Teen programs offer many leadership opportunities to young women, ages 14 to 18. Teens address important issues such as sexism, racism, the prevention of early sexual activity, underage drinking and drug use. Any teen can become a part of Girls Inc. by participating in enrichment activities, coming for homework assistance and/or working on community events organized by teen leaders.

Young women learn about career choices, college admissions, and other post-secondary opportunities. Our programs offer computer access, one-on-one advising and mentoring, homework help, college and career preparation, community involvement, and leadership development. After-school program hours are Monday – Thursday 3:00pm- 7:00pm and Fridays 3:00pm-5:30pm.

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Peer Leadership opportunities

Peer Leaders plan and deliver educational workshops to peers and younger youth, host special events in the community and advocate for change. Teens will gain work experience, develop leadership skills and strengthen college applications.

Hours: 4:00pm-6:00pm, three days a week

Monthly stipends available

The Beach Sisters program is a partnership with the Northeastern University Marine Science Center that promotes environmental literacy and stewardship in girls through hands-on, inquiry-based learning.

Teen Health Ambassadors are a group of female peer leaders dedicated to promoting healthy sexuality. They focus on pregnancy prevention, developing healthy relationships, body image, making healthy choices, nutrition, and positive risk taking. These peer leaders act as mentors with younger teens and help them become leaders within their schools and communities.

Part of the Solution (POS)
empowers our teen girls to educate other teens about the risks of using alcohol and other drugs. Peer leaders plan and carryout parent education events and media campaigns.

STEM: Through hands-on, minds-on activities the STEM peer leaders demonstrate the power and beauty of science, technology, engineering and mathematics while encouraging girls to consider careers in STEM.

For more information on our Peer Leadership opportunities, please contact Lena Crowley lecrowley@girlsinclynn.org

781-592-9744 ext 213

Girls Go to work

Girls Go To Work is a career readiness program designed to prepare teen girls for their entry into the workforce. They will develop skills needed for their future careers and learn how to research career interests through job shadowing and internships. Teens will attend panels featuring dynamic professional women who will share career advice to help them now and in the future.

In addition, Girls Go To Work offers financial literacy workshops that teach teens the necessary skills to become financially responsible and independent.

Activities include: learning how to job search, career interest surveys, resume writing, study skills, interview techniques, and more. Field trips to work sites and job shadow experiences will also be included, as well as paid internships.

Wednesdays 4:00pm-5:00pm

For more information, please contact the Career Path Advisor
781-592-9744 x210

College access Mentoring

The College Mentoring Program allows high school juniors and seniors to work with an adult volunteer mentor throughout the college application process. Senior mentoring takes place on Tuesday evenings from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM, and junior mentoring takes place on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:00pm. Dinner is provided for both, attendance is mandatory. The program runs from September-May and includes:

  • Exploring college and career options
  • Assistance with essay writing
  • Researching and applying for scholarships
  • Development of time management and other organizational skills
  • College visits

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Ariel Garfinkel, Career and College Readiness Coordinator, at 781-592-9744 x232 or agarfinkel@girlsinclynn.org

Girls take the lead

Teens will explore what it means to be a leader with a professional coach and have the chance to practice skills that they will need for their future.

Topics include: developing your personal brand, public speaking, resume writing, and more.

For more information, contact Ariel Garfinkel agarfinkel@girlsinclynn.org

781-592-9744 ext. 232