Girls’ Day

Goal of Girls' Day

Girls’ Day offers workshops that help girls foster healthy friendships with their peers while understanding issues that impact girls.


When girls grow into confident, self-sufficient women they have the power to positively impact the lives of everyone in their family and community. Girls’ Day enhances girl’s capacities for a lifetime of leadership and service. Girls’ Day is where 1,000 girls in middle and high school gain leadership skills. Participants will be introduced and given tools for building self-esteem and increasing their chances to reach their full potential.


Girls really appreciate mentors who speak to them in their language by “just keeping it real.” “Girl Power is what’s up,” says 18-year-old workshop leader, Alex Reynolds.

To ensure this exact experience for every girl, Girls’ Day is a full day of hands-on, experiential, cognitive, and engaging activities. Girls attend workshops according to their age group cohort. Stimulating workshops include creating a vision board, money matters, how to start a business and how to resolve conflicts. Workshops are led by some of DFW’s most successful and talented individuals. These individuals are respected in their various fields of business, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), education and health & wellness. Girls will have the chance to make new friends, find a mentor and gain confidence. Girls’ Day also offers parent workshops to help parents understand how to raise happy, healthy, and confident girls.


To connect, empower and inspire girls to make wise choices as they navigate through girlhood.


Girls attend workshops based on age group

Girl Power is What’s Up * Let’s Get Fit With Zumba Being Smart About Social Media  * TECH Girls Rock

  • Age 10-13
    • Being Your Best Self
    • Pretty Girls Have Brains 2
    • Drama Free Friendships
    • Liking The Body I Have
  • Ages 14-18
    • Identifying Healthy Relationships
    • The Art of Leadership
    • Mind, Body and Spirit
    • Money matters (Cash is King)

Program Focus Areas

  • Involvement
  • Promotion
  • Awareness
  • Exploring
  • Developing

Past Notable Girls' Day Sponsors and Speakers

UnitedHealthcare, Pepsico; Cordell Adams, M.D.; Congresswomen Eddie Bernice Johnson; State Representative Barbara Mallory-Caraway; DeSoto Mayor Carl Sherman, Jr.; Pat Smith – Treasure You; Black Firefighters Association; Dr. Wendy Parnell; DeSoto Councilwoman Rachel Proctor; Adrienne Bankert – CBS DFW TV Personality; Dallas Black Dance Theatre; Janet G – K Soul; The Hockaday School; Dr. Nancy Fain; Donna Richardson-Joyner