Healthy Girls 102 Series | April 16-30

BCYF Perkins & BMC HealthNet in collaboration with BCYF G.I.R.L.S Initiative presents Healthy Girls 102 Series.

Workshops Topics:

  • Healthy Relationships
  • Nutrition
  • Fresh Scents
  • Zumba

Girls, ages 10-15 years old

Sign up today!

When: Saturdays 4/16-4/30, 12pm-2pm

Where: BCYF Perkins Community Center 155 Talbot Ave, Dorchester Center, MA 02124

Questions: Contact

Girlz Roll | June 14

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GIRLS ONLY! You're invited to the Girlz Roll community bike ride! They'll bike to Pope John Paul II Park on the Neponset River Trail, learn about the benefits of biking, and make new friends. Bring a snack to share with others! Boys and families are welcomed!


When: Sunday, June 14th


Where: Meet at Mattapan Station Parking Lot

Blue Hill Ave at Cummins Highway

For more info/to RSVP: Contact Shavel'le at or call (617)433-7050


Women & Girls Leadership Cohort Kick Off Retreat | Dec 20


DOVE's Neighborhood Organizing Program in Fields Corner is creating a Women & Girls Leadership Cohort to engage in deeper conversation and practice on how we value women and girls and what we can do collectively to bring about positive change. If you are interested in participating in this project, please join us!

Friends & family are welcome! Pajamas encouraged! 
Just R.S.V.P. so we have an idea how many participants will be attending! 
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided! Free! Space is limited. 

Where:  ADSL, 1565 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122

When:  Saturday, December 20th

Time:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Contact: Heather & Danielle to R.S.V.P. and for more details
Phone: (617) 0312-0562    Email:


Blueprint Conference for Middle & High School Girls | June 9 & 10

The 6th Annual Blueprint Conference for Middle & High School Girls aims to create a space for Boston area girls to have open conversations in the face of a male-driven society. Workshop topics will include: Real Talk Sex & Sisterhood, Mental Health, Nutrition & Physical Fitness, and Self-Esteem. >> Read More

MCA Information Session Jan. 18

On Wednesday, January 18,  from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mother Caroline Academy and Educational Center is holding Admission Information sessions for the 2012 / 2013 school year for students entering grades 4 and 5. Mother Caroline Academy is a private Catholic middle school for 60 young girls from limited financial means. For more information, please call Karen Ricketts at 617.427.1177x203. The school is located at 515 Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester 02121.


Girls' LEAP Workshop Jan. 21

Girls' LEAP (Lifetime Empowerment & Awareness Program) Self-Defense workshop offers a safe and supportive environment for participants to develop the necessary skills to champion their own safety and well-being. This is a mother/daughter workshop for girls ages 8-14 and their mother or a significant woman in their life (aunt, teacher, mentor, etc.)
The workshop will be an introduction to basic self-defense and personal safety through verbal de-escalation and personal boundary setting skills, and will help families communicate more effectively around issues related to personal safety and self-confidence.

To register, please call 617.514.4285. The registration deadline for this workshop is Friday, January 13th. The workshop will be on Saturday, January 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Girls' LEAP, located at 197a Centre Street (formerly St. Mark's School) in Dorchester, MA 02124 the closest MBTA stop is Shawmut, and the cost of this workshop is FREE! Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to a local food pantry. For more information, contact Tracey Westgate at 617.514.4285.

Check out the Girls' LEAP website at:

Girls' LEAP Open House Nov. 2nd

Girls’ LEAP Self-Defense, the city’s only non-profit providing personal safety training to inner-city girls, invites the public to an Open House on November 2nd from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, as Mayor Menino, Girls’ LEAP staff and supporters cut the ribbon on their new Girls’ Empowerment Zone in Dorchester.

Girls’ LEAP has helped to keep more than 7,500 girls ages 8-18 safe and strong through its unique personal safety curriculum since 2000. The organization recently relocated both its administrative offices and its Teen Mentor and Teaching Women Center to the St. Mark's School Annex in Dorchester. The new space, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, also provides enough room for Girls’ LEAP to host workshops and community meetings.

The event is at 197A Centre Street, Dorchester and will feature personal safety demonstrations, raffles and prizes, food and drink along with kid friendly activities.

RSVP to or call 617-514-4285.

See their website for details .

Be a Big Sister in Your Community

For women 20 and older: This one-to-one mentoring program matches girls (ages 7-15) with women who live in or around their community.  Big Sisters spend time with Little Sisters weekly for the first three months and a minimum of twice per month thereafter for at least 12 months.


Matches meet on days and times of their choosing and do activities that they both enjoy, such as playing games, watching movies or riding bikes.  They develop a special friendship based on trust and respect as they learn about and from each other! 


There are currently 119 girls waiting for a Big Sister in the Dorchester and Roxbury neighborhoods!


To apply, visit, call 617.236.8060, or email

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