The StrongHER TogetHER family is growing every day! And we offer many ways for students, families, community leaders, professionals, corporations, non-profits, and more to join in!
StrongHER TogetHER is always on the lookout for group leaders to plan, organize, and participate in activities with their group. Typically each group is led by two leaders and the groups meet every 4-6 weeks on a weekend.
All group leaders are required to complete a background check, complete a 2-hour online Stewards of Light training program, and review/sign a Child Safety Policy.
The Durham Book Club (DBC) allows StrongHER TogetHER to connect students throughout the community for a season of reading fun! DBC volunteers and school staff assist the student-led book selection committee, process bulk orders, distribute books, manage discussion sessions and communicate with participating students and authors.
There are countless incredible women in our community and the StrongHER TogetHER girls have been fortunate to meet quite a few of them. If you are a woman in our community with a story, a skill, an encouragement or some words of wisdom you’d be interested in sharing with the girls, please get in touch! We love hearing and learning from everyone! You inspire us!
If you would be excited to assist with Change Makers Camp and/or StrongHER TogetHER summer camp as a counselor or junior counselor, let’s talk more! Change Makers is a leadership development camp for students of all genders in grades 5-8. StrongHER TogetHER also offers a one-week camp each summer for the girls in our program. Camp is always an extraordinary time to pause, learn and grow! Come join the fun in support of Durham kids!
The Youth Representatives Team provides yet another layer of mentoring for StrongHER TogetHER. This team is comprised of high school juniors and seniors. Like the StrongHER TogetHER girls, this team comes to us from many parts of the community.
So not only are these young people mentoring the StrongHER TogetHER girls, and participating on our board, but they’re also making new friends who they would maybe never meet otherwise.
If you’re interested in being a part of the Youth Representative team, contact us and we will email you an application OR ask your school counselor to get in touch as we always love to tell them about our program as well!
Our board members meet quarterly and typically participate on a committee of their choice. Currently, we are in need of members with a background in fundraising, governance, finance, marketing and more.
Board advisors typically meet once a year and may be consulted occasionally between annual meetings.
StrongHER TogetHER girls enter our program as rising fifth-graders. They are nominated every spring by area elementary school counselors. Nominations are not based on academics or extracurricular efforts, but rather a family’s openness and excitement about our mission and about their child meeting new people and going new places.
We also look for nominees who will likely be an ambassador for our program within their schools, sharing our mission and applying what they learn. We provide transportation for families that require it and we do not seek any funding from our families.
If you are interested in our program, please see your school counselor. If they are unfamiliar with StrongHER TogetHER, please ask them to be in touch with us directly. Also please be aware we are growing with each passing year and we have waiting lists for each of our groups. Bear with us as we accommodate as many girls as our resources allow.
NOTE: SPRING NOMINATIONS TAKE PLACE EVERY MARCH-MAY!
StrongHER TogetHER families are the best! Which is why we think it’s so important for them to be a big part of making our program the best it can be. The Family Advisory Team assists us in planning activities and brainstorming about things we can do to connect more in the community and help our mission makes its way into the hearts of the girls.
If you are part of the family of a StrongHER TogetHER girl and you would be interested in being on the Family Advisory Team, please contact one of your StrongHER TogetHER girl’s group leaders for more details. We would LOVE To have you!