Our Model


Workforce Training

Girl Security’s training program combines employability skills with transferrable national security competences and key subject matter expertise designed to prepare participants for a rapidly changing workforce environment. Designed and led by national security practitioners and scaffolded for late adolescence (ages 16-20), Girl Security’s training program builds participants’ self-confidence and self-efficacy to advance across security pathways.  This program provides mentoring, a standard of living stipend, and professional advancement support for participating fellows.  In addition, Girl Security’s model is identity-centered, which places value on the individual personal security experiences of every participant. With an emphasis on national security futures, fellows explore the future of global conflict, governance, alliances, and much more. 

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Phased E-Mentoring

Girl Security’s unique phased mentoring program offers interested mentees ages 14+ with a 3-month or 6-month mentorship experience, connecting them with a mentor one-to-two steps ahead of them in their advancement. Our mentoring network is designed to provide individual professional development and skill-building support to mentees. 



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Pathway Advancement

Through professional development events and supportive services, Girl Security works with partners across sectors to create more onramps into national security for underrepresented communities. 

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