Girls Getting Ahead in Leadership (GGAL)

All immigrant and refugee women and girls, grades 6 - 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!

2016-2017 GGAL starts the week of September 12th. 

GGAL will be held at 3 locations - Washington Tech Magnet School, LEAP High School, and Fairview Alternative High School. 

Please see the calendar above for special event dates, cancellations, and other scheduling information. 

2016-2017 School Year GGAL Schedule


Washington Tech Magnet
3:15 - 4:45
GGAL workshop



LEAP High School
4:15 - 5:45
GGAL Homework Help



LEAP High School
4:15 - 5:45
GGAL workshop


Fairview Alternative
11:35 - 12:40
GGAL workshop


Washington Tech Magnet
11:00 - 2:00
GGAL workshop

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


Questions? Contact Us!

Robyn Gerrells -