A Leadership Program for Young Women
Girl Impact was conceived as a mentorship program to help 12 Canadian girls under the age of seventeen to fundraise $50,000 to send 12 girls in Kenya to a good school.
In the fall of 2008, with the help pf the Toronto District School Board, an invitation to apply for the 2009 G! Trek went out to girls in five Scarborough high schools. From the group of over 150 applicants, the 12 girls below were selected for their spark, ambition, and potential as emerging leaders who would benefit from a mentorship program like Girl !mpact.
Parents, teachers and friends followed the G! blog as the girls travelled to Africa and successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Girl Impact has since become a part of Plan Canada's "Because I am a Girl" program.