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A few board members (from left):  Ashley Robertson, from ToyMakerz on History Channel, our Associate Director; Staci Catalano Andrews from Soda Pops and Hot Rod Garage, our Vice President; Mel Ellenwood, the original owner of the ’35 truck; and Blythe Zemel from Blythe Arts and Safety Sasses, our founding President and Executive Director.

“We Can Do It!”

Girls in our program are exposed to a vast amount of experiences from arts and crafts to construction and mechanics. The mission of the Girl with Grit Program is to give young women the skills, confidence, mentors, and experiences that help develop life skills, career paths, and passions. 

We believe strong girls grow to be strong women.

Girl with Grit Program is registered as a 501c3 nonprofit.

Why we need YOU to Donate…

What are we using donations for? -With overwhelming demand to take in more girls and teach more things (i.e. skilled trades, welding, metal fabrication, woodworking, etc. ), we need an additional LARGER facility in a warehouse space or a suitable SHOP SPACE or LAND in...

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THESE ITEMS ARE MADE BY THE GIRLS IN OUR PROGRAM

 

Studio and Shop

Our studio space carries products made by the girls in Girl with Grit. Proceeds of all sales go back to the girl and fund our non-profit program. We are shop by appointment and offer delivery options.

35′ Truck Project

The Girl with Grit Program has an annual large project. This year its based in mechanics as they attempt to restore a ’35 Chevy Truck along experienced car builders, mechanics, and fabricators.

Events

We believe in experiences! Girls in our program host events, markets, and fundraisers to help support our non-profit. They also get to attend various events and field trips together as a group.

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Support strong girls and strong women by purchasing one of our Girl with Grit products. All proceeds go directly to the nonprofit.

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Featured Products

These products are created by the girls in the Girl with Grit Program. Proceeds of all sales go back to the girl and for funding the non-profit program.

Coming Up

Upcoming Events

Hot Rod Taxi Tour

A FUNDRAISER FOR THE GIRL WITH GRIT PROGRAM

WHEN: APRIL 3rd, 2021, RIDES AVAILABLE 1PM – 4PM

WHAT: PAY TO RIDE IN THE COOLEST CARS IN TOWN (100% OF PROCEEDS BENEFIT GIRL WITH GRIT PROGRAM)

WHERE: AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM AND ARTS CENTER 102 CITY PARK RD, BOERNE, TX

Sounds cool, huh? But, what does it mean?  Think of this event as a horse and carriage ride, but you just get to ride in the best cars and trucks around. Yes, that’s right, you will no longer need to admire sweet rides from a distance at a car show. At this event, you can actually pay to get in them and cruise.

Partnered with RodRides, Soda Pops, Hot Rod Garage, and AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center

“How to Jump Onboard”

Girls in our program must complete a total of 30 hours of Girl with Grit Saturday Studio Days before applying. Our goal is to get to know their talents, interests, personalities, and create strong teams.

The cost of our program and classes vary. The average monthly donation per participant is between $35-$55 a month. This includes 6 hours of studio time, field trips, and some girls are in weekly classes. Our goal is for girls to personally help fund their participation through volunteer hours and sales of their retail.

We create strong teams that work well together. Currently, we have over 20 girls on our core team. This team is currently FULL and closed to participation.

In Fall 2021, we will launch a second team. Girls interested can enroll now in our bimonthly Saturday Studio Days for $35  a month. These fees go back to funding the rent, utilities, and supplies. They will be provided with 6 hours of monthly training and classes, and be invited to various field trips and events.

We never turn a family away that can’t pay to play. If your family can not afford participation, please contact us and we will try to align you with a sponsor.

Community Classes

Girl with Grit offers classes for EVERYONE in our community. You don’t need to be enrolled in the program nor do you need to be a girl. We offer weekly classes, private mentoring for young creatives, and workshops.

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Why we need YOU to Donate…

Why we need YOU to Donate…

What are we using donations for? -With overwhelming demand to take in more girls and teach more things (i.e. skilled trades, welding, metal fabrication, woodworking, etc. ), we need an additional LARGER facility in a warehouse space or a suitable SHOP SPACE or LAND in...

Custom Crochet Pets

Custom Crochet Pets

A custom order pet sculpture made by our intern, Clara D. Custom crochet orders can be placed here: Clara D. All proceeds of these orders go back to Clara. This girl works really hard on administrative stuff behind the scenes!

Welding Space

Welding Space

Well, we had the incredible Brian Adams and Jaime Adams step up and offer not only their space, but their equipment for the girls to weld with Briana Huhn!!! My community ROCKS!!!! ❤️

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Sponsors
Safety Sasses®
Soda Pops
Hot Rod Garage
ToyMakerz
BStrong Productions
RodRides LLC
AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center
Ameliom LLC

Donors
The Bevy Hotel
Cave without a Name
Cibolo Creek Brewery
Little Gretel
Handmade on Main
From Scratch Farm
Texas Gourmet Pantry
The Asher Family
Boerne Farmhouse
The Little Nature Store
The O’Rourke Family
The Lacy Family
Bear Moon Bakery
Fickle Pickle Boerne
Cliptacular Creations
Dienger Trading Co.
The Dorman Family
The Risinger Family
Kiss the Cook
Mike Coyne
Love Creek Orchards
The DIFY
Hill Country Crate
Lynnda McGowan

How to Help

Our program is a 501c3 nonprofit. We rely on sales of products, donations, monthly dues, and sponsors to keep us going. Please consider donating today.

Board Members

Blythe Zemel, Founding President 
Staci Catalano, Vice President
Ashley Stanley, Associate Director
Brooke Dorman, Secretary
Marsha Tucker, Treasurer

 STAFF

Blythe Zemel, Executive Director and Lead Instructor
Ann Asher, Community Classes Teacher (Art)
Clara Dorman, Intern

Core Team Members

Ann A.
Amber A.
Aubree D.
Brynn D.
Chloe F.
Clara D.
Grace J.
Jenna J.
Kate B.
Kaylin O.
Lexi H.
Mei B.
Natalie S.
Phoenix Z.
Riley L.
Ryli R.
Savannah D.
Emma M.
Alecia G.
Brynley O.

 A second team will be launching Fall 2021. Contact info@girlwithgrit.com for information.

 

 

Address

102 E. Hosack
Boerne, TX 78006
info@girlwithgrit.com

Open Hours

By appointment only.
Please see our schedule for classes, open studio days, and exhibitions. 

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