What is Girl Code?
“When You Have a Voice, You Have Power!”
Young adults are challenged with making decisions that will impact their futures on a regular basis. In order to help pre-teen and teenage girls make smart decisions and successfully navigate their teenage years and beyond, ICCI has developed the Girl Code Youth Conference.
The Girl Code Youth Conference offers pre-teen and teenage girls of the Greater Washington metropolitan area an excellent opportunity to develop and practice leadership and communication skills through interactive discussions and activities centered on issues commonly faced during adolescence. These events teach young women the importance of expressing themselves and bring them together to receive empowering messages from their peers, influential community leaders, and special guests.
Here at ICCI, we believe effective youth programs are marked by high levels of youth involvement – not just as program recipients, but as valuable resources who give program direction. Girl Code conferences are planned by young women who want to create change in their communities and positively impact the lives of their peers. Girl Code Youth Conference goals are as follows:
- To promote self-love in young women
- To encourage young women to make informed and healthy decisions
- To build a community of self-confident, well-informed young women who can serve as a knowledge base and support system for their peers
- To introduce young women to leaders in the community who are committed to inspiring girls to reach their goals and helping them along the way
With the help of community partners, ICCI staff and youth coordinators inspire Girl Code participants to achieve, empower them to be successful, and teach them how to sustain healthy lifestyles.