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Girls Are Powerful is an organization with a social mission to empower girls to foster strength of character, change the way they view and feel about themselves, and embrace their unique individuality.

Our movement is designed to create a paradigm shift in the way girls and young women view and feel about themselves by changing the way they think and act one step at a time.  Our goal is to empower girls by introducing them to six power words (characteristics) and affirmations to create awareness and encourage them to dig D.E.E.P:

  • Discover their Differences
  • Acknowledge their Essence
  • Build their Esteem
  • Embrace their Power

Digging “D.E.E.P” is a process that can assist in learning life skills and how to deal with one’s self by creating self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve success in life. We also strive to instill in girls how to use these skills to establish and maintain positive relationships, promote effective decision making, and exhibit responsible behaviors.

  • Powerful
  • Beautiful
  • Unique
  • Smart
  • Confident
  • Determined


"My daughter participated in the Improv for Confidence event and had a great time. It gave her the opportunity to meet new people and to learn more about theater. I also enjoyed the improve show with her afterwards. Looking forward to participating in future events!" - Michelle (Mom)
"Well done Girls Are Powerful Team! Your Celebrate YOU event was well organized, enjoyable & informative for all and filled with such positive energy and messaging for girls! My daughter & her friends loved it. Your message is powerful & so needed – THANK YOU for pouring your energy into such a worthy cause! Atta girl! THANK YOU!”" - Julie (Mom)
"My daughter and I are thrilled to learn about Girls are Powerful. This is such a modern approach to dealing with real world situations while keeping things in a fun environment for these young ladies!”" - Valerie (Mom)
"Girls Are Powerful is such a wonderful organization. Shawntan’s passion for empowering others is contagious. The girls left the event full of energy, feeling their power. The Moms left the event feeling supported and lucky to have a program like this. Girls Are Powerful rocks!”" - Anne (Mom)
"By the way, the woman who led the parents group did a fantastic job. She raised good questions for discussion and shared helpful stories from her personal experience that made the discussion more meaningful. Great job!" - Christy (Mom)
"My daughter went with her aunt and the text I got later from her said "the girls are powerful event was awesome!!" Mother / Daughter Event" - Kelli (Mom)
"This was an awesome event!! Great way to spend time with my daughter. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Years from now, I'll be still utilizing tools I learned today! Mother / Daughter Event" - Antionette (Mom)
"Love what you are doing and your approach – focused and clear! Empowered girls grow up to be empowered women who bring their gifts, confidence and talents to the rest of the world! " - Parent

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