News and Events

August 30th, 2013

Generous Grants Make Summer Camp Possible

Girls Inc.

The opportunity for girls to explore, dare, and imagine at summer camp would not have been possible without help from our generous summer camp funders. We are grateful for a $10,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. and $2,000 from The Indianapolis Foundation, both through the Summer Youth Program Fund (SYPF)—funding that allowed the girls to go […]

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August 30th, 2013

Building Bridges with Eli Lilly

Girls Inc.

If you visited Girls Inc. Summer Camp during “SMART” week, you might have happened upon a roomful of colorful, hodge-podge structures surrounded by teams of girls, all working together to make their own unique visions come to life.  And then, lots of rolling tennis balls. Thanks to volunteers from the Eli Lilly Women’s Network Group, […]

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August 30th, 2013

Girls Explore Possibilities at Summer Camp

Girls Inc.

The 2013 Girls Inc. Summer Day Camp was a whirlwind month for 80 girls, who learned how to invent their own futures through a fun-filled schedule of activities designed to build their knowledge about the world and their confidence in themselves and their abilities. The girls started the month off with the STRONG-themed week of […]

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August 26th, 2013

Women’s Equality Day and Girls’ Rights

Girls Inc.

Women’s Equality Day, August 26th, celebrates the certification of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which gave women the right to vote, and the 1970 Women’s Strike for Equality, which increased public awareness of the modern struggles of gender inequality. As women continue to work toward equal treatment and opportunity today, it is critical that we […]

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August 13th, 2013

Meet Hana Baker, Girls Inc. volunteer

Girls Inc.

Hana Baker Multi-Program Facilitator Hana Baker’s commitment to inspiring girls is undeniable.  Despite balancing a busy work schedule and family obligations, Hana is one of the first to sign up to volunteer each program cycle—she’s about to lead her seventh six-week program of the past two years! Her own experiences and her passion for the […]

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August 6th, 2013

Girls are better at shopping than math: Why messages matter

Girls Inc.

Since yesterday, The Children’s Place clothing company has taken heat for selling a girls t-shirt that checks off  “my best subjects” as shopping, music, and dancing–leaving “math” unchecked as the punchline. “Well, nobody’s perfect,” the shirt reads. In response, The Children’s Place announced on its Facebook page Monday that it was pulling the t-shirt. A […]

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