My name is Kristi Heicke, and I'm the founder of Girlfriends in Long Beach, California. Whether you're a young girl between the ages of 11 and 15 or a parent searching for wholesome resources you can trust and your daughter can rely on,you've come to the right place. You see, I started Girlfriends five years ago when I realized the importance of positive role models and mentors in a young girl's life. I have two daughters of my own and knew early on that I wanted to give them every opportunity to grow and mature into happy, healthy, ambitious adults.
And that's what Girlfriends is all about.
We gather together once a week to talk about what's going on in our lives, problems we run into, and work through positive solutions. Sometimes we go on field trips or dive into creative activities as we learn about community service, how to handle money, how to stay safe, how to set and achieve important goals, or how to love and accept ourselves. Whatever we do, we do have a great time laughing, talking, and getting to know one another. The bottom line is that we are gaining essential life skills while forming lifelong relationships.