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    GIRLS RURAL is a volunteer organization created to empower girls, ages 13-18, growing up in small rural communities culturally, socially, economically and politically through exciting research driven programming, sound mentoring, community outreach and activism.


    It is our aim to raise awareness and consciousness of the issues affecting girls living in these areas and bring this awareness to the larger community through leadership and community advocacy.



    A woman is full circle.  

    Within her is the power to create, nurture and  transform.

    Diane Mariechild


    Our programs directly reflect the ideas and aspirations from girls, parents, teachers and counselors to specifically deliver the instruction and guidance that girls might not receive in school or at home. Taught by passionate facilitators, our gender -specific programs serve the entire girl community as a valuable resource for all girls related issues.

    Girls who participate in g-RU programs:



    ​Membership is currently open to girls ages 13-18 of all races, religious and ethnic backgrounds who currently reside in rural Copiah, Claiborne and Jefferson counties.  For more information about membership, please click here.



    Volunteers are needed throughout the year on a variety of programs and projects. We are currently seeking volunteers with a wide range of backgrounds and skills, and we offer short-term and ongoing positions for volunteers to work, learn and grow alongside Girls Rural members and staff. For more information on current volunteer needs, please click here.

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