middle schools
• Community organizations

We provide all the materials and trained volunteer Group Mentors who run the program. 

The Curriculum
Our lessons are interactive and provide a safe and caring learning environment.

Girls learn a lot about themselves and each other through group discussions.

 

Middle School Program

Our middle school program helps girls aged 10-14 explore who they are. Lessons are focused on:

• Self-identity
• Relationships
• Mind and body
• Community

High School Program

Our high school program helps girls aged 14-18 think about who they want to become. Lessons are focused on:

• Leadership
• Healthy living
• Social skills
• Lifestyle

Continue scrolling to find out how to get involved!

 
 
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Get Involved

 
 

Information for Schools and Parents
Ready Set Girls Academy has been delivered at 6 sites, including Baker College Prep, Englewood High School, Taproots, Inc., the Young Women's Leadership Charter School of Chicago, and we continue to be in a growth mode.

If you’re a high school, middle school, or community organization interested in hosting the program, or a parent who would like more information, please contact: RSGA.ihsf@gmail.com
 
Become a Group Mentor
We’re always looking for people to be positive role models for girls. For more information, or to apply to become a Group Mentor, please click here.

Make a Donation
We’re grateful for any donations that support the program. Your donations go towards:

• Growth of the program
• Administration
• Materials for the lessons
• Recruiting Group Mentors
• Student incentives
• An end-of-program field trip for the girls

To donate to Ready Set Girls Academy, visit our PayPal page and be sure to mention "RSGA" in the notes section of your donation.


 

 

6

Sites

112

Girls

8

Group Mentors

3

Years

 
 
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Student Testimonial

“This program taught me to be more confident. I used to just sit back, but I’ve started speaking up, and I’m standing up for myself a lot more.”

- Ready Set Girls Academy Student