Girls Empowerment Network

About GEN

“Originally called The Ophelia Project, the Girls Empowerment Network was created in 1996 by 12 concerned mothers raising adolescent girls in Austin, Texas. These mothers met after reading Reviving Ophelia, a book by Dr. Mary Pipher, to address an increasing trend among middle school aged girls – a systematic decline and sometimes permanent loss of self-esteem, the outcome of which can be devastating: epidemic levels of anorexia/bulimia, self-mutilation, depression, low academic achievement, teen pregnancy, and drug abuse.”

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Administrative tasks (data entry, mailings, etc.)
  • Community outreach (tabling events and fairs)
  • One-time events (WAG Conference, Career week)
  • Direct service / group facilitation with girls
  • Host a fundraising event at your home

Volunteer Requirements

GEN does not have volunteer requirements listed on their website.

To apply to be a volunteer, go to GEN’s Volunteer page.

Or visit their homepage:

Girls Empowerment Network Locations

Volunteer Opportunities by Interest

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