News and Events

October 31st, 2016

YWIL Learns Leadership with Horses

Whitney Thomas

On Saturday, October 22 Young Women in Leadership (YWIL) girls took a field trip to Agape Therapeutic The goal of the Agape program is to help girls develop and utilize skills related to teamwork, leadership, confidence, and communication. They learned about the importance of communication and how they can apply their communication skills to leadership […]

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October 31st, 2016

Featured Volunteers: Jessica Cannon and Tyffani Collins

Nakisha Jones

Programs facilitated: Jessica: Work It Out, Redefining Beauty, Dollars and Sense Tyffani: Work It Out, Dollars and Sense 1) How did you learn about Girls Inc.? Jessica: I learned about Girls Inc. through my employer, Geico. Tyffani: Jessica and I were looking at opportunities through the United Way and saw Girls Inc. 2) Why did […]

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October 31st, 2016

Girls Inc. Day 2016

Jessica Morris

Have you ever wanted to play the piano using bananas as your keys? The girls who attended Girls Inc. Day at IUPUI on Saturday, October 8 now know how to do just that! As one of 4 activities that the girls had a chance to participate in for GI Day, IUPUI students taught our girls […]

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October 31st, 2016

Featured Supporter: ECMC Foundation

Whitney Thomas

Girls tend to feel less confident than boys about managing money. Socially, girls are often taught that their role is to be the caregiver and nurturer while boys are taught that they are to be financial providers. In turn, when girls grow up and earn wages, they are less likely than their male counterparts to […]

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October 19th, 2016

I Wish My School Had Girls Inc.

Whitney Thomas

I recently started a project, a photo collage for the last 15 years of Girls Inc. As I looked through the photos of girls from 2001, I realized that I could have been one of those girls. The girls reminded me of my 2001, 13-year-old self. I had high hopes and was ready to take […]

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October 12th, 2016

Renewing My Commitment to Serving Girls

Whitney Thomas

Last year at the Annual Meeting, I was just getting my feet under me. I was new to Girls Inc., and while I knew Girls Inc. had a profound impact on girls in my community, the Annual Meeting allowed me a glimpse into just how much. This year, as we neared the Annual Meeting, I […]

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October 4th, 2016

Featured Supporter: Hoover Family Foundation

Whitney Thomas

Thanks to the generosity of the Hoover Family Foundation, Greater Indianapolis girls will develop leadership schools and participate in career exploration. Hoover Family Foundation’s $5,000 will help Girls Inc. support our Young Women in Leadership (YWIL) program and our summer camp partners who help girls explore the opportunities available to them! Leadership is not a […]

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October 4th, 2016

National Bullying Prevention Month

Whitney Thomas

Every year in October, we observe National Bullying Prevention Month, a cause close to our hearts at Girls Inc. We are familiar with this issue, because we see the effects of bullying every month with the girls we serve. We know girls are being bullied in school. We know this harms girls physically and mentally, […]

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October 4th, 2016

Celebrating International Day of the Girl

Whitney Thomas

Each year, on October 11, we celebrate International Day of the Girl, established to promote the rights and opportunities of girls and highlight the challenges girls around the world continue to face. Being a girl is hard work! And for one day, the International Day of the Girl, our world recognizes this hard work. While […]

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October 4th, 2016

Join Girlfriends for Girls Inc.!

Girls Inc.

It’s that time of year again to grab your girlfriends, and join in on our annual Girlfriends for Girls Inc. campaign.  Share your passion for Girls Inc. and help us inspire more girls in Greater Indianapolis by encouraging your friends and family to volunteer. The campaign will run from October 3rd – October 14th. Here […]

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