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We take girls* seriously ...

… by partnering with girls and gender expansive youth through our Girls Advisory Board, Muse Program, Girls Coalition Groups, Girls Workshops, and Girls Rock! Conferences. Our programs encourage curiosity, thinking critically, building coalitions, and challenging the status quo since 2000. We’re about changing the culture, not fixing the girl. HGHW works with 1,200+ girls and gender expansive youth annually through year-round, statewide programs.

Just girls?

Gender is a social construct and for centuries it’s held onto a binary (boys & girls) system. HGHW does not believe in the binary, but knows the deep history of systemic sexism and transphobia has uniquely harmed self-identifying girls and gender expansive folks. This is who we work with. As consistently learning intersectional feminists, we welcome and celebrate folks across all identities, abilities, races, ethnicities, religions, economic statuses and sexual orientations.

Know a young person (girls and gender expansive folks only, please) who is doing incredible things in Maine?
We want to highlight their work.
Tell us about them!

Read our latest
Annual Report

Read our latest
Annual Report