STRONG GIRLS GROW UP TO BE STRONG WOMEN.

 GIRL WITH GRIT PROGRAM

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

What kind of skills do you teach?

Our primary focus in Girl with Grit Program is to provide girls and women crash course skill workshops that are often looked past, such as – tool and hardware store education; basic automotive, vehicle maintenance, and road safety; DIY home maintenance and improvement, along with practical skills in entrepreneurship, trades, STEM, and art.

What ages are included?

Our program caters to all ages. Currently, interested applicants can apply and interview for our Makerspace team. In our future, we’ll provide a mobile workshop for girls and women at schools, shelters, and residential living facilities. 

STRONG GIRLS GROW UP TO BE STRONG WOMEN. 

About Us

GIRL-POWERED

THE WOMEN BEHIND THE NON-PROFIT.

Girl with Grit was officially started by Blythe Zemel in December of 2020 to get first girls better access to equipment, tools, and mentors. Very quickly, she became aware that all youth in her community needed better access to equipment and a place to learn it. They needed a place to learn how to make things.

Our board includes women from all walks of life. 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.

Briana Huhn has been a welder/fabricator for 11 years across multiple industries. In addition to welding, Briana shares her love of the trades with children through a Minnesota based nonprofit, Big Ideas Inc. Her main goal is to help end the stigma that the trades are second rate. Her metalworking skills earned her a spot on Motortrend’s ‘Bitchin Bootcamp’ and Discovery Channel’s ‘Monster Garage’.

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.

 

 

BOERNE, TX

LOCATION

102 E. HOSACK ST.
BOERNE, TX 78006

 

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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