After-School Enrichment

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through impactful programs that empower girls to achieve personal, social, political, and economic success. Our programs respond to the critical need in Carpinteria for high-quality after-school enrichment for Pre-K-12th grade girls. As the only licensed school-age program in Carpinteria, we focus on three core essential services (healthy living, academic support & enrichment, and life skills instruction) with age-appropriate and relevant information that is interactive, inclusive, and culturally appropriate to reach our designed outcomes. Our holistic approach helps girls to value themselves, take risks, and discover/develop their inherent strengths.

Our after-school enrichment (ASE) program provides a safe and mentoring environment for girls or girl-identifying youth. We operate when school’s are closed Monday through Friday after-school to 5:30pm.

Girls Inc. takes a trauma-sensitive approach to social and emotional learning to ensure that we create spaces where girls are free to share their experiences with each other and trusted adult mentors. We provide a safe place to give and receive support and information around challenging life experiences by prioritizing mental health, implementing buffering services, and training staff. As part of our 3-stage mental health initiative, all staff have been trained in trauma-informed care and first aid mental health.

Our trained and dedicated staff are committed to helping each girl fulfill her potential.

Each girl who attends our After-School Enrichemnt (ASE) Program enjoys focused support/education in the following areas:

  • STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math): Classes held in our state-of-the-art Avantor STEM lab
  • Literacy: Hands-on engaging activies to promote reading & access to an on-campus library
  • Sports Enrichemnt: Weekly programs during ASE & additonal Sports camps offerings
  • Advocacy & Leadership: Youth participate in programming designed to understand their voice and vote

Pre-K through 5th grade: Transportation is provided to our campus from local Carpinteria Unified School District Elementary Schools.

6th through 8th grade: Monday, Wednesday, Friday- transportation provided to our campus from Carpinteria Middle School. Tuesday / Thursday program held on-campus at Carpinteria Middle School.

Teen Program

The Teen Program is designed to provide girls with the tools they need to succeed in middle school and beyond. The program lessons and workshops focus on topics such as self-esteem, communication, college readiness, career exploration, and problem-solving. Learn more.


Please visit the Forms page to view/download the forms for this program.

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