Admissions + Applications open
December 15, 2018
Spring Break Courses
Youth of Color Affinity CouRSE
March 25-28, 2019
This course provides affinity space in an outdoor setting for high school youth of color and is lead by staff of color. The group spends 4 days and 3 nights hiking and climbing in Pinnacles National park and camping at Pinnacles camp ground. Transportation and food is provided. Space is limited to 10 participants.
FIERCE AND FABULOUS course
April 1-4, 2019
This course is designed specifically for Female, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming youth who are Queer identified (LGBTQIT) in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades. This is an intentional affinity space for Queer identified youth to create a space where youth don’t have to hide or pretend to be something other than themselves, for optimal magical growth. The group spends 4 days and 3 nights kayaking and camping on Tomales Bay. Transportation and food is provided. Space is limited to 10 participants.
Note to Non-Bay Area Potential Participants
GirlVentures is a program located in the San Francisco Bay Area and our programs are primarily designed for local youth. While we welcome applications from out of the area, the following must be true in order to participate:
1. Families provide transportation to and from San Francisco or Oakland, where all courses begin and end. Courses begin between at 8:00-9:00am on the first day and end between 4:00-6:00pm on the last day.
2. At least one adult parent/guardian or emergency contact must accompany the youth on the first day, pick them up on the last day and remain available by phone in the Bay Area for the duration of the course.
To ensure that all girls have the opportunity to participate in our programs, we offer sliding scale tuition. Once a participant is accepted for a specific course, they and their family will self-select their household income range, tuition amount, and preferred payment plan. We do not require proof of income. We ask that families pay an amount within the recommended sliding scale for their income bracket, at minimum. Selected tuition may be paid in up to four monthly installments. As a non-profit, GirlVentures subsidizes the tuition of all participants.
Income * Sliding Scale
$25,000 and below $50
$25,000 - $50,000 $55 - $100
$51,000 - $75,000 $150 - $250
$76,000 - $100,000 $300 - $400
$101,000 - $125,000 $450 - $550
$126,000 - $150,000 $600 - $700
$151,000 - $175,000 $750 - $850
$176,000 - $200,000 $900 - $950
$201,000 and above $1000
*Numbers are based on 2016 HUD levels for San Francisco for a 4 person household.
Please review our Payment Policy before applying.