Girls’ Leadership Council

The Girls’ Leadership Council is a girl-led, girl-focused group that elevates the voices of girls and young women, especially those who have been or are currently involved with the juvenile justice and/or foster care systems. Girls are empowered to develop the program guidelines, the mission and the vision for the council within an organization that celebrates diversity and champions women.

The Council provides girls with opportunities to talk about their experiences in a safe environment, to build relationships and develop leadership skills through skill building seminars and trainings, to develop community service projects of their choosing, and to develop a strong mentoring relationships with women leaders from the community.  Participants identify topics of interest and are given opportunities to hear from and meet with women experts in those identified fields.

Collaborating with women leaders of today, girls will become leaders of tomorrow. Through presentations, women leaders will share the challenges they have successfully overcome through their life’s journey and the girls on the council will learn how to be effective leaders and advocates for themselves and for others.

Expected outcomes for Girls’ Leadership Council members:

For more information on joining the Girls’ Leadership Council or how to become a presenter/mentor, please contact Biannela Susana, or 904-423-1565.  If you are a member, please be sure you’ve completed a release form.




40 East Adams, Suite 130
Jacksonville, FL 32202