Girls for Change

Girls For Change is a 10-13 week program, developed by The Oasis Center, to educate girls about social justice issues. Girls For Change brings together a diverse group of girls to facilitate connections, foster a commitment to social justice issues, and develop activism related skills to affect social change. Throughout the program, girls will learn how systems of oppression affect them, their peers, and people in their community. Together, girls will learn about topics and issues that are not typically discussed in a school setting, and they will learn the skills necessary to positively change the future.

We discuss topics such as sexism, racism, LGBTQ+ issues, disability rights, leadership, respectful debate and dialogue, body positivity, and ethics. Girls can choose to participate in the development of a social change, action-oriented project. The ideas for the projects will emerge from each individual and will be developed as a group. Past Girls For Change projects include speaking in front of the Superintendent and School Board, creating art projects that were displayed at The Oasis Center, expressing ideas about social justice in a “zine” and through dance, and making a PowerPoint presentation to share knowledge with other girls. We have facilitated Girls For Change at Leon High School, Godby High School, PACE Center For Girls, and right here at The Oasis Center.

This summer, we are looking for young women between the ages of 15 and 18 who are wanting to participate in a Girls For Change group facilitated at The Oasis Center (317 E Call Street). The group will be held every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30pm, starting on June 4th and ending August 6th. This group is an opportunity to not only connect with peers, but to learn skills that can positively change the future. Girls For Change is completely free, and no pre-registration is required. Please let us know if you have any questions or any girls in mind that would be interested in participating in this group.

To learn more, contact Melanie by email or call 850-222-2747.