Girls’ Online Resources
Powerful Programs for Girls
- Girls Rock Vermont
Girls Rock Vermont is a day camp for girls ages 10-18 with and without musical experience. Girls receive a weeklong crash course in playing an instrument, songwriting, zine making, self-defense, and more! At the end of the week, campers get to perform their original song with their band at a local live music venue. Financial aid is available and instruments are provided.
Girls’ E-Mentoring Program for those interested in Science, Engineering and Technology. Women’s Bureau, U.S.Dept of Labor.
- Kootenay Women In Trades and Technology
Kootenay WITT is a non-profit organization which supports, advocates and educates to increase the number of women in trades, technology, operations and blue collar work. Kootenay WITT is based in British Colombia, and runs Girls Exploring Trades and Technology (GETT), a camp program for girls.
- Tech Savvy Girls
TSG’s mission is to provide girls with opportunities to see themselves as tech-savvy. Gaining confidence and skills necessary to function in an increasingly high tech world. Techsavvy programs are based in VT.
- Trades Offer Girls Options
Trades Offer Girls Options (TO GO) educates middle & high school students about careers in the building, construction, mechanical and utility trades. TO GO also provides technical assistance to educators. TO GO is run by the girls’ programming department of Oregon Trades Women, an organization which promotes success for women in the trades through education, leadership and mentorship.
- Hardy Girls Healthy Women
Hardy Girls, Healthy Women is dedicated to the health and well-being of women and girls. HGHW works directly with girls, with communities, and with adults, offering programming for girls, awareness raising opportunities, and professional development for those working with girls. Hardy Girls, Healthy Women is based in Maine.
Media Literacy and Activism
Equips women and girls with tools to understand and resist harmful media messages that affect self-esteem and body image. About-face’s homepage contains links to galleries of both offensive and positive examples of advertising, their blog, updates on their body image curriculum and more!
- BFF 2.0
BFF 2.0 is a series of short online videos designed to teach girls to use technology successfully in their friendships and avoid online drama. The video series was developed by Rachel Simmons, author of the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, and The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence, and co-founder and program director of the Girls Leadership Institute.
Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge (SPARK) is a movement for girls’ rights to healthy sexuality. SPARK’s homepage provides links to their blog, media commentary, partners and allies, girls’ and women’s personal stories, information about the SPARK summit held in 2010, and updates.
- Name It, Change It
Name it Change It seeks to promote equality by calling attention to and addressing sexism across all media platforms. The Name It Change It webpage offers viewers a blog covering recent media offenses and signs of progress, and forum to report sexist media to the organization.
- Girls’ Action Foundation
Girls Action Foundation is a hip site which explores issues facing young women and girls in pop culture and health related issues.
For Parents, Educators, and Anyone Working with Girls
EdChange offers professional development and resources related to diversity, multiculturalism and cultural competence.
COLAGE is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parent/s, which builds community and works toward social justice through youth empowerment, leadership development, education, and advocacy
- Safe Schools Coalition
The Safe Schools Coalition aims to reduce bias-based bullying and violence in schools and to help schools better meet the needs of sexual minority youth and children with sexual minority parents/guardians by proving school resources, raising awareness, providing skill-based training for educators, conducting and disseminating research, and acting as an advisory resource. This webpage contains resources ranging from research and survey tools to great posters, organized by type.
Our Vermont Partners in Technology Education
- Center for Technology, Essex
Center for Technology, Essex provides comprehensive technical programs for students, which include career exploration, preparation and technical literacy in a respectful learning environment. CTE provides quality educational programs for students (16 years of age or older) and adults in Vermont’s Chittenden County and surrounding counties.
- Vermont Technical College
Vermont Technical College is our partner in hosting our annual Women Can Do conference. From Agribusiness Management to Veterinary Technology, Vermont Tech offers programs that teach the skills in greatest demand by some of the region’s most desirable employers. VTC offers two-year associate’s degree programs, four-year bachelor’s degree programs, and a one-year practical nursing certifying program.