The Girls Leadership Academy targets middle school girls from our Harlingen middle schools to encourage an honest conversation about a girls world and helps create a sense of support and sisterhood. Our goal is to increase leadership skills and boost self esteem through our monthly sessions. By the end of the year, we, along with HCISD, hope that we created a safe environment where girls can connect with each other, express themselves authentically and celebrate what makes them beautifully unique. We have also created an opportunity for our girls in the mentorship program to participate in a local community event called Kid Fit and Kids in the Kitchen.