Training Institute

The Hardy Girls Training Institute offers workshops for both youth and adults designed to develop curiosity, critical thinking, coalition-building, and consciousness needed to challenge the status quo.

Our workshop curriculum is research-driven, informed by best practices and emerging data in girls development, positive youth development, and youth voice. We believe that girls and nonbinary youth thrive when they are taken seriously and have access to affirming, supportive spaces; our workshops offer these spaces for youth and help adults build them.


Providing your group with a workshop experience that is meaningful and relevant to participants is our priority. Our workshops are not “one size fits all,” and we’ll work with you to design a training that fits your needs.

When possible, we break the workshops into multiple sessions, each about a week apart, which allows for shorter, more poignant experiences, as well as time for reflection in between sessions.

If you are interested in learning more about the Training Institute, email If you are ready to start the scheduling process, fill out this form to get started! A Hardy Girls staff member will be in touch soon after to discuss your needs, scheduling, and pricing. You may also download a pdf of the Training Institute Overview flyer here.


Information about our workshop offerings for the 2024-25 academic year will be available later this summer.

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