Girls of Promise
WFA's Girls of Promise program is a series of one-day conferences hosted at universities and designed to introduce eighth-grade girls to careers in ESTEM (economics, science, technology, engineering, and math) fields and amazing women role models at a critical time in their development.
Registration is currently open for the 2013 Girls of Promise conferences. Girls must have a completed permission form, receive a Letter of Recommendation, and be registered by a Chaperone. Registration for each conference is limited.
Women's Foundation of Arkansas encourages Girls of Promise Alumnae to continue their pursuit of a higher education.
WFA offers many opportunities for Alumnae including an Alumnae Track, Essay Contest, volunteer opportunities, and more.
WFA's Girls of Promise conferences are only successful because of the amazing women and men who choose to share their time and talent with the next generation of women leaders. Learn about Local Committee and conference volunteer roles.
Girls of Promise is a proven, 13-year-old initiative with over 3,000 alumnae. Learn more about the program's purpose, impact, and future.
Every aspect of Girls of Promise is infused with the importance of higher education. Learn about WFA's Girls of Promise Campus Partners, upcoming conferences, and the Local Committees implementing them.
Communities interested in hosting a Girls of Promise conference beginning in Spring 2013 can now apply to do so.
Each Girls of Promise conference is hosted at a college or university on a Saturday in the Spring semester. Conferences run from 8:15 AM until 3:30 PM.
Girls of Promise participants (girls and their chaperones) are placed on teams built around women in history who have achieved greatness in ESTEM fields. We use this method to foster team building and leadership skills as well as expose girls to even more career possibilities.
At the end of each Girls of Promise Conference, participants are asked to reflect on their experiences of the day, a new mentor, something that challenged them. During this reflection, each girl makes an anonymous promise to herself. The Women's Foundation is proud of our Girls of Promise and the dreams they have for themselves.
The Women's Foundation of Arkansas is greatly appreciative of the corporations and individuals whose support allows the reach of Girls of Promise continue to expand.
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