Founded in 1999, the mission of Oasis For Girls is to partner with girls and young women of color from under-resourced communities in San Francisco to help them cultivate the skills, knowledge, and confidence to discover their dreams and build strong futures.

Oasis For Girls partners with young women of color aged 14-18 from under-resourced communities in San Francisco to cultivate the skills, knowledge, and confidence to discover their dreams and build strong futures, redefining their communities in their wake. Our Springboard Series of programs empowers girls to pave paths to successful academic and career goals; understand social justice issues and advocate for change in their communities; and develop confidence, advocacy, and self-care tools for healthy growth through high school and college, the workplace, and beyond.

Oasis’ signature Springboard Series for Girls is a sequence of three programs emphasizing comprehensive girls’ development, internal awareness, and external skills in a gender-specific and culturally-relevant setting. The Series encourages girls to stretch their perspective and skills while drawing on their own diverse experiences through the creative arts, women’s rights and life skills, and career and academic exploration. Our programs provide girls with opportunities to create trusting relationships with positive, supportive adults; to develop a sense of identity and partnership with each other and the San Francisco community; and build skills and knowledge for their future dreams.