History and Vision

Since its inception in 1996, Mainely Girls has...


In 1992, the atmosphere in the Camden-Rockport area was the perfect place to nurture activism. Nationally, dismaying research on the status of girls in America was being released, while locally a group of middle and high school teachers were examining the culture that existed for girls in their schools and community. These women began a community grassroots project to address girls' choices around healthy relationships, body image, and educational and career aspirations: an annual conference for Camden area girls and young women. From this strong foundation, Mainely Girls was formed in 1996 to focus on girls' needs statewide and to promote women's leadership of behalf of girls throughout rural Maine.

Past Programs