Supporting girls and women to be their best through the Y’s Girls

21 February 2024
Supporting girls and women to be their best

We’re so excited to announce that we are launching the Y’s Girls Project in London, in partnership with YMCA England & Wales. 

Young girls in London, like their peers nationwide, need trusted adults now more than ever. Y’s Girls addresses this need, fostering resilience, confidence, and self-belief in girls facing challenges at school, at home, and with their self-esteem. 


How will the Y’s Girls Project help young girls? 

Through the programme, girls between the ages of 9 and 14 will be paired with a trained mentor who will work with them to gain confidence, explore their interests, and learn new things in an informal and fun environment, and it opens opportunities for the girls to try new things that they might not get the chance to do otherwise. Y’s Girls also provides a safe space for girls to talk through things that are bothering and seek advice, particularly around things that they may not feel comfortable sharing with parents, friends, or teachers. 

The Y’s Girls Project has already seen great success in Scotland and internationally, and we can’t wait to open new opportunities for girls in London. The impact also extends beyond personal growth, influencing their families, communities, education, and lifelong opportunities. 

If you would like to learn more about the Y’s Girls Project or you’re interested in becoming a mentor, please reach out to Allison Bishop.