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Girls Empowerment Network

Welcome to Girls Empowerment Network

Originally called The Ophelia Project, the Girls Empowerment Network (GEN) was created in 1996 by 12 concerned mothers raising adolescent girls in Austin, Texas. These mothers met after reading Reviving Ophelia, a book by Dr. Mary Pipher, to address an increasing trend among middle school aged girls – a systematic decline and sometimes permanent loss of self-esteem, the outcome of which can be devastating: epidemic levels of anorexia/bulimia, self-mutilation, depression, low academic achievement, teen pregnancy, and drug abuse.

Our Vision:
We envision a world where all girls believe in their power.

Our Mission:
We ignite the power in girls by teaching them the skills to thrive and believe in their ability to be unstoppable.

Scholarships available through registration process.

Past Camps & Activities

campGEN Part 2 - Use my Power

7 - 14 yrs | Sessions July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018


This camp is focused on using that confidence to advocate for self and others. Girls will explore confident communication, advocacy, healthy friendships, and values.

Girls Empowerment Network's summer day camp, campGEN, serves girls entering grades 3rd-8th. campGEN girls participate in fun, interactive workshops during weeklong sessions that are designed ...


campGEN Part 1 - Own my Power

7 - 14 yrs | Sessions June 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018


This camp is focused on building confidence and self-love. Girls will explore stress management, identity, self-compassion, and body positivity.

Girls Empowerment Network's summer day camp, campGEN, serves girls entering grades 3rd-8th. campGEN girls participate in fun, interactive workshops during weeklong sessions that are designed to help girls feel more ...


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Contact

 901 Trinity St.
Austin, Texas, 78753