Who We Are. Our Mission
The mission of 4GIRLS is: to inspire and empower middle school girls to identify themselves as authentic, confident, and resilient, preparing them for real-life success.
Through our annual workshops and ongoing empowerment events in between workshops, 4GIRLS teaches middle school girls new skills that encourage and motivate them to make good choices for real-life success. The 4GIRLS workshop brings together a cross-section of middle school girls for a weekend of inspiration and gives them an opportunity to thrive.
All 4GIRLS programs are offered at no cost to the girls, and provide a safe place for them to accept and appreciate themselves for who they are and discover their potential.learn more
Latest News Releases
Dear 4GIRLS Community, 4GIRLS is excited to share that we have been selected to participate in the Long Beach Gives campaign, the city’s annual day of online giving. The 24-hour online fundraiser takes place on September 24, 2020. This opportunity means a lot to our organization, as this year, due to COVID-19, 4GIRLS will not be holding our annual fundraising gala. The Long Beach Gives campaign will be the primary source of funding for our 2021 programs, so please mark … read more
4GIRLS is pleased to welcome several new Board and Advisory Board members to our organization! Joining our Board are Gail Schwandner, retired Dean of Career and Technical Education at Long Beach City College, and, Tamara White, Group Manager and data analytics architecture expert at Avanade, Inc. And, joining our Advisory Board are Stephanie Seecof, Educator for the Long Beach Unified School District, Kimberly Mendez, Social Media Advisor, and, Sion Charles, student at California State University, Long Beach. All have contributed … read more
“Everything can change in an instant. Everything. And then there is only before and after.” ― Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Greetings 4GIRLS Friends, The quote above has never been more applicable for so many as it is during these times. The 4GIRLS leadership team hopes that this message finds you healthy in mind, body, and spirit. In early March, a couple of weeks before California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered Californians to “stay at home” due to Covid-19, the 4GIRLS Anaheim team held … read more
Dear 4GIRLS Family,4GIRLS writes today to convey our hope that you and your family are healthy and safe, express our gratitude for your engagement with our mission, and share a couple brief updates and reflections. In some ways, our mission has never been more relevant. We will continue to empower middle school girls with confidence – even as we adjust our methods, which have always relied on the large and small group interaction of girls who do not know each … read more