Girls Getting Ahead in Leadership (GGAL)

All immigrant and refugee women and girls, grades 7 - 12, are welcome.


GGAL provides an opportunity for 7th-12th grade immigrant & refugee girls to prepare for college, improve academic skills, and build leadership skills with other girls facing similar challenges. GGAL is designed to create a community of support for the participants and their families. Our number one goal is to help our GGALs dream big and create realistic plans to achieve those dreams. 

Program Topics


When & Where

  • High school academics
  • College prep
  • Career exploration
  • Leadership
  • Financial literacy 
  • Self-esteem/confidence 
  • Personal & legal rights 
  • Accessing community resourc
  • It is completely FREE
  • We pay for transportation
  • Hang out with college mentors 
  • Meet new friends 
  • Get the help you need & want
  • Field trips 
  • College visits 
  • Earn a $250 scholarship (seniors)
  • GGAL is designed by YOU!

Weekly workshops will be held each week at 3 different locations and times during the 2016-2017 school year.

Locations: LEAP High School, Fairview Alternative Academy, & Washington Tech Magnet School

Specific workshops times will be decided soon - check back soon

Summer GGAL is happening RIGHT NOW

Sara and Madeline are joined by four community art partners to bring you all a fantastic, exciting, super fun summer experience!


CTV - Community Television 

Check out the video the GGALs made last year 


Healthy Relationships with Isa

Explore how to develop great friendships, family relationships, and to respect yourself through games and activities. 

Healthy relationships


Ananya Dance Theatre

Watch the video below to see clips from several of Ananya's performances.  


Expanded Food and Education Nutrition Program (EFNEP)

Come learn to make yummy, healthy foods!


We LOVE new participants - if you are someone you know is interested in GGAL please get in touch! 

 Download Summer GGAL application here 

View Summer GGAL flyer here


Questions? Contact Us!

Madeline Matthews -
Sara Kennedy -