Engaging Girls

Our volunteers engage girls in meaningful ways and help them develop leadership—all in a safe and accepting environment.

In this section, you will learn the best practices for planning and creating good girl-led meetings. You will also find resources for understanding girls’ development and including girls of all abilities.

Arranging a Time + Place for Girl-Led Meetings

Tips for selecting spaces for meetings and trainings

Understanding Healthy Development in Girls

Detailed information about girls’ developmental levels, tips for choosing appropriate activities

Creating a Safe Space for Girls

Includes tips for creating a warm, safe environment for girls, managing conflict, and discussing sensitive topics with girls and their parents/guardians.

Arranging Meetings with Parents/Guardians or Friends-and-Family Network

Learn how to organize, plan for and structure meetings with girls and their parents/guardians.

Focus on Abilities (Not Disabilities)

Learn to consider the needs, resources, safety, beliefs and abilities of all members and parents/guardians.

Download Volunteer Essentials to view “Section Three: Engaging Girls at All Grade Levels”