GJL seeks to change the directional so that girls are directly impacting the systems that hold such enormous power over their futures. All too often, girls, young women and those who identify as female, particularly girls of color and those from low income communities, find the direction of their lives impacted and dictated by myriad systems and institutions, including juvenile justice, public education, workforce development, public health and human services, and child welfare.
The League is a collective of young women and their allies working to build and reinforce a culture where girls are fully empowered and where gender, race, and other disparities are identified and confronted in the systems that affect their futures
To collect, analyze, and disseminate data and working solution that lead to citywide gender responsive policies, programs and practices that advance the empowerment and leadership of girls and young women;
To create a space and forum where the voices of girls and young women aged 12-24 are heard, respected and employed to advance gender responsiveness in the programs and systems that touch their lives;
To build a coalition of girls-serving programs and organizations to work collaboratively with and on behalf of girls to advance gender equity.