Founded in 1999 by four dynamic women, Smart-Girl is a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that empowers pre-teen and teen girls to make smart choices and become confident, capable, self-reliant young women. The Smart-Guy program prepares adolescent boys to make smart choices and grow into resilient, confident and upstanding young men.
Our proven program measurably enhances critical thinking skills, social-emotional intelligence, optimism and resilience in adolescents. Near-peer mentors provide positive role models while guiding girls/boys through a curriculum that addresses peer pressure, bullying, body image, refusal skills, communication, leadership, friendship and other challenging topics. Through games, art, discussions, projects and interactive exercises, adolescents learn how to discover, strive for and reach their highest potential.
With over a decade of experience, Smart-Girl has trained more than 1,000 peer mentors and Guides, and has worked with over 6,000 youth.
SMART-GIRL STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION: Smart-Girl will not discriminate in its hiring or in other activities on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital, parental, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local laws.