Thank you for your interest in participating in the GirlsBuild Challenge. GirlsBuild is an initiative of LA Promise Fund that empowers teams of young women in public middle and high schools to identify the issues they see as most significant in their community and take actions to address them.

This application is a chance to showcase what your team plans to translate into a dynamic project - don’t be afraid to show some personality and be creative! There is additional guidance in the application and on our website.

Reapplying GirlsBuild Team Deadline: September 1, 2022 (please email for instruction) 

New GirlsBuild Team Deadline: September 11, 2022 


1. Team of Girls

  • All students need to be from the same public school (ask if you need an exception)
  • At least 6 females or students who identify as female in 6th through 12th grade (males are still welcome and able to be part of your GirlsBuild team). 
  • A common vision to create a sustainable project with lasting community impact
  • Students who have participated in a GirlsBuild challenge in the past are welcome to join again


2. Site Coordinator (teacher and/or admin at the school) who is the main point of contact for LA Promise Fund. This person is expected to work the entire school year and will receive a $1200 stipend. It is possible to split the stipend and have two coordinators.

Site Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Recruit students/team members
  • Find time and space (whether in-person or virtual) to hold meetings with the team
  • Coordinate and lead logistics/planning from the school side
  • Be the liaison between the school and LA Promise Fund
  • Manage and facilitate spending of the budget

The project must have a clear idea of the issue you want to address, and why it is important. The issue must address one of the key impact areas below:

  1. Civic Engagement 
  2. Health & Wellness
  3. STEM & Digital Skills

 All successful projects actively incorporate elements of civic engagement either through service, representation, or advocacy. Check here to learn more.

 4. Introduction Video OR Slideshow

  • In no longer than 3 minutes, submit a video introducing the school, the team, and an overview of your project idea.
  • OR, submit a slideshow doing the same thing. We highly recommend using Google Slides. 
  • Turn in through a YouTube or Google Drive link (instructions inside the application).

 If Selected to be a GirlsBuild Funded Team:

  • Each team will get $1,000 to design and implement a solution addressing an important challenge  identified.
  • Teams and their site coordinators must comply with project deadlines (see below).

 For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, please go to

LA Promise Fund