overview of a great GTC DAY!
The Girls Take Charge curriculum has been carefully designed over the past decade and is based on the following:
Over 16 years of experience and research (over 8,000 girls have gone through GTC since it began in 2007.
Highly experiential and self/peer reflective so girls can learn by doing.
Fun, laughter, and positivity! Its summer and it should feel that way.
Learning outcomes are developed for each track based on research and knowledge of girls' social and behavioral development at certain ages.
All GTC tracks include programming that foster the three GTC pillars of empowerment and leadership. These are:
Sense of Self
Sense of Team
Sense of Community
A day at GTC is a busy, energizing, and fun-filled day. Almost every hour students can expect to move to a new activity. Days are spent in a mix of large group and small group activities and includes teamwork sessions, self-reflection sessions, and project time. Below is a sample of what a GTC day can entail.
The Makings of a Great GTC Day
9:00am - 10:00am
Our mornings start off with a welcoming energizer activity so girls can get to know each other!
10:00am - 11:30am
Girls rotate through engaging sessions with their facilitators building their teamwork skills. These are hands on and fun!
Awareness is Awesome
11:30am - 12:30pm
We reserve some quiet time each day so girls can spend sometime getting to know a really awesome person...themselves. We lead them through activities that highlights their strengths.
Fun and Friendships
12:30pm - 1:00pm
Girls will have a chance to connect up over lunch (each girl brings their own) so they can grow current and build new friendships.
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Through hands on activities, girls utilize team problem solving skills to create solutions to challenges anywhere from STEM challenges to friendship challenges girls may encounter.
Positive Power Hour
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Girls work in small teams (don't worry, we gather the groups so no one has to worry about finding one!) to create a meaningful project designed to help all girls discover and value their strengths. We will be excited to share with you their creative works!