Anyone entering into or currently enrolled in high school are welcome to apply and we encourage all girls, non-binary and trans ultimate players to be a part of our inclusive, welcoming space. Selected participants will join a new cohort (regardless of their year in high school) and work through our leadership program.
Classroom Sessions and Cohorts We select 10 individuals for each cohort to start in our 1st GURLS Year. Each GURLS year builds on one another, so whether participants are freshman or seniors (or in-between), we believe they will find value in every year they are enrolled in GURLS.
Our 6 classroom sessions run for 4-hours on Saturdays in September & October. Participants will design and complete a service project before GURLS graduation, which takes place in November.
We strongly encourage participants to attend all of our classroom sessions, but we understand that sometimes this is simply not possible. We will never turn away applicants who are unable to attend all of our sessions (and therefore encourage everyone to apply, regardless of their availability), but we may take attendance into consideration when selecting our 10-person cohort.
Those interested in our program must complete an online application. The application consists of seven sections:
Demographic Information (optional)
Availability & Transportation Needs
Experience, including Volunteerism & Leadership
Personal Essay: What is the biggest issue/problem you are facing as an athlete? What is one way you think we (as a community) could help solve this problem?
Entry Into The Program
Those interested in our program must complete an online application. Once participants are accepted, they are welcome to work with us for every year that they are enrolled in high school. At no point will participants ever pay a fee to access this program — it is our belief that leadership opportunities such as these should be free and accessible to all.
"She owes her confidence and strength to the support and coaching of the GURLS Program.”
- GURLS Parent
Benefits of the Program
Once accepted into the program participants will:
Increase their confidence and sense of voice
Build stronger connections with their peers, teammates, and community
Understand how to be a strong leader
Understand how to solve complex problems
Learn essential project management skills
Learn from other powerful and successful women working in a variety of professional fields
Apply to GURLS Today!
Are you interested in applying to GURLS or know someone who would be? Click on the button below to fill out the application form for our Fall 2019 Class!