Frequently Asked Questions
"Thank you so much for giving me a whole lot of life lessons. This makes me stronger and confident." - 4GIRLS Workshop Participant
Who will benefit from the workshop?
We recognize many middle school girls would benefit from the 4GIRLS empowerment and inspiration workshop; however, we are specifically targeting young girls who may be at a crossroads in their lives and would benefit from the positive messaging delivered at the workshops. We are especially interested in girls who are self-motivated to pursue their highest potential but may not have access to the tools and resources that 4GIRLS will make available to them. The goal of our workshop is to inspire and empower these young girls to find their own voice, their own power, enabling them to make good life choices and follow the right path for themselves.
How are the girls chosen?
Girls referred to our workshop must complete an application and submit it by a specified deadline. Middle school girls may refer themselves. Workshop space is limited. Application acceptance is determined by the 4GIRLS committee members based on greatest need. To download an application, please visit our website at: https://inspiration4girls.org/1/apply/
Who leads the workshop?
All workshop presenters are experts in their field. All 4GIRLS Board members and all workshop mentors have passed a background check and have a Live Scan on file with the City of Long Beach or the City of Anaheim. Licensed clinical social workers or therapists are present throughout the workshop as well.
What is 4GIRLS Organization?
4GIRLS Organization is 501c3 nonprofit that was founded in 2010 and its mission is to empower and inspire middle school girls. You can learn more about the organization by visiting https://www.inspiration4girls.org
What is the 4GIRLS Workshop?
The workshop is a two-day event that takes place over a weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and is available to middle school girls. (High school girls may apply as a Junior Mentor; see below.) The workshop curriculum consists of interactive, empowering and inspiring topics. Girls have the opportunity to express themselves through activities such as: creating a vision journal; Nia (a form of dance incorporating martial arts and yoga); self-defense.
What is a Junior Mentor?
Junior Mentors participate in the workshop in a leadership role by mentoring a group of middle school girls and setting an example by actively engaging in the workshop. Junior Mentors are high school girls. To apply visit our website at https://www.inspiration4girls.org/1/apply/.
Is the workshop just for girls from Long Beach or Anaheim?
No. Any middle school girl from any city, county or state may apply to attend a 4GIRLS workshop in any city. The only requirement is that girls must commit to attending both consecutive days of the workshop in either city. There is no geographic limitation for attendance.
How much does it cost?
The workshop is FREE of charge to all middle school girls, and all high school girls who are selected as Junior Mentors.
How old do participants have to be to attend the workshop?
Age is not how participants are selected. The guideline is that participants must be enrolled in middle school at the time of the workshop. The requirement for Junior Mentors is that they be in high school or in their first-year enrolled in college.
What if the girls are in 5th grade, but they are 11 years old?
The participant must be enrolled in middle school at the time of the workshop.
Do I have to be at the workshop all day?
Participants MUST be available to attend both days, must arrive on time each day of the workshop and stay until the workshop ends.
Do you offer transportation?
Transportation is not offered by 4GIRLS Organization.
What if I can only attend one day?
The workshop is a two-day event. Attendance at both days is mandatory.
How do I get to attend the workshop?
Participants interested in attending the workshop must complete an application in its entirety and answer all questions thoroughly. You may request an application by emailing: email@example.com or by visiting the website: www.inspiration4girls.org and selecting “Apply” on the menu bar, which will navigate you to the applications.
Will any of my friends be at the workshop?
We recommend friends encourage each other to attend the workshop together; however, each middle school girl must complete an application to be eligible.
What if English is not my primary language?
The workshop is presented in English. It is recommended that the participant understand and have a basic speaking ability in English; however, it is not required that English be the participant’s primary language.
How many girls do you accept to the workshop?
Our limit is 100-150 participants for each workshop, depending on space constraints. Due to the limit, not all girls that provide an application are admitted to the workshop.
I attended the workshop last year, can I attend more than once?
Yes, however, a new application must be completed each year and the participant must be enrolled in middle school.
Do I need to bring lunch?
No. 4GIRLS Organization will provide each participant with a healthy lunch, water and snacks throughout each day.
I’m adult, do you have any volunteer opportunities?
Yes! Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can volunteer.