Smart Start Youth Employment Program
Smart Start is a life changing program that helps young women set and achieve education and employment goals and work towards financial self-sufficiency. Smart Start participants are paid a training allowance, earn wages, and receive dependent care, transportation and other supports to enable them to focus on their future.

If you are a young woman living in Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, Hastings or Prince Edward County, are between 15 and 30, and are not currently working or in school, we encourage you to click here to complete the application form.

Employers interested in hosting a Girls Inc. participant in their workplace can find out more by contacting:

Hanna Kitchingman, Senior Smart Start Coordinator
Office: (613) 542-9202 Cell: (613) 532-2380
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are not currently delivering in-person group programs for girls. As school activities resume, we will look towards the continuation of our popular in-school, lunch time and after school programs. We continue to deliver our Smart Start Youth Employment Program and we are also delivering individual and web-based group support for community girls.

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Our staff team has put together some great web-based summer activities for girls, and we continue to accept Smart Start Youth Employment applications on an ongoing basis. See below for details.
Girls Inc. Limestone welcomes all girls regardless of their assigned sex at birth. This includes those who are exploring their gender identity or expression during their time at Girls Inc. For more information, please see our Human Resources Policy Statement and the Girls Inc. National Position Statement on Gender Identity.