Girls Today Leaders Tomorrow RFP

Posted by United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey on May 19, 2014

Girls Today Leaders Tomorrow


United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (United Way) is issuing a Request for Proposals to identify agencies with gender-specific girls programming and activities in the Southeastern Pennsylvania region that have the capacity to recruit and retain girls in the Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow (GTLT) program to promote college and career readiness starting in 7th grade and continuing through high school graduation and enrollment in college or other post-secondary program. While agencies that serve girls for multiple years starting in 7th grade through high school graduation will be given priority, agencies providing programming for at least 7th & 8th grade girls, who are willing to maintain regular contact and serve as a liaison with girls once they enter high school, will be considered. To be eligible to enroll in the GTLT program, all first-time participating girls must be entering the 7th grade effective September 2014, must attend one of United Way’s targeted low performing schools, and must demonstrate a need to improve school attendance, school behavior, math grades, and/or Reading/English/Language Arts grades.

United Way’s Women’s Initiative Committee is devoted to responding to the needs of at risk women and girls, and was responsible for establishing the GTLT program in 2007. GTLT advances United Way’s education goals for youth in grades 6-12 to become self-directed and self-regulated learners who graduate from high school prepared for college and career. The GTLT model incorporates best practices in youth development and college and career readiness, and provides extra support to selected students, in addition to what the girls’ sponsoring agency provides, such as group mentoring and study skills, and incorporates reading, writing, math, technology, presentation, and public speaking skills in all aspects of the program in order to assist students in succeeding in school, graduating from high school, and pursuing post-secondary education.


Application packets must be received no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014

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