The Girls in Politics Initiative (“GIP”) was founded in 2011. GIP is a private company that offers civic education classes for girls ages 6 to 17. GIP hosts more than 100 classes annually in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. GIP hosts private events in the United States. To request a private event, email for a quote.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the registration fee refundable?
The registration fee is non-refundable unless the GIP cancels a class. If a participant is unable to attend a class a credit will be placed on file with GIP that may be used at any time for a future class. The credit may be used one-time class transfer and the credit does not expire.
Do students bring lunch?
Yes, students will bring lunch. Apples, bananas, oranges and granola bars will be available throughout the day. There will also be a water station in the meeting room. Students are encouraged to bring a spill proof water bottle. Due to the increasing number of students with allergies we ask that no student bring nuts or nut-based foods to class. Breakfast is not served.
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 class 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 classes are drop-off classes 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.
For media inquiries contact our President, Kimberly Mitchem-Rasmussen via email at firstname.lastname@example.org