San Antonio is a city that is passionate about empowering young girls. To this end, there are a number of organizations and programs that are dedicated to providing girls from Bexar County, aged 6 to 18, with the opportunity to reach their full potential. Empower House, the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas (GSSWT), Girls on the Run, Lemonade Circle, and Girls Empowerment Network (GEN) are just some of the organizations that are working to create a brighter future for young women in San Antonio. Empower House is an organization that works to provide girls with a variety of educational, extracurricular and extracurricular programs.
Through its Empower Youth program, the organization creates chances for young people to explore their world, achieve their goals, and inspire their peers. The community health program of Empower House increases access to health services, wellness tools and skills and encourages change throughout the community. The Empower Youth program is based on the principles of restorative justice, developmental relationships, and feminist, womanizing and womanizing theory. By joining forces with San Antonio Metro Health and United Way, other Future Ready partner organizations, Empower House works in the community to raise awareness about family violence and facilitate access to education, health care, and available resources.
In addition, they use skill development and well-being workshops to empower women with the knowledge, skills and a community that supports them to make informed decisions for themselves and their families. The Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas (GSSWT) is another organization that focuses on empowering young girls. Their mission is to promote courage, confidence and character in girls so they can make the world a better place. GSSWT stands up for girls as they pursue their passions and shape their future. By supporting girls and amplifying their voices, GSSWT gives them the opportunity to discover a life full of self-confidence, adventure and achievement.
They also work closely with the San Antonio Area Foundation through its program to strengthen nonprofit organizations. Girls on the Run is a program for grades 3 to 5 that promotes a combination of physical activity and vital developmental skills so that girls can adapt to the changes that will occur in their lives. The first cohort of this program includes girls from Austin, Houston, and San Antonio who are working on a variety of projects related to issues facing their communities, along with mentors who are also women of color. Lemonade Circle is dedicated to empowering young women of color, especially black women in fifth grade and above. It provides opportunities for girls to explore and interact with their community. For twenty-five years, Girls Empowerment Network has been helping young women in Texas discover that they are unstoppable.
Girls have the chance to participate in civic participation by acting as representatives of young people in local, state, and national communities and in nonprofit organizations that work to ensure that equity and equality are accessible to all people regardless of race, gender, religion or political belief. These experiences teach girls personal and professional skills so they can advocate on their campuses and in their communities. The Spark Kits are designed for girls and their families to explore and communicate their values and identities through activities at home. GSLE is run exclusively by girls which means that girls at all levels take an active role in determining what, where, when, why and how in everything they do at Girl Scouts. This gives them an opportunity to gain valuable experience while making a difference in their communities.
San Antonio is committed to providing young women with the resources they need to reach their full potential. Through organizations like Empower House, GSSWT, Girls on the Run, Lemonade Circle, Girls Empowerment Network (GEN), GSLE and more, young women have access to educational programs that will help them develop important skills for success. By taking advantage of these opportunities for growth and development, young women can become empowered leaders who will shape the future of San Antonio.