Our Girls Advisory Board (GAB) members are in grades 9 – 12 and come together from many different locations around the state. They work with our Board of Directors and staff to plan events, keep programming relevant to the needs and wants of girls and gender expansive youth, and contribute to the creation of a world that fosters positive growth and development for all. 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.
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