What might our world look like if every girl and gender-expansive youth stormed the aisles of the hardware store and went forth to build the world she wanted to see? How might our conversations in boardrooms, labs, and state buildings go if every woman had experienced her own power through the spark of a welding torch or the buzz of a chainsaw? How might young women cast their first votes if they were certain of their own ability to edit, shape, and improve the world?
Girls Garage uses the act of design and building—specifically carpentry, welding, architecture, engineering, and activist art—to expand our students’ sense of power and agency. In addition to serving and empowering our local community, we are changing the demographic makeup of the industries that create and author the physical world. Our work is rooted in bravery and collective power, and we challenge the expectations of what girls and gender-expansive youth can and should do. Together, we are building a more beautiful, inclusive, equitable future.