Girls Learn International (GLI) Chapters are founded as service learning and after-school clubs in public and private schools and community groups. Student leaders coordinate and lead weekly or bi-weekly meetings. Faculty advisors and GLI program staff provide guidance and support to Chapters.

During Chapter meetings, students use an extensive interactive online curriculum by GLI to learn about issues dealing with human rights and girls’ education. The GLI curriculum is specifically designed to guide participants in developing critical thinking, problem solving, and advocacy skills essential to effective leadership.

Chapter members examine the relationship between human rights, girls’ access to education, poverty, early marriage, trafficking, violence and discriminatory practices in domestic and international contexts. Group activities and exercises are included in the curriculum to help Chapter members think about human rights in creative and interactive ways.

Through school-wide assemblies, GLI students apply the knowledge they’ve gained to raise awareness in their schools and communities about the challenges facing girls around the globe. Student-to-student, and student-to-parent, GLI is building a movement of informed advocates for universal girls’ education and a new generation of leaders and activists for social change.

Are you interested in starting a GLI Chapter at your middle or high school? Or want to learn more? Contact us or, if you are ready, download the Chapter Application.