Girls Rising

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Women


PO Box 161218San Diego, CA 92176 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of Girls Rising is to empower girls from eight years of age to early adulthood through a sisterhood of mentorship and career readiness support. Our Girls Rising Mentorship Program is built through example and community. We believe the value of mentorship is realized through positive modeling and support for girls aged 8-17 from San Diego and Riverside County areas with the greatest need. Our program for young women between 18-24, Women Emerging, focuses on career readiness and personal development.


Girls Rising aims to build strong, empowering relationships through positive role-modeling and support for girls aged 8-17 and young women ages 18-24 from historically underserved communities in San Diego and Riverside counties. Our program helps girls and young women develop supportive, key relationships and allows them to feel a sense of belonging to a community that is built on sisterhood and connection.

We match our girls, or Mentees, with a female Mentor that can provide support, guidance, and opportunities to help navigate social and economic barriers and help meet their goals. Our Mentors encourage their Mentees through positive role-modeling and a consistent, 1-1 relationship. Learning from a positive female role-model on also ensures they will be able to face challenges with confidence and will be empowered to think of a future without limits!


Would you recommend Girls Rising?
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by Luna Z. (November 5, 2015)
I want to make an impact in one or many lives, I want to reach the audience by making them reflect or make them value life. I know I will learn so much a long the way as well.
by Jennifer N. (July 25, 2013)
Not only do the volunteers work very hard to build a good foundation for a positive future, but the organizers do everything they can to create team building events, Big Sister only events (with terrific sponsors), and holiday parties. They have been a huge part of my life for 2 years now and I wouldn't have it any other way! They are a caring and hard working group who strive to really help us make a positive influence on a young girl's life who otherwise might not get the opportunities they deserve. I'm now working with my second little sis and it's an amazing experience with so many happy and fulfilling moments.

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