Youth Development Tools

Helping Girls Speak Out and Be Heard

Girls are often invisible and seldom heard, especially in public settings. These tools are intended to elicit girls’ voices so they can shape social change but also the programs in which they participate.

Girls Govern Video Story Toolkit

GlobalGirl Media

GlobalGirl Media’s #GirlsGovern webpage offers tips, practical resources, research and videos to create positive change in girls’ lives and communities, including step-by-step instructions to create a video story. It is a practical guide for teaching the craft of video to girls, offering engaging ways to help girls implement videos for social change, experience video production in the field, and let their voices be heard.

Girls’ voices, girls’ priorities: Participatory, innovative tools for capturing girls’ realities and understanding changes in their lives

EMpower - The Emerging Markets foundation (with Andrea Lynch, consultant), 2012

This toolkit brings together user-friendly information and practical, participatory approaches that enable adolescent girl participants in youth-serving organizations to document changes in their lives, and to provide input to shape programs. It contains eight innovative, participatory tools that program staff and girl participants can use to improve the quality of the programs, deepen insight into girls’ realities, and capture and share changes in girls’ lives. *Tools only available in English.