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Girls Empowerment Group

About the Program

The Women's Empowerment Institute (WEI) proudly introduces the Raleigh, NC Girls Empowerment Group (GEG), an innovative program designed to make a lasting impact on young lives. Our eight-week empowerment strategy curriculum is specifically tailored for girls aged 13 to 17, inviting them to embark on a journey of mentorship, support, and celebration.


Through our carefully crafted curriculum, we guide these young women toward a path of growth, self-discovery, and empowerment. Our staff and youth leaders are dedicated to providing guidance, fostering resilience, and cultivating a strong sense of self-worth in each participant.

GEG isn't just a program—it's a community where girls can thrive, learn, and express themselves freely. Through interactive sessions, engaging activities, and meaningful discussions, we address a range of topics crucial to their development, including leadership, self-confidence, communication skills, and building healthy relationships.

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2023-2024Program Schedule

October 14 - January 20
Saturdays 11am - 1pm EST
Raleigh, NC

October 14: Setting SMART Goals and Strategizing Success  

October 21: Establishing Self-Awareness and Understanding Self-Love  

October 28: Cultivating Confidence and Leadership Skills 

November 4: Managing Stress, Anxiety, and Depression  

November 18: Addressing Adversity and Resolving Conflict  

December 2: Developing and Identifying Healthy Relationships  

December 9: Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle Thru Nutrition and Fitness  

December 16: Creating a Clear Vision and Celebrating Growth  
January 6: Career Day
January 13: Career Day
January 20: Graduation  

Program Cost  

9 Weeks of in-person instruction​

Lunch per session

2 Career days

1 College visit



$450 ($37.50 per day)

Financial Assitant & Eligibity

Financial Assistance Eligibility

  1. For underrepresented minority and low-income families.

  2. Ability to provide required documentation (W2s, pay stubs, Pell eligibility letter, Award letter if currently receiving public assistance, etc.)


  1. Age: between 13-17 years old

  2. Gender: cisgender and transgender girls 

  3. Residency: Raleigh, NC

  4. Parental or Guardian Consent

  5. Interest and Motivation: Participants may be required to demonstrate genuine interest in the program's goals and activities.

  6. Commitment: Participants may be expected to commit to attending program sessions regularly and actively participating in activities.

  7. Interview and Essay: One paragraph statement of interest and interview to better understand a participant's goals, interest

You must attend one of the info sessions*

Adult Students

“Every girl deserves an environment in which they can cultivate self-love, confidence, and healthy relationships. This program prepares participants for adulthood and equips them with the life skills necessary to accomplish whatever they set their minds to,”

- Gina Avila, WEI Founder

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