Now Accepting Applications for the Girls* Advisory Board

Hardy Girls Healthy Women (HGHW) takes girls seriously and puts the power in their hands to challenge a society that ignores their brilliance. We dare adult allies to join us in standing with girls.

Why do we use an asterisk after girls*?
We use an asterisk to indicate that we welcome and celebrate the inclusivity of all self-identifying girls and women. This includes, but is not limited to, cis and trans girls and gender expansive folks across all identities, abilities, races, ethnicities, religions, economic statuses and sexual orientations.

What is the Girls* Advisory Board (GAB)?
GAB is a group of Maine high school girls* (9th-12th grade) from around the state who are passionate about girls’ and women’s empowerment. GAB is inclusive of all races, classes, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. Members plan and execute three regional Girls* Rock! Conferences, do community outreach and education and work with the Board of Directors and staff to make sure programs stay relevant. There is no cost to participate in GAB.

Who makes up the Girls* Advisory Board?
16-20 Maine high school girls* from all around the state. Read about our current GABbers here.

Where does the Girls* Advisory Board meet?
We meet on the first Sunday of each month. In-person meetings alternate between Waterville and Portland, and we do organize carpools for every meeting. However, we will likely meet virtually for at least the summer and fall. Outside of the meetings, GABbers spend about 5 hours a month on all things Hardy Girls Healthy Women.
All candidates who apply will be interviewed in July and the first GAB meeting will be in August.

You may also download the application here and complete it by hand. Simply submit photos of your completed application to Sarah Lentz, Program Coordinator, at

If you have any questions, please email Sarah Lentz, Program Coordinator, at

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