Girls in Action™ (GIA) began in September 2005 at North Community High School, a large urban public school in Minneapolis, MN.
In 2006, GIA expanded to include Edison and Roosevelt High Schools, and in 2007, added Patrick Henry High School - all of which are Minneapolis public schools.
GIA expanded nationally in 2008 with the addition of a Detroit public school. And, in 2010, Girls in Action™ was initiated in its first suburban high school site in Chaska, MN.
Now an international program with expansion to Guatemala in 2010, Girls in Action™ impacts hundreds of girls each year.
Ready for the World. Ready to Compete.
We cannot do this work alone. Girls in Action™ leverages volunteer and monetary resources to continue to postively change the lives of girls each year.
Minneapolis Public High Schools:
Henry, Roosevelt, North, Harrison
St. Paul Public Junior High Schools:
Murray, Ramsey, Farnsworth
Brooklyn Center Schools
Guatemala's Asociacion de Superacion
In April 2010, Girls in Action™ expanded internationally to Guatemala in partnership with Asociacion de Superacion Educativa.
Girls in Action™ is a weekly project for high school girls that extends throughout the school year and is integrated into the regular school day. The project is an innovative four–tiered, curriculum-based program that strives to decrease and prevent violence among urban high school girls while positively reengaging them in academics and leadership.
The project founded and directed by Dr. Verna Cornelia Price, is staffed with certifed Girls in Action™ consultants. The weekly project extends througout the academic year and is integrated into the regular school day and covers four core curriculum components:
In January 2011, Girls in Action™ launched an initiative specifically for Junior High girls called, G.I.R.L. (girls in real life) Initiative™. It will be piloted at Murray Junior High in Saint Paul, MN.