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:
BELLEVILLE AND AREA:
Charlotte Lees, Smart Start Coordinator
KINGSTON AND AREA:
Elaine Voigt, Smart Start Coordinator
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Girls Ed Program
Girls Ed provides groups for school-aged girls, youth and families throughout
Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, Hastings, and Prince Edward Counties, in Ontario.
Our programs are evidence-based and deliver experiences that help girls and young
women navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. Our programs are always free
to ensure accessibility for all girls.
Groups for girls take place in a wide variety of formats including in school during class
time, after school programs, lunch time programs, summer day camp, winter break and
March break camps. We also provide individual and family support and an annual girl
conference! You can learn more about our Girls Ed Program and the topics and support
provided for community girls in our Agency Overview.
To find out how you can host a Girls Ed group at your school or for a group of girls,
Justine Marchand, Girls Ed Program Manager