Girls Lead is a Peacemaker Resources program with the mission to empower and equip young women to have positive relationships with self, others, and community.
Girls Lead on the Go! is a one-day, community-based leadership experience for 7th-9th grade girls that connects them to community service organizations. Girls Lead on the Go! makes Girls Leadconcepts accessible to more communities and to more girls. It’s a youth leadership program that is community-driven and community-based.
lRead more about how the program works and how you can bring Girls Lead to your community.
Organizations in northwestern Minnesota are invited to contact GL@Peacemakerresources.org to find out more about hosting a Girls Lead on the Go! day camp in their community.
Peacemaker Resources assisted the Women's Foundation of Minnesota with a Listening Session held on December 7th at the American Indian Resource Center. An audience of policy makers heard from a panel of young women between the ages of 12 and 24 who shared their perspectives on growing up in this area facing the special challenges of diversity.
Candy Roberts-Salter moderated the panel, and Linsey McMurrin was one of 3 adult advocates who spoke about their perspectives.
Since November 2015, the Women’s Foundation has convened six listening sessions featuring young women and advocates from the Somali and East African, American Indian, African American, Latina, Hmong and Karen, and LGBTQ and gender nonconforming communities. The sessions enabled each community to form its own panels to allow for deeper conversation around economics, racism and culture, school and education, societal and gender norms, safety, and health.
More information about the Women's Foundation of Minnesota Listening Sessions can be found HERE.