Program Applications

Girls Inc. of Alameda County delivers life changing programs that inspire girls* to be strong, smart, and bold. Girls Inc. gives girls and gender expansive youth the right tools and support to succeed, including trained professionals who mentor and guide them in a safe, girls-only environment. At Girls Inc., girls learn to set and achieve goals, boldly confront challenges, resist peer pressure, see college as attainable, and explore nontraditional fields such as STEAM.

Girls Inc. of Alameda County ofrece programas que cambian la vida y que inspiran a las niñas a ser fuertes, inteligentes y audaces. Girls Inc. brinda a las niñas las herramientas y el apoyo adecuados para tener éxito, incluidos profesionales capacitados que los guían y guían en un entorno seguro, solo para niñas. En Girls Inc., las niñas aprenden a establecer y alcanzar objetivos, afrontar con valentía los desafíos, resistir la presión de grupo, ver la universidad como posible y explorar campos no tradicionales como STEAM.

*“Girls” refers to gender-expansive youth (cis girls, trans girls, non-binary youth, gender non-conforming youth, gender queer youth, and any girl-identified youth).

2023-24 High School Programs

Applications are open for high school programs ACT, HEART, and HER!

Read more about each program below and apply today!


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ACT (Advocating Change Together) Program

Thursday, 5:00-6:30pm

In ACT, girls and gender expansive youth in grades 9-12 learn about the social systems we live in and how to be a part of the change moving forward. In the ACT program, participants will gain and hone their leadership and advocacy skills, working and learning alongside other youth who want to be a part of change in the communities they care about. Program meets once a week, 5:00-6:30pm and a stipend is provided for participation and attendance.


HEART (Helping Everyone Achieve Respect Together) Program

Tuesday, 5:00-6:30pm

HEART provides an opportunity for girls and gender expansive youth in grades 9–12 to learn about reproductive health and sexuality. HEART participants will learn about an array of health and sexuality topics and discuss the issues that teens face on a daily basis- but don’t always talk about – such as Sexuality, Sexual identity, Teen Pregnancy, STDs, Birth Control, Body Image, Drugs/Alcohol, Peer Pressure, and Gender Identity (to name a few!). Program meets once a week, 5:00-6:30pm and a stipend is provided for participation and attendance.


HER (Healthy Evolving Relationships) Program

Wednesday, 5:00-6:30pm

Do you know what love is? Do you know what it is to respect yourself, your partners, and your loved ones? In this program, girls and gender expansive youth grades 9-12 will learn what healthy relationships- from platonic to romantic and everywhere in between- look like. HER participants will come out of this program as advocates for themselves, their friends and loved ones, setting themselves up for a lifetime of happy and healthy relationships. Program meets once a week, 5:00-6:30pm and a stipend is provided for participation and attendance.


Eureka! is a FREE, 5-year program that promotes confidence, sisterhood, college and career readiness for girls. This year we are accepting 40 girls who are currently in their 7th grade year.

What we do:

  • Hands-on STEAM
  • Sports
  • Explore college campuses
  • Paid Internships
  • Leadership & confidence building
  • Sisterhood development
  • Fun field trips (ex: surfing, ropes courses, white water rafting)
  • Academic support
  • Help with scholarships and college applications
  • And much more!

Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s Leadership Program offers a free leadership curriculum for girls and young teens in grades 6 – 8 who identify with the girlhood experience. This program has a balance of strength-building activities, challenging stereotypes, and in depth discussions on important topics like bias/barriers and allyship.

Participants learn to embrace their leadership superpowers and reject limiting stereotypes and what girls can do.  This year long curriculum will also include field trip offerings, health and advocacy.

This program will be once a week on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 4 pm – 6 pm (September – May).

We will finalize the day of the week for this program based on responses to the interest form. Please fill out the form on behalf of your interested participant.

Interest Form