Ayuda Foundation - Island Girl Power

Ayuda Foundation - Island Girl Power

To Empower, Encourage and Inspire!

Phone: 1-671-688-4752
Fax: 1-671-473-3004
Email: islandgirlpower671@gmail.com
Website: https://www.islandgirlpower.com/index.html
Types of Services Offered: Information & Referral, Sexual Assault Services, Education & Training, Substance Abuse Services, Volunteer Services, Support Services, Public Assistance Services
Category: Non-Profit

Island Girl Power is…
A local Prevention Program focusing on offering positive activities & role models for young girls and their families.

Island Girl Power was originally founded in the Spring of 2002 by Ayuda Foundation (a 501C-3 Non-Profit Organization) including Carlotta Leon Guerrero, Shannon Murphy, Mike Cruz, Cindy Hansen, and Ayuda Board Members. The Guam Program was partially modeled after a U.S. National Initiative that began in 1998 and ended in 2003. IGP continued on with the local program to work on addressing our increasingly high rates of Teen Pregnancy, Suicide, Substance and Sexual abuse rates. IGP is not a Government program and is funded by Cooperative Mini Grants from Public Health (Rape Prevention), Corporate Sponsors (DFS, Community First Credit Union, Etc.), Foundation Grants (Pacificare), Donations and Fundraising Projects (rummage sales and car washes).

IGP Members consist of young ladies ages 7-14, from all socio-economic backgrounds and ethnicities. Registration is free. Classes and workshops may be free to low cost with scholarships and discounts available.
Pending our renovation efforts in 2013 we hope to have better accessibility for all of the individuals we serve.

Our mission is to decrease the occurrence of teen pregnancy, suicide, substance and sexual abuse. Empowering our young ladies to make healthy lifestyle choices, Encouraging Positive self esteem with Mentors and Role Models, while Inspiring Cultural and Community Pride.

Our vision is to create an environment where girls ages 7 to 14 can feel safe and confident in their ability to make healthy lifestyle choices, and create positive change in her life and others. We want girls to know just how special they are here at Island Girl Power! We also emphasize the importance of Positive Role Models and Volunteering in our community.

IGP’s Community Messages
‘Girl Power’ means…
The Power for females to choose a future with goals and dreams to achieve.
The Power to be confident, accepting of one’s self and other’s uniqueness.
The Power to seek happiness and enjoy adventure in life.
Take a stand against Tobacco and Alcohol Company Support and Sponsorship of Youth Programs and Family Events.
Speak Out against The Exploitation of Women and Girls through inappropriate media promotion and exposure of youth to sexual images in advertising.

We know that we can’t change the island overnight.

Girl Power & Island Girl Power
Girl Power! Was a national public education campaign from 1998-2003 sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with leadership from the Office of the Secretary, the Office on Women’s Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. The Girl Power! Campaign combines the latest knowledge about girls’ lives with messages and materials designed to be appealing to girls themselves.

Island Girl Power! ! Is a prevention program of The Ayuda Foundation. Supported locally by Guam Department of Public Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse, Rotaract Club of the Marianas, VARO, GOMH, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Guam, Simon Sanchez ProStart, Payless Foundation, AOSC, Soroptimist International of the Marianas, Soroptimist International of Guam, UOG Soroptimist SIGMA Society, UOG Internship and Guam Community College’s Service Learning Programs.

**Updated as of 9/4/2020**

Our basic Girl’s Clubhouse program is to provide self-esteem building, horizon expanding and educational activities to young girls at low to no cost, in an environment that is neutral and unthreatening to parents and children.


  • Suicide / Depression
  • Teen Health/ Pregnancy
  • Substance Abuse
  • Dating Violence / Sexual Assault
  • Career Presentations
  • Mentoring
  • Skill Building
  • Self Defense
  • Community Pride
  • Environmental Projects
  • Teaching Advocacy

​Other Services Include

  • Thrift Store
  • Family Enrichment Center
  • Community Garden
  • Kaiser Parks Projects
Futhers Details about other programs in IGP are:
  • Self-Defense Classes are for young ladies 7-14 years old. Session runs 8weeks long, twice a week. We conduct 3-4 sessions per year.
  • Environmental Education is taught through clean-up projects, presentations, mural and bus stop paintings, composting, planting and recycling projects.
  • Cultural Diversity Awareness is enhanced by bringing in guest speakers and showcasing different culture’s customs and traditions.
  • Career Development is promoted by our connection with UOG and GCC Intern and Service Learning Students. Individuals with high moral standing and varied career, athletic and company fields are invited to speak about their field of expertise.
  • Community Service is very important to us because most of our high school volunteers come to us seeking to fill hours required by their schools. This provides us with Positive Peer Role Models to promote civic awareness to our young members. We also conduct our own Community Events once a month for our members and volunteers to participate in together.
We are looking forward to more activities dealing with the Performing Arts in the near future.

**Updated as of 9/4/2020**

Juanita Blaz


IGP Girl’s Clubhouse Dededo


IGP Family Enrichment Center


359 Ysengsong Rd., Dededo, GUAM, GUAM

#181 E. Marine Corps Dr. Suite 207, Hagatna , GUAM, GUAM



Government of Guam Local Holidays

Call or email to verify current schedules

other contact information

  • IGP Girl’s Clubhouse Malesso 671-969-5946
  • Kurason Ysengsong Thrift Store 671-989-1604

Government of Guam Local Holidays

Children, Teens, Adults

Empowerment, Female, Advocacy, Prevention, Awareness, Outreach, Youth Empowerment

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