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Girls Rock! sponsorships support Hardy Girls’ year-round programming serving 1,200+ girls annually. To learn more about sponsorship, download our sponsorship package here. We invite you to send a powerful message that your company is dedicated to Maine girls by sponsoring the 2018 Girls Rock! Awards and Conferences. For more information, contact Kelli.

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I am a junior at Bangor High School. I am the campaign manager and volunteer coordinator for Clare Davitt for Bangor City Council. I am also the president of my school’s Women’s Interest Group. In my free time I work on my art, which I recently won the Maine Civil Rights Team Art Award for.



Anna is a senior at Winslow High School.  She enjoys family time at the lake, kayaking, and hiking. She is an active member in the performing arts including being the Vice President of the International Thespian Society at Winslow High School, a percussionist in the school band, a member of student government, and recently sat on the committee for the proposal of the new performing arts center.  Anna is looking forward to her second year in GAB in hopes to promoting a positive image of feminism and activism to other young girls in her community.

Five Questions with Anna

Favorite book: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Lorelai Gilmore
Favorite feminist anthem: Women by Kesha
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: Car rides with friends.
Perfect day (in one sentence): An overcast, warm day, where I can sip tea and be the people I love.



Kaitlyn – Massabesic High School –      North Waterboro

Kaitlyn is a 16 year old junior at Massabesic High School. She wants others to feel comfortable with who they are and the same for herself. Kaitlyn is always singing and playing with all her animals. She has been in GAB for three years. Growing up in a more conservative town has fueled Kaitlyn’s passion for feminism. She thinks that GAB is a great way for young women to teach the younger generation about how to believe in themselves and stand up to cause a Ruckus!

Favorite book: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Emma Watson
Favorite feminist anthem: Truth Hurts by Lizzo
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: In the middle of class to educate my peers about what feminism REALLY is.
Perfect day (in one sentence)Spending a day with my family without having to worry about anything at all.
How are you making a ruckus? Voicing my opinion in my community and joining other groups/organizations that share my beliefs so we can continue to make change. Also, creating conversations between opposing viewpoints so there is room for each side to learn and understand each others’ experiences and backgrounds.




Emma is a senior at Casco Bay High School and it is her second year on the Girls Advisory Board. She is passionate about the music industry, design, writing poetry, and songwriting; she is a published author and musician. Emma is an activist for and supporter of women in the music industry in hopes that women will rise to be equal in male-dominated industries. 

Five Questions with Emma

Favorite book: On the Road by Jack Kerouac (makes me want to travel the world!)
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Maggie Rogers! She’s my soul sister.
Favorite feminist anthem: Bad Girls by MIA
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: Definitely twitter.
Perfect day (in one sentence): My perfect day includes sunbathing, Amator, live music, and the ocean.



Sadie is a young, queer, intersectional feminist organizer and activist. She is excited to be co-secretary for her second year here at GAB! Although Sadie is only in her junior year of high school, she has been involved with activism since a young age — from saving her neighborhood’s monkey bars from demolition, to organizing a school walkout to protest gun violence. More recently, Sadie has been contracted with Portland Outright — a queer and trans, youth led, activism organization. With her passion for fighting the heteronormative and oppressive society, Sadie hopes to pursue a career based around activism in the years to come. In the meantime, she spends the majority of her days smashing the patriarchy, hugging her cats, and eating ice cream.




Ella is a senior at Waterville Senior High School. She loves exploring nature’s beauty, enjoying the company of her friends, eating yummy foods, and listening to good music. She enjoys being outside and active as well as stimulating her mind with knowledge and pursuing more creative projects. Some of her favorite organized activities are running in the fall as a member of the cross country team, writing articles for her school newspaper, building and painting sets and doing other behind the scenes tech work for her school plays, participating in various events on her school Science Olympiad team, providing support and serving as a role model for a homeroom of freshman as a Homeroom Buddy, mentoring a younger girl through a program called Big Brothers Big Sisters, playing basketball as a helper alongside athletes with disabilities on the unified team, jumping and hurdling during track season, and working to save the environment as a member of her school’s green team. Feminism has been an important value in her life since she was young, and she wants to help younger girls understand what equality is all about and that they are worthy and capable of achieving anything they set their minds to.

Five Questions with Ella

Favorite book: Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Sojourner Truth
Favorite feminist anthem: Hard Out Here by Lily Allen
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: Long car rides.
Perfect day (in one sentence): Watch the sunrise and have a self care morning sesh, followed by brunch with my gal pals, then an outdoor adventure with my boyfriend, end the night stargazing during a meteor shower.

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Hardy Girls’ programming is all based on the latest research in girls’ development, much of it by Lyn Mikel Brown. She has created high-quality, comprehensive curriculum, informed by the girls we work with. This curriculum is available for purchase.

Training and Support

Hardy Girls often offers a variety of supports for adults who work with girls.  Check out our offerings here.  If there’s a topic you’re interested in, let us know! If you want Hardy Girls to come to your PTA, community group or workplace, we’d love to work with you on a specialized presentation.

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We’ve also compiled this list of comprehensive web resources of a range of topics: health, relationships, parenting, careers, media literacy and tons more!