Girls' Summit Youth

Ignite your potential

program description

We believe there is an opportunity as well as a responsibility to nurture girls of all ages to become the leaders of tomorrow. Middle school can be a challenging social passage and we are committed to providing the young women of Hawaii with the tools not just to survive, but to thrive.

It is well known that girls are empowered when they learn and practice creative thinking, decision making skills and reflective learning – skills for self-efficacy. In response we created an inspiring week-long day program for girls entering Grades 6 – 8, exploring the themes of sense of self, sense of place, inner power and creativity. The Hawaiian cultural values of Aloha underpin all programming.

Program Topics

  • Yoga & Mindfulness

  • Reading & Creative Writing

  • Self Awareness - Self Defense

  • Etiquette

  • Daily Field Trips

  • Community Project Development

  • Mentoring

  • Advocacy

key dates

  • Summer Session - July- August 8:00am- 5:00pm


  • Advocacy presentation and activity by YWCA O‘ahu

  • Etiquette class at a downtown restaurant

  • Aloha Values

  • Build Confidence

  • Self Awareness

  • Group mentoring with established business professionals

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“To see all these women now, to see women running for president. It’s just amazing to see we’re getting out there, 13 we’re doing something. “So I feel empowered. We’re trying to stand up and do something for ourselves.”
— Eyndiah Bradford of Ewa Beach

Mahalo to Business and Professional Women Hawaii (BPW), Honolulu Local Club chapter for donating $5,000 to our Girls’ Summit program. (Photo: Rena Young Ochse, President BPW with the girls of Girls’ Summit Youth Summer 2019)


If you'd like to help us throughout the year please consider making a donation.