Girls Advisory Board (GAB)

What is the Girls Advisory Board (GAB)?
Young women from around the state in 9th-12th grades work with the Hardy Girls Healthy Women (HGHW) Board of Directors and staff to plan events, make sure programs cover what girls need and want, and work on creating a more positive and girl-friendly world for girls to grow in. GAB provides opportunities to gain leadership experience, engage in social action projects, and help keep the organization current on the challenges and triumphs of today’s girls.

GAB’s Mission:
We are a group of Maine high school girls, passionate about girls’ and women’s empowerment regardless of their race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or ability. 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.

Who makes up the Girls Advisory Board?
16-20 Maine high school girls

Where does the Girls Advisory Board meet?
Meetings alternate between Waterville and Portland

When can girls participate?
Applications open in May and members are notified of acceptance to GAB by August.

Please email Sarah Lentz, Program Coordinator, with any questions!


Meet our incredible 2019-20 GAB Members!


Hardy Girls Healthy Women takes girls* seriously through year-round, statewide programs that put the power in their hands to challenge a society that ignores their brilliance. We dare adult allies to join us in standing with girls.

* self-identifying girls and gender expansive folks


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