Cool Girls is the community-based solution: helping girls in at-risk Atlanta neighborhoods overcome such obstacles and to become empowered professional women who not only change their community. We provide a ‘tool kit’ for girls by promoting positive behaviors and attitudes in multiple domains, including self-concept, high academic achievement, career orientation, financial education and healthy lifestyles. Girls Club provides the girls with adult supervision needed during those peak hours of opportunity to make bad decisions and turn that opportunity into positive interactions of mentoring and solidarity in a safe, girls-only environment where they can take part in activities that empower them with life-skills.
Cool Girls is a holistic program that meets participants’ needs through programs that promote health and wellness as well as addressing academic support and financial education. Cool Girls programs engage young women in intentional, productive and constructive ways, while recognizing and enhancing their strengths. Our programs promote positive outcomes by providing opportunities, fostering positive relationships, and giving the support needed to build on their strengths as well as prevent risky behaviors. We want to see the girls we serve from low-income communities in metro Atlanta break the cycle of poverty that derail their progress and instead have the tools needed to become healthy, confident, educated young women.