What is a chapter? Is there a chapter near me?
Chapters are a place where girls can love, express, and be 100% their beautyFULL selves. It’s a brave space where girls collaborate instead of compete and have meaningful conversations that shift girl culture for the better! Chapters run like student clubs with girls ages 14-22 who meet regularly on their campus – but, trust, it’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. 💯💥 Girl, this community is life-changing! Go here to see if there’s a chapter near you or to start a new chapter on your campus!
What does being a chapter leader entail? How do I start?
Becoming a chapter leader is a commitment – but it is so worth it! We ask our leaders to be able to hold meetings at least twice a month, practice strong communication skills, and facilitate discussions about topics pertaining to girls and our experiences. We provide you with leadership training, conversation kits, activities, ongoing events, and more! This community is about celebrating, supporting, and loving each other – and learning how to do all those things for ourselves. It’s a totally beautiful and powerful experience, and if you are on board you can apply HERE!
Who is welcome at chapter meetings?
Local chapter meetings are a place where all girls are seen, are heard, and belong. It should go without saying, but we’ll say it with pride: trans girls ARE girls and are needed and valued members of our communities, along with non-binary and agender persons. Local chapters are brave spaces for girls of all races, religions, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, beliefs and more to come together, get real, and support each other in becoming their true-est selves!
What happens after I start my chapter?
Once you launch your chapter, you will be instantly connected to the amazing community we have at IATG! The million + girls online, 250+ chapter leaders, thousands of girls who are in chapters across the world, and the IATG team are all here for Y-O-U! Our community is constantly supporting each other through our online platforms and social media channels. While you will be leading the chapter at your school, you will not be alone in this beautyFULL journey of shifting girl culture!
I’m over 22, how can I get involved?
Donations are so appreciated – every little bit helps! Please join us as a sponsor and start changing girl culture today! Is there a girl 14-22 years old in your life who can start a chapter? Reach out to her, encourage her to apply, and become a mentor for the leader! We are working on creating more opportunities to get involved. Make sure you Take The Pledge and sign up to receive more information about us!
Is my donation to I AM THAT GIRL tax deductible?
Yes. I AM THAT GIRL is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.
How does my donation help girls?
Local Chapters are safe spaces created by and for girls all over the world to have real conversations about things that matter – covering everything from leadership to body confidence, bullying to community improvement and charity. Your donation allows us to provide all of this programming for free, because we believe that every girl deserves access to this life-changing experience, regardless of her economic situation.
I don’t feel as “me” today as i want to. How can I turn this around – like NOW!?
You’re a busy girl in this crazy busy world. It’s all too easy to let self-care slip off the grid. Here’s the good news: self-love is all about self-care. So what do you need, right now? Take three minutes to check in with yourself. Ask yourself: What am I feeling? What feels off? What would help me re-center? Now: listen to yourself like you would listen to your best friend, and then go do the things you need to do in order to take care of your soul. Should you go for a walk? Spend some time in silence? Call a friend to process life? Write a love-letter to yourself (then read it out loud in the mirror!!)? You can start to change your world from the inside. You do you, girl. If you need help right now or you are in crisis, we have a list of resources you can reach out to and get help right away. Asking for help is brave and you deserve it!
I’m feeling surrounded by negative thoughts – what can I do?
“Uggh.” “Gross.” “My face is the worst.” Sound familiar? For too long we’ve looked in the mirror with loathing. It’s time to take back your power and show yourself some mirror love! It’s simple: Look in the mirror and compliment yourself out loud for 3-5 minutes – no take backs! Once you’ve done that, find a picture of yourself as a little girl. Isn’t that little sweetie worthy of all your love and affection? That’s you! Show up for that little girl inside you and treat her the way she deserves to be treated. If you need help right away, our Crisis Text Line is here for you. Just text GIRL to 741-741 to be immediately connected to a trained crisis counselor. It’s free, confidential, and available 24/7.