Girl with Grit
What do donations and sponsorships fund?
Girl with Grit is proud to direct all donations into programming costs and scholarships for Girl with Grit.
Girl with Grit is a 501c3 youth nonprofit with the mission to close gaps in skills through accessible hands-on educational programming and advocacy. Utilizing years of peer reviewed research, resources from police to behavioral sciences, along with community information throughout the both rural and urban sectors, our consortium has developed a program that quickly implements eight modules of skills that many lack or we have identified gaps in due to gender as the leading factor. We do take in other considerations in gaps outside gender and aid to support all youth that face hardship through our unique blend of skill building.
One area that we hope to address through our programming is women taking more skilled trade jobs that can ultimately help to close the gaps in the workforce.
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.
Our scholarships that these donations or sponsorships fund, prioritize underserved girls that are often in the foster care system or in group or trafficked homes. We also provide merit scholarships to any girl desiring these skills.
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.
Need: Through peer reviewed research, Girl with Grit has identified the following skills that youth, in particular girls, do not have easy access to education in the community or schools. Therefore, if they do not get them at home, they might not get them at all. Our goal is to implement these skills very quickly and memorably over the course of just 16 to 32 hours. They include but are not limited to: tools and hardware, tools and safety, changing a flat tire, jumping a battery, automotive maintenance, road safety, introduction to careers in skilled trades, basic components of construction, extinguishing fires, introduction to CPR and First Aid, firearm safety, practical home repair, introduction to wilderness recreation and safety, financial literacy, and the basics of business.
We base our need on peer reviewed research and statistics regularly cited as these “skill gaps” we speak of.
Target Population and Need:
The need is simple. Knowing these skills can help start a career or save a life.
Based on data collected since our inception in 2020, close to 70% of our population were underserved, traditionally disadvantaged, or are diagnosed or self-identified as neurodivergent or “different” when it came to traditional learning or social skills. In the beginning of 2023, we started having even the average middle class american showing need for scholarships as the economy had them cutting all costs. Our current costs can not be lower, as the tuition for a session only currently covers half of the individual student’s supplies.
Quantitative Benefits: We served over 12,000 youth in 2022 and more than 4,000 adults in acquiring these important skills. Per $200 donated, we can effectively serve one youth. Per $300 donated, we can effectively train one adult to start Girl with Grit in their community.
This fast-paced skill development has shown to develop bonding, community, confidence, independence, and self reliance.Youth are trained in areas that promote well-being, independence, and overall safety. Youth in this program have displayed a boost in confidence immediately upon acquiring skills. Without home support, these skills often go missed as they are not skills taught in school.
Donations are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.
The need is simple, knowing these skills can help save a life.
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The mission of Girl with Grit is to close gaps in skills through accessible hands-on educational programming and advocacy.
Girl with Grit believes that introducing a variety of skills quickly, from changing tires to building birdhouses, from tools to outdoor safety, from financial literacy to home emergencies with a touch of hands-on DIY and a sprinkle of creativity – can grow independence and confidence.
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 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.
Thanks to our sponsors, our grassroots advocacy is now as far as the Chicago Build Expo and in Washington D.C. with the Department of Labor Women’s Bureau and the Department of Education.
Learn more about the evidence and research that supports our advocacy.
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More than 70% of our enrollment are underserved or traditionally disadvantaged youth.