Empowering Girls’ Voices

NCGS Middle School Program


As girls and women continue to break barriers and make history worldwide, Close Up and the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools are proud to present Empowering Girls’ Voices. These female youth empowerment programs give middle school girls (ages 11-14) an unrivaled opportunity to discuss and deliberate on global issues, gain exposure to new and diverse viewpoints, learn from the stories of other young change-makers, and develop the skills needed for advocacy, activism, and engaged citizenship.

You must be or attend an NCGS member school to participate in these female youth empowerment programs. If you are not an NCGS member school or student, please check out our IMPACT programs for middle school students. 

About Close Up
About the National Coalition of Girls' Schools
About the Hockaday Institute for Social Impact

Upcoming Empowering Girls' Voices Programs


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Classroom Exchanges

Connect Classrooms to Discuss Current Issues

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Empowering Girls' Voices Middle School

Creating the Next Generation
of Change-Makers

For NCGS Network schools, Empowering Girls’ Voices will bring together students from around the world to build the skills needed to inspire others and become catalysts for change. Learn More >

Empower Youth Voices

Confront Challenges Facing Our Democracy

Empower Youth Voices inspires students to share their political values, deliberate critical policy issues, and build a virtual community. Learn More >

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