Our Girls Advisory Board (GAB) is made up of young women, in grades 9 – 12, from around the state who work with our Board of Directors and staff to plan events, keep programming relevant to girls’ needs and wants, and contribute to creating a girl-friendly world that fosters positive growth and development for girls. GAB provides opportunities for leadership experience, engagement in social action projects, and ongoing education to keep the organization current on challenges facing girls today. GAB started in 2005 in Waterville and expanded statewide in 2013.
GAB’s Mission Statement:
We are a group of Maine high school girls passionate about girls’ and women’s empowerment. We are inclusive of all races, classes, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and abilities. We create community conversations, listen to girls and give them (and ourselves) opportunities to find their voice, support each other, create change, and embrace uniqueness. Applications open in May!
GAB’s biggest annual accomplishment is the design and execution of all of the keynote speeches and workshops at the Girls Rock! Conferences.
Click on the pictures to learn more about our inspiring Girls Advisory Board members!