School Programs

As an Official Partner of the Durham District School Board, Girls Inc. of Durham provides a number of programs designed specifically for school settings. Each program supports girls, as they develop their strengths and capabilities, through weekly academic assistance and enrichment activities in reading and literacy, leadership development and bullying prevention, health and sexuality, and substance use prevention.  

All programs follow a girl-centered, youth development approach by incorporating girls’ ideas, perspectives and voices throughout program implementation and planning. By engaging girls as problem-solvers, program delivery focuses on a combination of strategies to promote girls’ development, expand their range of challenging experiences, and increase their opportunity to form supportive relationships.

All Girls Inc. programs are curriculum based and uniquely designed for girls of each stage of development.  In-school programs are flexible and can easily be modified to accommodate almost any time table.  A fee for service is in place for all in-school programs however Girls Inc. will work with school administrators to subsidize the costs associated with program delivery.  See below for descriptions of our current school programs.

Anti-Bullying Program: Allies in Action 
Health & Relationships: Will Power/Won’t Power 
Literacy & Reading Enrichment: GirlSTART Literacy
Violence Prevention: 


For further information on how to bring Girls Inc. to your school contact:
Tracey McCannell, Director of Programming 
Email: [email protected]  Tel: 905 428-8111 ext 22


“I have been impressed with both the programming and the response from our students.  Our girls feel empowered and are using better strategies to deal with issues of adolescence.  The mission statement of Girls Inc. is, inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold.  I can truly say that they have helped our students live this. “
— Trudy Collins, Principal at Jack Miner P.S.