GFS groups provide a fun and supportive place for girls and young women aged 5-25 to develop the skills they need to reach their potential.
Our programme has been developed in consultation with every GFS group across England and Wales. Informed by the issues girls and young women face today, and current academic thinking in youth development, our activities are tailored to the age of participants and designed to develop their confidence, self-esteem, wellbeing and resilience. For many, the group provides stability and an opportunity to develop their understanding of the importance of supporting and accepting one another.
Our groups meet weekly for 1-2 hours and a typical session will start with check-in or circle time where girls discuss their week and any plans for future sessions, followed by one or two activities selected from the themes below, and end with a reflection.
Topics cover issues such as Friendship, Bullying, Healthy Relationships and Modern Women. We also support and promote campaigns addressing issues affecting girls and young women such as mental health, discrimination, lack of equality in the workplace and everyday sexism.
Our programmes are made up of many different activities, some of which can be found in our Activity Finder.
Our programme structure