Girl with Grit
The Mission of Girl with Grit is to close gaps in skills through accessible hands-on educational programming and advocacy.
Girl with Grit runs mobile programs throughout the San Antonio area through our incredible partners like SACADA, NAWIC, Texas Women in Trades, Kendall County Parks, Boerne Parks and Recreation and more!
Hill Country Headquarters:
The AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center
102 City Park Rd., Boerne, TX 78006 (BY BOERNE SOCCER FIELDS)
Our most common question…
Do you offer programs for boys?
YES! We offer boy classes under Camp Grit! They are welcome to anything that does not say GIRLS ONLY!
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What do we teach?
Our girls only Girl with Grit Program and our co-ed Camp Grit covers the basics EVERYONE should know through unique and FUN workshops!
We focus on components that research has shown to have gaps or inequalities in skills, awareness, or advocacy. We teach these practical “life” skills in a fun atmosphere with engaging hands-on projects.
- Tools and Skilled Trades (build a birdhouse and learn tools & hardware, OSHA safety, trades)
- Automotive (change a tire, jump a battery, fluids, road safety)
- Construction (wire a lamp and learn what is behind a wall)
- Emergencies (extinguish a fire, introduction to CPR, firearm safety)
- Home DIY (hanging heavy things, sewing, patching a hole)
- Wilderness (packing gear, first aid kits, trail protocols)
- Financial Literacy (budgeting money and financial planning)
- Business Basics (types of business, business plan)
Our 2024 Girl with Grit Program and Camp Grit has 8 segments that are up to 2 hours a piece, totaling 16 hours. Workshops can be scheduled in a complete program or as individual classes. We issue fast-paced certifications in two-day workshops and individual certifications for each individual workshop. We also have hybrid options available.
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Girl with Grit Program and Camp Grit
What we are known best for! 9 weeks of skills everyone needs. Girls only, co-ed, adult, and private classes are available.
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Making a Donation
Girl with Grit is proud to direct all donations into programming costs and scholarships. This ensures that donations made to our 501c3 nonprofit directly impact the people that need it most. Donations are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.
DONATIONS FUND FREE CLASSES FOR YOUTH THROUGH MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS AS WELL AS UNDERSERVED OR TRADITIONALLY DISADVANTAGED YOUTH DIRECTED TO US THROUGH THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES AND THE COMMUNITY.
“We put the power in girl power.”
The mission of the Girl with Grit Program is to close gaps in skills through accessible hands-on educational programming and advocacy.
Girl with Grit believes that saturating a variety of skills – from changing tires to sewing, from tools to outdoor safety, from financial literacy to home emergencies – all taught with a touch of hands-on DIY and a sprinkle of creativity – can grow independence and confidence. Without these skills, one can be held back from careers, hobbies, passions, interests, and just plain life. We believe the skills we teach will open doors for girls and close gaps. We advocate for girls entering the workforce in areas like the skilled trades or entering hobbies like wilderness recreation – where their presence is low. We believe in equal chances and know it takes grit to get there.
Girl with Grit believes in equality and we do not discriminate, we embrace diversity and the opportunity to present these core skills to all. We developed Camp Grit to fill gaps in community life skill education and provide opportunities for ALL youth, adults, and those in need of the skills we teach. We didn’t like being discriminated against as girls, so we don’t discriminate against others.
Girl with Grit has been in multiple publications and on various podcasts and was featured in the cover story “Girl Power” in the San Antonio Business Journal, in a feature article in San Antonio Express News. Girl with Grit was also recognized by San Antonio Mayor Nirenberg and nominated as Best Nonprofit in Boerne, TX.