Global Girls Inc. was incorporated in 2000 and has established itself as an engaging and often cutting-edge youth performing arts organization on the south side of Chicago. We provide a safe space where girls ages 8-18 learn communication, presentation and performance skills. Over 500 hundred girls participate annually in community and school based arts education initiatives, workshops and conferences. During the weekly sessions, participants learn skills to investigate their world and then turn their findings into performance pieces. The result is socially conscious, youth driven theatre that gives voice to girls’ issues and concerns.
As participants learn dance, acting and story crafting skills, they also learn communication, presentation and leadership skills: essential social/emotional skills that can transform lives, influence families and empower communities.
Global Girls office and meeting facilities are housed in Grand Crossing Park where we have been an Arts Partner in Residence since 2006. The leadership team consists of highly qualified artists in their own right who are personally committed to the “Global Girl” way – integrity, investigation and intention.
Globally, all girls have the ability to voice their stories, create opportunities, and actualize their dreams.
Global Girls Mission
Our mission is to equip African-American girls with skills that nurture their individual growth and inspire them to use their talents for positive change in their communities and throughout the world.
Global Girls Core Values
Integrity, Empathy, Initiative, Excellence
Global Girls Purpose
We engage girls, 8 to 18 in the performing arts and equip them with strong communication and life skills. Our driving focus is to create and stage stories that help us understand our realities. The result is socially conscious, participant driven theatre that gives voice to individual and peer issues and concerns. Global Girls’ “Globes” develop a strong foundation of confidence in their own ideas, curiosity about the world around them, faith in their talents and abilities, and courage to become the change they want to see.