Girls Go Extreme (GGX)

Girls Go Extreme provides a broad range of activity based, personal development programs for young women that offer unique self-growth opportunities and education.

Girls Go Extreme is usually delivered in a school setting, but also may include activities and opportunities outside of school.

Access to the program is limited and is usually via referral through schools and welfare education-based services.

Girls Go Extreme includes:

School programs

This 10-week program offers personal development sessions in schools.

These programs address life issues including body image, relationships, safe partying and sex education, with alternate weeks of high challenge activities such as surfing, rock climbing and high ropes.

At the end of the program girls and their families may be offered ongoing support or linked into other services around Geelong.

High challenge holiday programs

Girls Go Extreme provides the opportunity for young women, to set themselves challenges and reach goals through holiday activities.

These include horse-riding, heights challenges, rock climbing, skating, Laser Strike team building, Luna park and surfing.

Adventure camps

Girls Go extreme provides camps that can include bushwalking, rock climbing, skiing and other physical activities, as well as learning self discipline, communication skills, and teamwork.

Feedback sessions and spontaneous group interactions also create an environment for personal growth for young people.

East Timor Project

The Girls Go Extreme program has taken three groups of young people to Viqueque in East Timor, in 2008, 2011 and 2012.

The young people have raised funds to travel and whilst there, have supported a range of community projects including basic maintenance on buildings, teaching English, assisting in kindergartens and visiting remote schools to deliver music, sport and art classes.

They also donated music, sports and arts equipment to schools in East Timor.

Need to know more...

Girls Go Extreme is a City of Greater Geelong Council funded program.

If you are interested in Youthlinx please call the Girls Go Extreme Project Worker on 03 5272 5272.

Page last updated: Wednesday, 14 June 2017