Empower Girls, Amplify Young Voices: International Day of the Girl

Help girls become unstoppable.

Join The Movement

Be a guest of honor at Smythe Clubhouse and lead young girls in envisioning their future. Sign up to submit your interest for the event!

Event Details

Club Alumni Sponsor
  • ASML
  • Enrst & Young
  • Warmenhoven Family Foundation
City of San Jose
  • Councilmember David
  • CohenCouncilmember Domingo
  • CandelasCouncilmember Omar
  • TorresCouncilmember Peter
  • OrtizCouncilmember Sergio Jimenez
Great Futures Sponsors
  • Gallagher
  • Peninsula Building Materials
Bar Sponsor
  • The Ford Store Morgan HIll
Club Experience Sponsors
  • Community Bank of the Bay
  • Cindy & Dan Phillips
  • Fremont Bank
  • Hoge Fenton
  • Hoover Krepelka, LLP
  • Pacific Ridge Builders
  • PwC
  • Republic Services
  • Sheryl & Dave Heacock
  • UA Local Union #393
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation

About IDG

International Day of the Girl (IDG) is a global observance dedicated to championing the rights and empowerment of girls everywhere. This event is an annual and internationally recognized observance on October 11th. Like its adult version, International Women’s Day (March 8), International Day of the Girl acknowledges the importance, power, and potential of adolescent girls.

Why Today’s Girls Need You Now

Girls are brave. Girls are bold. But today’s girls are up against challenges, unlike any generation before them.

Build Critical Skills
Build Critical Skills

Today’s girls say their conflict resolution and teamwork skills need improvement.

Boost Self-Esteem
Boost Self-Esteem

20% of girls report being electronically bullied during the past year, and nearly half did not tell an adult.

Better Their Mental Health
Better Their Mental Health

The majority of girls rate their ability to cope with challenges as medium to very low.

The Solution


By providing access to mentors and confidence-building activities, we unlock the potential in young girls and contribute to a more equitable and inclusive society.

Role Modeling

Positive role models help children learn through observation and imitation. Even as young women dream of their future, visualizing the pathway to it is difficult without someone to emulate. When they see and meet women who have achieved success in their lives, it can open up their minds to new possibilities.

Community Engagement

Community support is vital in the effort to uplift young women and girls. Investing in women, especially when they are young, creates a ripple effect, improving not only their lives but also that of their families and communities.

Experience The Club
There is no greater gift than one that prepares our young people for great futures.

The Gala brings together community and business leaders who believe in inspiring and empowering all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring adults.

Child Safety Is Job No. 1

Ensuring child safety is fundamental to the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley.

Case for Support

Youth today face more complex problems than ever.
Together, we can inspire kids to dream big.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

All kids deserve the right to be themselves, feel a sense of belonging, and have access to opportunities that support their great futures.

Special Events

You Can Make A Difference!

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