How We Work

REGIONAL AND UNIVERSITY ESTABLISHMENT

HGSW establishes a regional headquarter office and creates partnerships with local universities to provide part-time jobs and service opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students. 

PARTNERSHIPS WITH MIDDLE SCHOOLS

HGSW establishes partnerships with local Title I Middle Schools and in some cases, programs that serve low-income youth (i.e. Boys & Girls Clubs or after-school programs of local public housing authorities).

HGSW AFTERSCHOOL & SUMMER EXPERIENCE

HGSW coordinates an 8 week after-school program with the partnering middle school(s) (fall/spring) and a 3-weeksummer camp at a local university for the girls who were served during the school year (65 summer participants). 

HGSW PARTICIPANT TRACKING & RETURN

HGSW participants matriculate throughout the program in 6th-8th grade. Upon completion HGSW alumni receive an annual survey until age 24 to track their life outcomes. HGSW alumni will have the opportunity to rejoin during the summer of the Junior HS year as a Junior Summer Counselor.

HGSW'S NEXT GENERATION AND STABILITY

As HGSW Alumni go to college they will have the opportunity to join their school's chapter or pioneer a HGSW program at their school. This will develop HGSW's next generation and will lend to sustainability efforts.