Enriching young women with positive formative experiences that replace obstacles with opportunities.

What We Do

Our goal is to initiate early, life-changing success by empowering our girls to reach their highest potential. Our programs are geared towards creating experiences for our students to lead to greater enrichment and empowerment.


Middle School

  • Afterschool
  • Summer Camp
  • Individual Success Planning

High School – GrowU

  • Weekly Enrichment Classes
  • Summer Internships
  • Individual Success Planning

We also offer in-school Leadership Groups.

Our Programs

GirlUp GVL on Instagram

“When I was in the class, I thought about that sheet. And I just accomplished one of my goals”

YES!!! This crew joined our friends @drivealerttrainingacademy for classroom instruction and to take their permit quiz. AND THEY ALL PASSED 🙌 for us, it’s not JUST doing driving classes. It’s all part of our Individual Success Planning where we take intentional time to meet with our students to map out their goals (through goal setting worksheets as mentioned above) and create additional opportunities (or find things around them!!) for them to reach these goals - and champion them along the way. Grateful for this wholistic approach at supporting our amazing girls 💕

**also - the reality of getting a good photo with a crew of teens 🤣**

Taking a break from the work - It’s SPRING BREAK 💕 ...

Coffee is served! Thank you @bridgecitycoffee for supporting our girls! They had so much fun putting their skills to the test yesterday and learning more about the coffee industry! 💕 ...

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. - Michelle Obama

Happy International Women’s Day from GirlUp GVL! 💕

We spend time every Wednesday on fitness and mindfulness with our girls! This past Wednesday, we were joined by @jordankeels to do some partner yoga and take a mindfulness walk! The girls spent the first half of the time with their partner trying to stay balanced as they practiced different poses together. After getting all the giggles out, we went on a walk and practiced using our five senses to be in the moment. Studies show that many people who practice mindfulness have a greater enthusiasm for life and an improved self-esteem. We want to make sure we are giving our girls the practical tools to be the best version of themselves! 💕 ...