CONNECT WITH GGG
Grit, Glam, & Guts programming is designed to engage underserved girls, ages 12-17, in local youth social development programs, civic engagement activities, and educational opportunities to promote social change, eliminate barriers to success, maximize potential, empower girls to gain higher self-awareness, develop a healthy self-identity, and also recognize and engage in the power of their voice.
Grit Glam, & Guts hosts semester-long academic programming where there are after school sessions rooted in the core values of courage, leadership, authenticity, solidarity, and self-determination. Past sessions included Lansing School District's Eastern High School, Lansing Art Gallery, The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint. The Spring 2019 semester is held in conjunction with teens residing at St. Vincent Catholic Charities .
SUMMER RESIDENTIAL CAMP
Grit Glam, & Guts hosts a week-long summer residential camp in partnership with the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University which consist of a week of classes focused on civic engagement, artistic expression, empowerment, and character building led by MSU faculty, staff, and affiliates. Twelve to 15 girls are selected to participate in the summer camp based on their involvement with GGG throughout the year.
Grit Glam, & Guts hosts one day conferences throughout the state of Michigan in Detroit, Lansing, & Flint. Teens and women from the across the state converge for a day of empowerment. Both national and local speakers conduct lively and engaging breakout sessions that strengthen and equip young women to overcome challenges. Teens also have the opportunity to connect to existing community resources during the resources fair.
ABOUT GRIT, GLAM AND GUTS
The Grit, Glam, and Guts mission is to connect and engage girls ages 12-17 to local youth social development programs, civic engagement activities, and educational opportunities to promote social change, eliminate barriers to success, maximize potential, empower girls to gain higher self-awareness, develop a healthy self-identity, and also recognize and engage in the power of their voice. Grit, Glam, and Guts hosts a one-day conference in Lansing, Flint, and Detroit each summer. These conferences touch the lives of hundreds of young women across the region and throughout the state through interactive workshops, in-depth honest discussions, and practical teaching. We know that it takes Grit, Glam, and Guts for any woman to make it in today’s society. Grit represents the necessary hard work to reach her goals. Glam is the beauty of wisdom and compassion that’s birthed from experience. Guts are the passion in our hearts to push us to our purpose.