Who Are We?

#StrongGirls is a co-curricular leadership development initiative started by the Keitt Institute, a non-profit organization committed to helping people develop socially and emotionally. This eight hour training program helps teens develop self-awareness, self-management skills, relationship skills, social awareness, and responsible decision making skills.

How to Become a #StrongGirl

Step 1: Complete the #StrongGirls Questionnaire.
This helps us get to know a bit about you.

Step 2: Complete the #StrongGirls SEQ Pre-Assessment. 
This assessment DOES NOT impact acceptance into the program. It’s useful information you’ll use on your #StrongGirls journey.

Step 3: Submit the Participation Permission form. 
Have your parent or guardian complete and submit the permission form.

Step 4: Complete your Character Strengths assessment.
After completing steps 1 – 3, click the link below to take your VIA Character Strengths assessment. Once you’ve gotten your results, return here to submit your proof of completion.

Step 5: Check your email for your application decision. 
#StrongGirls Acceptance Day is December 15. Check your email to see if you’ve been selected for the current cohort, and get ready to start your #StrongGirls journey!

Training the next generation of socially and emotionally intelligent leaders.

We have had 488 students graduate our #StrongGirls program to date.

By the end of our program students increase their self-awareness, responsible decision making, goal-setting, and relationship building skills.


Increase in graduates’ ability to explain how their emotions develop.


Increase in graduates’ ability to understand their personality.


Increase in graduates’ ability to create strategies that help them better relate to other people


Increase in graduates’ ability to evaluate the impact of their thoughts on the emotions they feel.

Your Support Is Needed

Investing in women and girls has the biggest return.

According to the World Bank, “the biggest returns will come from educating and nurturing girls, empowering women, and ensuring that social safety nets increase their resilience.”