Overcoming Obstacles Like a Girl

Today’s girls are up against challenges unlike any generation before them — but that doesn’t stop them from focusing on what’s next.

But when girls have access to leadership programming and mentorship, they develop the critical life skills and courage they need to: Lead like a girl. Advocate like a girl. Have confidence as a girl.

To celebrate International Day of the Girl, the Dove Self-Esteem Project will match all donations made to Boys & Girls Clubs of America through October 11, 2023, up to $10,000, to help more girls develop the confidence, courage and critical life skills necessary to make bold moves and build great futures.

Why Today’s Girls Need You Now

To Better Their Mental Health

The majority of girls rate their ability to cope with challenges as medium to very low.

To Build Critical Skills

Skills like conflict resolution and teamwork help elevate girls to positions of leadership.

To Boost Their Self-Esteem

20% of girls report being electronically bullied during the past year, and nearly half did not tell an adult.

Source: Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Youth Right Now (2023)

Despite today’s challenges, 95% of girls who attend the Boys & Girls Club believe if they try their best, they can do most things.

Whatever It Takes for Girls

Did you know that when Boys & Girls Clubs of America started, we were only Boys’ Clubs? 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of officially recognizing girls as Club members and becoming Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In honor of this milestone and International Day of the Girl, we’re celebrating girls and doing whatever it takes to support their great futures. Read more.

She Did It — Like a Girl

Every girl deserves an equal opportunity to reach her full potential.
Here’s how Boys & Girls Clubs open doors to help girls find and fulfill their purpose.

Standing Up for Her Community Like a Girl

Joecelyn shares how her Club empowered her to advocate for herself and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. Read more →

Building Confidence as a Girl

When Faith was told she wasn’t a good writer, it stuck with her. See how she overcame years of self-doubt to reignite her passion. Read more →

Empowering My Peers Like a Girl

Club teen Leonela shares four tips to improve girls’ self-esteem she learned while serving on Dove’s Youth Board. Read more →

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Give More Girls a Great Future

The Dove Self-Esteem Project is making a bold move by matching all donations made to Boys & Girls Clubs of America through October 11, 2023, up to $10,000. Double your impact now to give more girls a great future.

Because great futures start with HER.

Thank you to Dove for helping Clubs support girls.