Girls Empowerment Network (GEN) has been helping girls find their power for 20 years! GEN’s mission is to support and guide girls to make wise choices as they navigate the unique pressures of girlhood. The agency accomplishes this by:
1) Equipping girls with the skills they need to confront the dangers of adolescence
2) Forging healthy, supportive bonds among girls so they know they are never alone
3) Surrounding them with positive role models they can relate to who encourage, inspire, and guide
As our non-profit partner, GEN receives the yearly YWA Foundation community grant, supported in part by the fundraising efforts of our members during the Foundation Fundraising Campaign (FFC). In addition to this grant, YWA supports GEN through our Community Service programs, including help with day to day projects, the We Are Girls Conference, and the YWA sponsored mentoring program, POWER CHATS with YWA. As many women join YWA to participate in the mentoring and professional development programs we provide our members, we are pleased to return the favor and give back to the next generation.
Through this partnership, YWA is able to foster the growth and development of women in Austin, serving both our members and community by creating a cycle of women helping women succeed.