Resources for Girls

Be A Mentor

Be A Mentor program is looking for volunteers to mentor teen girls in Oakland and Hayward. Many of these girls are disadvantaged, living in a foster group home, or have been neglected or abused. These youth are in desperate need of a mentor who can spend time with them, helping them to build healthy self-esteems and giving them hope for a brighter future. Together, both mentor and mentee will create positive experiences, explore new opportunities, develop lasting memories, and enjoy their new friendship. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Kathy Morrison
(888) 232-6368 ext. 6175


Cinnaamongirl, Inc. is an Oakland based non-profit that serves to empower and inspire girls of color to reach their highest personal and professional aspirations by offering leadership and self-esteem building activities, cultural enrichment opportunities and career development programs.
(510) 531-4740
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Girl Scouts of the San Francisco Bay Area

With a diverse membership of over 29,000 girls and nearly 14,000 volunteers, Girl Scouts of San Francisco Bay Area is the largest organization in the community with a commitment to girls.
7700 Edgewater Dr., Suite 340
Oakland, CA, 94621
(510) 562-8470

Girls Inc. of Alameda County

Inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold. They provide a variety of programs for low-income girls, from educational enhancement and leadership to pregnancy prevention and counseling.
13666 East 14th St., San Leandro, CA, 94578
(510) 357-5515

Girls On The Run San Francisco

Girls on the Run San Francisco is a nonprofit organization that combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running race with healthy living education for 3rd through 8th grade girls. Their programs instill self-esteem and strong values through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training – all of which are accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community.


Since 1998, GirlSource has been providing meaningful employment and leadership opportunities for low-income, high-school-age girls in San Francisco. Paid job programs include technology, community leadership, and speakers bureau training, supplemented by individual guidance and workshops to help girls finish high school, go on to college, and launch their careers.

IGNITE Political Power in Every Young Woman

Ignite trains young women to run for political office by delivering programs in public high schools and colleges that provide political and civic education, leadership opportunities, policy and advocacy experience, and exposure to local political role models. Ignite serves young women (14-22) in their own communities, with an emphasis on lower-income women.

Mentor Girls is a grass roots, community outreach website project, fostering positive connections between women & girls.

The Junior League

The Junior League of Oakland-East Bay, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The JLOEB offers women the opportunity to implement change in the community in three major ways: projects, grants and outreach. The common thread in the JLOEB community work is the League’s dedicated mission focusing on Children at Risk.