Boys and girls have different needs as they are growing up. They have different ways of thinking, maturing, and learning. Girls and boys often share and pray more openly when they are in a single gender group.
We realize this, so GFS allows girls to be in a situation where they are center stage, where they can express themselves more freely and more frequently, and where they can gain confidence so when they go out into the world as adults they will be strong women, strong leaders and strong Christians.
A single gender group for girls is an asset to their development and in no way reflects any bias against a girl’s ability to participate in every and any kind of activity.
Benefits of GFS
- GFS helps parents be pro-active in providing spiritual development opportunities for their daughters in an increasingly secular world
- The service work of GFS gives girls a special role within their parish
- GFS leadership activities empower girls and help them develop confidence
- The badge program teaches girls about the Bible, Christian values and church history
- GFS ministry provides an opportunity for girls to have more time and fun with their church friends
- Diocesan GFS events such as Rally Day, Not So Quiet Day, summer pool parties, and camp allow members to meet girls from other parishes within the diocese
- Girls are able to attend national and world GFS events, meet girls from other states and countries, and apply for delegate positions
- High school seniors can list GFS activities on their college applications and apply for GFS scholarships