About Gwen’s Girls:
Our mission is to empower girls and young women to have productive lives through holistic, gender-specific programs, education, and experiences. Our vision is one of the girls becoming self-sufficient adults, equipped with the capacity to continuously evolve emotionally, physically and spiritually; building strong family units; developing a strong support system; and contributing to community life.
Gwen’s Girls offers holistic, gender-specific programs, education, and experiences for Allegheny County’s at-risk children and young adults. More importantly, we offer a safe space where girls and young women can form relationships, build self-esteem and gain resiliency.
Since 2002, we have helped more than 6000 young people avoid the traps of poverty. Our programs are working. In the 2018-2019 fiscal year
- 100% of our girls advanced to the next grade level.
- 100% of our girls did not become pregnant.
- 100% did not become re-involved with the juvenile justice system.
When given the opportunity, any girl can succeed.