Girl with Grit

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OUR NONPROFIT MAKERSPACE IN BOERNE,TX PROVIDES YOUTH MAKERS AND CURIOUS ADULTS ACCESS TO EQUIPMENT, TRAINING, THE ABILITY TO MAKE, AND THE ABILITY TO SELL. 

 

We serve all kinds of populations in our area from homeschooling families to developmentally challenged adults. Consider donating today! 

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Girl with Grit

MAKERSPACE

OUR NONPROFIT MAKERSPACE IN BOERNE,TX PROVIDES YOUTH MAKERS AND CURIOUS ADULTS ACCESS TO EQUIPMENT, TRAINING, THE ABILITY TO MAKE, AND THE ABILITY TO SELL. 

WHAT DO STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO INSTRUCTION IN?

VISUAL ARTS
TRADES
STEM
WOODWORKING
METALSMITHING
RESIN
PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL ART
SEWING AND FASHION DESIGN
TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS
AND MORE

 

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 GIRL WITH GRIT PROGRAM

STRONG GIRLS GROW UP TO BE STRONG WOMEN.

The mission of the Girl with Grit Program is to give girls and young women a safe space to grow their skills and confidence through mentors, and experiences that help develop life skills, career paths, and passions. 

COMMUNITY BUILT

1934 Chevy Truck Project

THE YOUTH PROJECT FOR A COMMUNITY.

Girl with Grit sought out Mel Ellenwood’s 1934 Chevy Truck for a youth build unlike any other.

The Girl with Grit Truck Project has won international support from car builders, sponsors, and the auto community.

Briana Hunh, a Fabricator worth her spot on Bitchhin’ Bootcamp and now working at the well known Texas Hot Rods and West Coast Choppers owned by Jesse James, helps to lead it with Blythe Zemel, our Executive Director; and board member, Ashley Robertson from History Channel’s ToyMakerz.

 

SPONSORS.
Safety Sasses®, Hot Rod Garage, ToyMakerz, BStrong Productions, RodRides LLC, AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center, Ameliom LLC, Dwayne Mattox, Big Ideas USA

About Us

GIRL-POWERED

THE WOMEN BEHIND THE NON-PROFIT.

Girl with Grit was officially started by Blythe Zemel in December of 2020 after recognizing a need for better access to equipment and educational opportunities for girls in her community.

First joining our board was Staci Andrews, Retired Navy and Entrepreneur.

In January, Ashley Robertson, Shop Assistant at ToyMakerz headed down to help pull an engine from our 1934 Chevy Truck and at that time joined our board.  ToyMakerz can be seen on History Channel.

In April, Briana Hunh, currently Fabricator at Texas Hot Rods and West Coast Choppers, came down from Minnesota in April to introduce her work with youth outreach and the trades for Big Ideas. Briana was also on Bitchhin’ Bootcamp and Monster Garage. Now located in Austin, Briana has become pivotal to our program.

We are also assisted by other strong women in our Board. Brooke Dorman, a speech pathologist and director of one of the largest homeschool communities in our area. Janie Sellers assists with STEM and is owner of STEMtastic. Other support comes from Lauren Taylor, with her Master’s in Education and years of classroom experience and Marsha Tucker, a retired Executive Director of a large nonprofit educational speaker platform in Houston TX.

Currently, Girl with Grit has a Makerspace, Classes, and Workshops that are open to everyone in the community. Girl with Grit Program runs an introduction of skills to girls in that space.

 

 

Girl with Grit Program

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Our Brick-and-Mortar Shop
Our shop at 102 E Hosack is filled with unique products from the makers in our community. Handmade and one-of-a-kind items can be purchased there on Sundays from 12 – PM.

BOERNE, TX

LOCATION

102 E. HOSACK ST.
BOERNE, TX 78006

 

BOERNE, TX

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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
Dwayne Mattox