Adolescence is a critical time period for developing healthy habits, especially for girls. Despite an overwhelming amount of research highlighting the importance of physical activity, there is a significant decline in activity level for adolescent girls. With the support of Cairo American College (CAC), Girls Get Strong (GGS) was founded in 2016 to empower girls in health, fitness, and athletics. As we embark on the fifth year, Girls Get Strong has grown into an event that strives to empower girls in all aspects of their lives through connections with positive and inspiring community role models. 

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The staple of Girls Get Strong is an annual health and fitness conference that draws upon the abundant resources in our community to inspire girls to be socially, emotionally, and physically healthy. Experts in health, fitness, and athletics engage students ages 10-18 in workshops and fitness activities. Last year’s conference was attended by students from more than 11 different Egyptian International Schools. As we continue to grow and expand, we look forward to forming new partnerships in our community and welcoming more school communities to join us for a fun and inspiring day of empowerment.

My favorite part of Girls Get Strong is getting to work out with my friends because it pushes me to do better.

Student, 2016

Girls Get Strong is a collaborative, educational, and hands-on organization that unites school and community members. It is designed to support the development of girls’ physical, emotional, and social well-being.  Through this organization, Girls Get Strong strives to increase collaboration between community members, parents, students, and teachers to empower girls.

Rebecca Riddle – Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.