About Us

Hope by Twelve is a non-profit organization established to empower adolescent girls in situations of poverty. When girls are given the chance to invest in their community, a ripple effect happens that travels throughout that community and from one generation to the next. We exist to help girls unlock and see their full potential and to be a force of change in the world.

Girls Helping Girls

Our GirlPods are the backbone of Hope by Twelve. A GirlPod is made up of a group of like-minded girls who decide that they can band together and make a difference for girls living in poverty.


Girls are the Same Everywhere by Hope By Twelve on Vimeo.
This video shows an example of a relationship built through a GirlPod.

Why the name?

When a girl who lives in poverty turns twelve her life is in the hands of others. We HOPE to reach that girl BY the age of TWELVE and give her a healthy future.

The unexpected solution to changing the world is: a girl.