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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 17 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:

    1. Sense of Self

    2. Sense of Team

    3. 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.

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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!

Teamwork Triumphs

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. 

Problem Solved!

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!

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