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Creating Youth Driven-Performances

In weekly sessions, participants learn skills to investigate their world and then turn their findings into performance pieces which are presented throughout the community, the state and, in a few cases, on other continents. The result is socially-conscious, youth-driven productions that gives voice to girls’ issues and concerns.


Inspiring Better Life Choices

We teach emotional intelligence skills through self awareness and empathy for others; assist with advance career exploration, cooperative learning and team building; provide opportunities for girls to practice citizenship skills including volunteering and community activism.

Events and Announcements

WTTW Features our own Champion Marvinetta Penn

Expanding Cultural Awareness

Global Girls Company members have performed throughout Illinois, opened for the 2010 Miss America for an HIV conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, been featured on 91.5 Chicago Public Radio and hosted their own weekly cable news program. 12 girls and four adults have traveled internationally, twice to Accra, Ghana and once to Nairobi and B’ware in Kenya. In January 2013, seven girls ages 14-20 traveled to India for a cross-cultural arts collaboration thanks to a generous grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Air India was also a partner and sponsor.

WTTW featured our own Champion Marvinetta Penn.  We are proud of the work she is doing.

Global Girls Inspire In Grenada

Global Girls made a great impact in Grenada thanks to our second John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur grant! We devised a plan for our February trip thanks to our partnership with Dr. Rohan Jeremiah of UIC’s Department of Public Health.

Take a look at our television interview with Marvinetta Penn during our visit.

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