“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." – Margaret Mead –
Girls Who LEAP: Lead to Empower & Act with Purpose is a registered non-profit volunteer-run society that provides leadership and mentorship opportunities as well as wrap-around supports for female-identifying and non-binary youth in the Downtown Eastside and Grandview Woodlands communities in partnership with Britannia Community Services Centre, Britannia Family of Schools and ShEvalesco Female Empowerment Association.
Over 120+ girls involved between grades 6-12+ Represented by over 25+ nations across turtle island and world 80% high schoolers, 20% elementary pre-teens, 100% potential
All our mentors are volunteers who have a deep passion and love for youth and the DTES community. And in no particular order......
Directors: Alicia French Tom Higashio Montanna Howe Celine McCaughran-Contreras Joleen Mitton Shenise Sigsworth
Girls Who LEAP: Lead to Empower & Act with Purpose Society 418 Main Street, PO Box 88066, Vancouver BC V6A 4A4
We acknowledge that we live, learn, play and work on the unceded and traditional territories of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), selí̓lw̓itulh (Tsleil‐Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Coast Salish Nations.