Help us open a new location in Portland!

What the new space will look like:

Work Spaces including Tech Lab and Maker Space

  • Informal and comfortable work spaces where girls can collaborate;

  • Computers for research and design;

  • Maker Space for creative minds to design freely


What programs will be offered:

Day Program

Homeschoolers can supplement traditional learning with creative activities; girls have autonomy over what topics they can explore.

Drop-in Hours (After school and Saturdays)

Girls are free to create, relax, and socialize in our girl-positive environment.

Saturday Workshops

Rotating academic, life skills, and leadership workshops.

P.E.A.K. Goals:

Purpose: Participants believe in the importance of their work.

Essential Skills and Mindsets: Experiences foster competencies that are foundations to innovation in the world (e.g., creative problem solving, critical analysis, communication, collaboration, citizenship, and character).

Agency: Participants create their learning experiences, set their goals, manage their progress, and evaluate their work.

Knowledge (Deep, retained): Participants develop real mastery of the topics they study. They can apply it, ask thoughtful questions about it, and teach others.

You Can Make a Difference

Your donation, however big or small, will help to create a space for girls ages 11-14 where they can gain confidence in themselves, learn to make informed decisions, and become the next generation of leaders and innovators. 


See the difference we make for young girls as we discuss the positive impact of female leadership on KGW Channel 8 news.

Goal 1: $3,600

Secure new space

wish list:

Retail storefront with open floor plan


Garden space 

Projected deadline 1/2021

Goal 2: $8,000

Furnishings and renovations

wish list:

Casual and comfortable work spaces

Computers and Tech Lab

Art supplies and Maker Space

Outdoor heaters and tables

Projected deadline 3/2021

Goal 3: $1,200

Advertising and Grand Opening

Projected deadline 4/2021

What a year 2020 has been!

Thank you to everyone who has supported us during this difficult time.

Spring workshops had 82 registrations

Summer workshops had 81 registrations

Fall workshops had 49 registrations

Learning pods had 27 registrations

Contact Us

Girls Count is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Federal Tax ID #84-3078754

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