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Founded in 2000, Global Girls, Inc. is based on the south side of Chicago and provides arts education and presentation opportunities for youth ages 5 to 18. Through rigorous theatre and dance training, participants develop essential life skills including self-awareness, resilience, tenacity, and grit – skills which help them succeed on stage and in life. They also investigate their issues and turn findings into “socially conscious, youth-driven theatre”. Global Girls began with only eight girls working on Saturdays. We now offer programs six days a week and service over 800 youth annually.

For over 23 years, Global Girls has been a community staple introducing African American youth to the performing arts and teaching vital communication and life skills. Our youth and adult performance companies produce timely, issue-based plays and short movies that entertain and inform. Thousands of girls now proudly call themselves “Globes” and hundreds are currently in Global Girls programs in Chicago, Springfield, Champaign, East St. Louis and Mounds, Illinois. 

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