About SURGE!

Surge YWCA

SURGE!™ is a leadership program for High School girls. It has been developed by Fusion Life & Leadership, LLC. The curriculum has been adapted from a proven adult executive leadership curriculum. It is designed to help girls understand their own ability to control their future through their strengths, positive thinking, goal-setting and planning.

Throughout this 13 week program, the girls participate in journaling, discussions and experiential activities that focus on leadership, clear communication, cooperation and vision. 



Inspiring girls to Show Up. Step Up. Stand Out!

The SURGE Leadership Program is an intensive leadership development program designed to help teenage girls unlock their inner-awesomeness. Participants leave our program ready to be business owners, professionals, or whatever they want to become. Girls discover that they have all the power within that they need to achieve whatever it is that they desire in life/career.

So what does SURGE do?

SURGE consists of 13 sessions that are offered in one hour increments during the school day onsite at four area schools. SURGE curriculum topics include: Self-Awareness, Personal Power & Individuality, Leadership, Community Service, Goal Setting, Stress Management, Core Values & Personal Vision, Compassion, Judgment & Acceptance, Resilience & Problem Solving, Gratitude & Possibilities, Increasing Potential and Review & Program Input. These topics are critical to academic and career success.

SURGE Impact

Post SURGE Survey Results

SURGE is fun! - 100% answered YES!
SURGE is helping me feel better about myself - 79% answered YES
SURGE is helping me feel better about others - 92% answered YES
SURGE is helping me think about my community - 96% answered YES
SURGE is helping me think about my future - 100% answered YES

What girls are saying about SURGE!

"It helps me be myself and be more confident."
"We get to do stuff that helps other people."
"I like it that we all care about the community and are trying to give back."
"This has impacted my whole family. [I talk about it at home] and it has changed my family."

Contact Us

Please contact YWCA with program questions or for opportunities to get involved!

YWCA Mankato ♦ 127 S 2nd St, Suite 200 ♦ Mankato, MN 56001 ♦ 507-345-4629

Thank you to our Program Supporters
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