Every Girl

Every Girl is a national YWCA program for girls in year 6 and 7.  Every Girl provides girls with the opportunity to develop their own leadership identity in order to achieve societal transformation in a way that is relevant to their lives, whether this is with their family at home, their peers at school or within the broader community.

The program aims to create a respectful, age appropriate and culturally safe environment where they can explore and articulate their individual strengths and values. The program aims to help bolster girls’ self-esteem, their sense of belonging and resilience and understand their rights, their strengths and their ability to influence community change.

This 8 week strengths-based program is delivered by trained, screened, professional YWCA staff and assists participants to:

  • Develop their individual leadership identity;
  • Build on and identify their strengths;
  • Better understand and feel more connected to their community;
  • Enhance their understanding of human rights and effectively communicate their views on a community issue; and
  • Develop and collectively plan and implement a community project that aims to influence community change

Every Girl is delivered over eight weekly 90 minute workshops which use a variety of engagement strategies to accommodate a range of individual learning styles.

Your school can support girls to reach their potential

The Every Girl program is delivered in partnership with schools and community groups.

YWCA is proud to partner with Anglicare SA Communities for Children Playford and Communities for Children Onkaparinga to offer the Every Girl program to schools in the funded regions. Communities for Children activities are kindly funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

Please contact us to find out if your school is eligible for a funded program.

To find out more or to book an Every Girl program contact Lisa Gascoigne, Young Women’s Leadership Coordinator on 82039400 or email




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Every Girl can be a Leader.

Every Girl can create Change.

Every Girl has Strengths.

Every Girl has Human Rights.

Every Girl has a Voice.