The Girls in Politics Initiative (“GIP”) was founded in 2011 by Kimberly Mitchem-Rasmussen. GIP is a private company that offers civic education courses for girls ages 6 to 17. GIP hosts more than 100 courses annually in 38 cities in the United States and 13 cities outside the United States. GIP hosts private events in the United States. To request a private event, email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the registration fee refundable?
The registration fee is non-refundable unless the GIP cancels a session. If a participant is unable to attend a session a credit will be placed on file that may be used at any time for a future session. The credit does not expire.
Is lunch provided?
Lunch is provided as are snacks. Snacks include fresh apples, bananas and granola bars. Water will be served with lunch and available throughout the day. No sodas or juice will be served. Breakfast is not served.
Are accommodations made for allergies or dietary restrictions?
A vegetarian lunch option is available. For participants with restrictive diets or picky palates we recommend bringing a lunch. No nuts are allowed in the meeting room. Participants with other dietary restrictions or allergies should bring lunch and snacks if necessary.
What is the dress code?
Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Each participant will receive a GIP logo t-shirt that may be worn during the session. We carry sizes youth medium through adult medium.
Where is the session hosted?
Marriott International Corporation is our preferred vendor for meeting space. We host meetings at Marriott brand properties in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
Do parents attend?
The sessions are drop-off sessions and parents/chaperones may to wait in hotel lobby or any of the lounge areas of the hotel.
Is this a partisan program or supported by a political party?
No, the Girls in Politics Initiative is a private company that is self-funded through the fees generated from hosting sessions.
Is financial aid available?
Financial aid is available on a first come, first serve basis. Email email@example.com to request financial aid.
Who are the instructors?
Our Lead Instructors are women that currently or have previously worked in government or electoral politics. Our support staffers are current or former licensed teachers. Our instructors and support staff have undergone criminal background checks and have WWC cards in Australia.
GIP in the Media
Watch the Girls in Politics Initiative™ on Now This News https://nowthisnews.com/videos/her/camp-congress-encourages-young-girls-to-run-for-office