Girls Take Charge



10am -3:45pm  

Spring Date TBD

Current 9th - 11th graders

Welcome to the Girls Take Charge Chicago One Day Program for

High School Girls 


Please review the information below to learn more about what to expect during the day!  We are looking forward to a great, fun filled day.  We are thankful to our sponsors and women leaders for making this day possible. 

GTC Program Overview


What is Girls Take Charge?

Girls Take Charge is a life and leadership program for middle school and high school girls. The program is highly interactive and provides an opportunity for girls to fully express their thoughts and experiences!

The Girls Take Charge curriculum has been carefully designed after years of research, surveys, and facilitation to ensure it maximizes all opportunities to teach girls key life and leadership skills that matter in real life. All girls will benefit from the specially designed set of workshops provided by GTC.

What will the day be like?

The award-winning curriculum has been carefully designed by the team members of Learning to Lead a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


The curriculum is specialized based on the girls' school level so they learn age-appropriate skills while being surrounded by girls of a similar age. Most importantly, the program is designed to be fun and interactive!

Review the High School tab for exciting insights about the week and for an example of a daily schedule. 

What are some of the skills that Girls Take Charge focuses on?

It is important for any future leader to first understand and realize who they are. We do several activities focused on developing strong and positive characteristics, skills, and interests. Some of the lessons used include:

  • Self-Awarenes

  • Growing Positive Relationships

  • Leadership

  • Effective Communication

  • Decision Making

  • Problem Solving

  • Teamwork

Who Attends Girls Take Charge?

GTC Chicago is open to all girls who are currently in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade.   Girls who attend are excited about their futures and look forward to spending time with fellow value-based girls. 

Who facilitates the program?

Women leaders volunteer to facilitate the day long program as well as college women leaders.  They bring years of experience and positive energy to help girls reach their goals and dreams. 

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Registration, Tuition, Waitlist

Registration is through nominaton process as identified by schools or community organizations.  Girls who are selected to attend receive a registration link for the program.  

What is the cost of the day?

We are grateful to our sponsors of Girls Take Charge that allows the day to be cost free for those nominated to attend the day. 

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Schedule, Location


Where does Girls Take Charge take place?

The Girls Take Charge leadership program will take place in Chicago. 

Is Transportation provided?

Transportation is not provided. 

What is the program check in

Program check in begins at 9:45am and concludes at 10am when the program begins. 

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What to Bring

What should my daughter bring/wear?

The attire for the day is comfortable and casual. Girls should also bring a refillable water bottle and morning snack.  

Phones and other technology?

Technology from participants are “bring at your own risk.” We ask that during the sessions cell phones are put away. Participants are welcome to check in at home or with friends during lunch or breaks. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen technology or personal items.

Lunch or snacks?

Please pack a hearty morning snack as our lunch time is later in the day. A pizza lunch is provivded.  For those who would like something different or have allergies are asked to pack their own lunch in an insulated bag if necessary. 

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Safety, Health and Wellness

What should I do if my daughter has food allergies or other medical condition.

Please note that on the registration form.  There is NOT a nurse on sight.  We are not able to accomodate any air borne food allergies.  Participants would need to be able to self administer medications. 

What should I do if my daughter needs to take medication during the day?

We ask that a participant who attends can self medicate.  We do not have a nurse or medical staff team member on site. 

What is your illness policy?

If a child becomes ill during the day, the parent will be notified to pick up their child. We ask that parents pick up their child within an hour of when they are notified.

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