Girls' Summit Youth

Ignite your potential

program description

Building on the success of our Girls’ Summit (Grades 9 – 12) 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

  • Spring Session - March 18-March 22, 2019, 8:00am-5:00pm, Applications due by March 8

  • Summer Session - Register online. Applications available starting April 22. Apply here.

    (Weekly sessions available)

    • June 10- June 14 8:00am- 5:00pm

    • June 17- June 21 8:00am- 5:00pm

    • June 24- June 28 8:00am- 5:00pm

    • July 8- July 12 8:00am- 5:00pm

    • July 22- July 26 8:00am- 5:00pm

    • July 29-August 2 8:00am- 5:00pm

  • Fall Session- October 7- October 11, 2019, 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 Register: Contact us