News and Events

January 27th, 2017

Featured Supporter: Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Inc.

Whitney Thomas

According to the “Having it All: Girls & Financial Literacy” report from Girl Scout Research Institute, only half of girls feel confident making financial decisions, but only twelve percent consider themselves very confident. However, nine in ten girls believe it is important for them to learn how to manage money and eighty-seven percent believe setting […]

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January 26th, 2017

Meet Candice Lofton, Program Support Coordinator

Whitney Thomas

What will be your role at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis? As Program Support Coordinator, I will support our amazing volunteers and staff that facilitate programs within the community. I will also create, develop, and maintain working relationships with our community partners who support the Girls Inc. mission and work with us to bring this […]

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January 26th, 2017

Featured Volunteer: Sarah Boston

Whitney Thomas

Name: Sarah Boston Programs facilitated: Redefining Beauty, Media Smarts   1) How did you learn about Girls Inc.? Each year my firm makes donations to organizations with missions that align with ours. I discovered Girls Inc. through my research and fell in love with the mission to create strong, smart, bold girls. I also appreciate […]

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January 26th, 2017

Leading a Program

Whitney Thomas

After teaching girls how to resolve conflict and value their inner beauty, I’m excited to begin my third program where I will explain the importance of the portrayal of women in the media through the Media Literacy program for 8th graders in the Indianapolis area. As a volunteer, leading programs is really interesting because not […]

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January 17th, 2017

To Be a Mentor

Whitney Thomas

As I am entering my fourth year at Girls Inc. Indy, I thought that I would take the time to reflect on my work here. I facilitate many programs within the city for girls ages 6 – 18 and am also a leader of The Young Women in Leadership Program (YWIL), an extension of the […]

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January 10th, 2017

Meet Ashly Kotaska, PR Intern

Whitney Thomas

What will be your role at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis? I will be the Public Relations Intern at Girls Inc. for the spring season. Here I will help out with Girls Inc.’s social media, eNewsletters, blogs, emails, website and organization.   What about the Girls Inc. mission appeals to you? I love that in […]

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January 6th, 2017

Featured Volunteer: Julie Boyd

Whitney Thomas

Name: Julie Boyd Programs facilitated: Redefining Beauty (x2) Social Media (x3)   1) How did you learn about Girls Inc.? I’ve always felt passionate about helping young girls feel empowered and realized that they are more than enough. I sought out Girls Inc. on my own through researching. 2) Why did you choose to volunteer with […]

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January 5th, 2017

Girls Inc. Gives Back

Whitney Thomas

On December 12, Girls Inc. staff and girls in our Young Women in Leadership (YWIL) program visited Coburn Place, a transitional housing facility for women fleeing domestic violence. The girls listened to a presentation about the services offered by Coburn Place and brainstormed about what they would need to feel at home if they were in […]

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January 5th, 2017

Featured Supporter: Nicholas H. Noyes Jr. Memorial Foundation

Whitney Thomas

Girls face many challenges in our community that create obstacles to their success. Thanks to our strong supporters like the Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation, we are able to reach over 3,500 Greater Indianapolis girls every year. Their support helps us provide hands-on programs that address the challenges that girls face today, such as […]

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January 5th, 2017

Looking Forward to 2017

Whitney Thomas

Happy New Year! We are excited to start off another great year of programs here at Girls Inc.! 2017 is bringing some lofty goals for our organization and girls of the Greater Indianapolis community. Here are a few things to look forward to in 2017. We are excited to be expanding our annual Girls Inc. […]

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