Global Girls Inc. was incorporated in 2000 and has established itself as an engaging and often cutting-edge youth performing arts/arts education organization on the south side of Chicago. We provide a safe space where girls ages 8-18 learn communication, presentation and performance skills. Over 2,000 youth participate annually in community and school based programs. During the weekly sessions, girls and a few boys 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 youth 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 rehearsal facilities are housed in The Global Studio, 8151 S. South Chicago Ave. The leadership team consists of highly qualified artists in their own right who are personally committed to the “Global Girl” basic values – integrity, excellence, initiative and empathy.
Globally, all girls have the ability to voice their stories, create opportunities, and actualize their dreams.
Our mission is to use the performing arts 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.
We engage girls of color, 6 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, youth driven theatre that gives voice to participant 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.
Greater Chicago & Chicagoland area.
Youth and family service agencies, CAN-TV, schools, churches, participant referral.