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In celebration of Women’s History Month, join us in celebrating our own History Maker,

Grace Malave-Darling

We are excited to announce that our Lead Teen Mentor and Board Member Grace Malave-Darling was selected to receive the Youth Leader award at the 2024 Mayor's Youth Summit.

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 Youth need us more than ever today. We are focused on amplifying their voices, emboldening their courage, and imparting critical life and self-defense skills so they can take on challenges with confidence.

Show up now for youth by giving a generous donation!

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Girls served
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Graduates build skills to
assess risks and stay safe

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Graduates believe their female peers are invested in their success

"Girls’ LEAP is safe."

"I now know that I can defend myself in different ways."

"Girls’ LEAP is powerful."

What Girls’ Leap means to Grace

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Thank You Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health

What We Do

By building skills in setting boundaries, dealing with conflict, and de-escalating violent
situations, LEAP equips youth with the knowledge they need to empower themselves
and champion their own safety.

Girls’ LEAP provides programs that aim to develop self-esteem and courage.

  • Girls’ LEAP Foundation Program
  • Girls’ LEAP Advanced Program
  • Teen Mentor Program
  • Teaching Assistant Program

Awards

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We’re now rated by
Charity Navigator!

You can ‘Give with Confidence’ knowing that we have been independently evaluated for effectively stewarding donations.

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We’ve just earned our
2023 Gold Seal with @CandidDotOrg!

You can ‘Give with Confidence’ knowing that we have been independently evaluated for effectively stewarding donations.

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Anna B. Stearns Foundation 2022 Sylvia Simmons Award for Best Practice

We are a nonprofit organization exhibiting innovation and excellence in serving the needs of women and girls in the Greater Boston area.

We are a 2023
Cummings Grant winner!

Girls’ LEAP is incredibly proud and thankful to be a recipient of the Cummings Foundation grant!

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