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Girls On The Rise is an in-school mentorship program that focuses on building the strengths of young girls. The program aims to create a social environment that competes effectively with the risk-taking norms among young girls. It inspires them to be powerful, sharp, and courageous by providing positive peer interactions, caring and supportive relationships, and a safe environment where they can thrive and explore themselves. This safe environment helps them meet their critical needs for belonging, self-worth, competency, perseverance, purpose, and meaningful identities.


The program uses an evidence-based curriculum created by Girls Circle Research and is led by experienced facilitators with extensive backgrounds in mental health, social-emotional, trauma-recovery, and youth development. Girls On The Rise is the sister program to Young Men Rise, and it provides an inclusive environment that respects cultural, family, social, emotional beliefs and incorporates aspects of cultural practices.


The program is built on three core values, which are self-awareness, confidence, and respect.

We are girls, rising above any obstacle, discovering the uniqueness of self,

We are girls, rising above stereotypes, redefining ourselves positively

We are girls, raising pass barriers and growing into womanhood

We are girls, rising to the top and determined to achieve goals


Youth can reclaim their hidden, disconnected, emotions, and hereby increase their capacities for healthy risk-taking. Together, they engage positive resources and assets toward developing a safer, more sustainable female identity.

Girls On The Rise offers girls and young women access to the strengths and resources of their community to reduce risks and to develop healthy and culturally positive identities and pathways to womanhood.

Mentor and Mentees South Carolina
Mentor and Mentees South Carolina

How You Can Help

There are countless ways you can help us! You can make a donation (however big or small), join our fundraiser events, or volunteer your time as a mentor.

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