WHAT IS NEEDED TO APPLY?
Team of Girls
All students need to be from the same public school in Los Angeles County
At least 6 female students (or students who identify as female) in 6th through 12th grade
A common vision to create a sustainable, lasting project
Students who have participated in past GBLA challenges are welcome to join again
Please note: At special events, space may be limited up to 10 girls, but teams are not limited to grow in size.
Site Coordinator (teacher and/or admin at the school) who will serve as the main point of contact for LA Promise Fund. The Site Coordinator is expected to remain in the project through the entire school year and will receive a $1,200 stipend.
Site Coordinator Responsibilities:
Recruit students/team members
Find time and space to hold meetings with the team
Coordinate and lead logistics/planning from the school side
Act as the liaison between the school and LA Promise Fund
Manage and facilitate spending of the budget
A clear idea of the impact area you want to address, and why it is important. Key impact areas are: 1) Health & Wellness, 2) Civic Engagement & Leadership, 3) and College Access & STEM Education.
Submit a video introducing the team, students, school, and an overview of project idea - maximum of 3 minutes
Turn in through a YouTube or Google Drive link (instructions inside the application).
IF SELECTED TO BE A FUNDED GBLA TEAM
Teams will need access to a computer and the Internet at times during the year. As a key component of the project, teams will build a website, create a social media campaign and videos to create a digital footprint of your project (we will supply training, tutorials, and resources to make this happen, no prior experience necessary).
Each participating team will receive a seed fund of $500 to design and implement a solution addressing an important challenge you have identified in your school community.
All teams can earn an additional $500 to support the implementation of their project and engage their school community.
Deadline to apply for GBLA. We will fund 50 teams which includes Site Coordinator stipend and $500 start up money. All information and webinars to learn more will be hosted on our website - http://girlsbuildla.weebly.com
Invitation sent (subject to change)
- GBLA Women's Leadership Summit
October - December
Host Team Orientation and submit project plan and link to website to unlock another $500
January - April
April 28 (subject to change)
Final Expo and Celebration