What We Do

GirlUp GVL is a free after school and summer program devoted to serving middle and high school girls in Greenville, SC. We seek to enrich and empower young women with positive formative experiences for life. 

How We Do It 

Covid-19 UPDATE

We are adapting our program to better serve the girls by providing e-learning/virtual school days due to Covid-19. We will run an in-person program Tuesday-Thursday from 8:00am to 2:30pm. We are continuously monitoring the situation to prioritize the health and safety of our girls and staff. We will return to regular programming when the situation allows.

Middle School

The middle school program consists of daily activities such as:

  • after school pick up
  • tutoring
  • physical fitness
  • mentoring
  • group discussion
  • personal reflection time

The middle school program takes place Monday through Thursday 3:15 pm – 6:00 pm throughout the school year and follows the Greenville County School calendar

High School

The high school program exists as a continuation in the investment of our former middle school participants.

The high school program assists with skills and practical needs regarding academics, college and job readiness, overall life skills and provides mentorship.

Our high school girls’ group meets weekly for enrichment classes during the fall and spring semesters. Additional activities and tutoring sessions are planned around each individual’s work and school sports schedules.

Special Activities

Special activities for both programs consist of:

  • exploring job opportunities through local employers
  • attending extracurricular camps
  • field trips (ranging from college visits to swimming)