I wish all high school girls could go through this.  You learn so much about yourself and empowerment in one short and fun day!

- GTC High School Participant

Overview One Day High School Program

The Girls Take Charge curriculum has been carefully designed over the past decade and is based on the following:


  • Over 14 years of experience and research (over 6,000 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! 

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What She Will Do at GTC 

Ready to Shine

In this one day impactful program, participants will be engaged in the three pillars of GTC, sense of self, sense of team and sense of community.   

Throughout this hands on interactive day, girls learn from women leaders as well as from each other on important empowerment and leadership topics such as resiliency, self identity, and leadership.  

Your daughters will embrace all that makes them strong and unique.  

Life as a High School Student

Ready. Set. Go.

Each of our daughters has her own unique empowerment journey. Common themes girls share in this age group have been identified through years of experience and research.  GTC's dynamic programming encompasses these themes so we can meet girls at their current developmental level and inspire them on their path to success.

 Common themes of girls in this track include...

  • Recognize strengths and opportunities. 

  • Enjoy being busy and engaging in activities with peers.

  • Social circle can be large and varied.

  • Peer interaction can be just as strong or stronger than the desire to be with adults as girls continue to seek independence.

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Make Things Happen

Below are some activities that will take place during the day:

  • Identify strengths that they can use on their own empowerment journey. 

  • Have fun creating a positive and meaningful project with other girls to promote change in others. 

  • Learn and practice real life skills such as effective communication, motivating others and networking/relationship building.

  • Build leadership skills in fun team building activities.

  • Engage with women leaders discussing topics such as self advocacy, leading peers, and goal setting. 

Inspiring and Energizing

My daughter had a fantastic week. She was very moved by the stories. She honestly felt inspired by the camp and made new friends. She'd love to go back next year. Thank you!

- Girls Take Charge Parent

The mix of inspiring speakers, activities, and expert and caring faculty create moments of true learning and deep reflection stretching the girl's thinking and builds confidence. 

Amy Hayes, Global Head of Learning and Development,


It's astounding the power that an organization like GTC can have on the young women that participate in it.  Girls Take Charge fundamentally changed how I saw myself as a leader in my community. 

Girls Take Charge Participant

an awesome GTC DAY 

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

Opening Energizer

In this culminating track of GTC, participants will be busy throughout the day growing skills, building relationships, and becoming movers and shakers of positive change. The day begins with an energizing activity that highlights the intentions for the day.  

Inspiring Mentor Moments

Learn from successful women leaders. Seek their insights and advice for a happy and successful empowerment journey while designing your own future. 

What's Your Style?

About You! - Learn more about yourself in this session focused on your strengths and your own empowerment journey. 

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Collaboration Creativity

Collaboration Conquers - Discover the special gift of women leaders to unite and strengthen groups through creative team building sessions. In these fun sessions, girls will interact with others to find some great solutions!

Fun and New Friends

Enjoy a pizza lunch (or bring your own lunch) and learn something new about the GTC participants at your table!  We hear of many strong friendships today that began at GTC!

Positive Impact

The day ends with a fun team based project where girls work in teams to show off what they have learned during the day!

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