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September 7th, 2016

Featured Volunteer: Mary Foote Morris

Featured Volunteer: Mary Foote Morris Programs facilitated: Media Lit, Work it Out, & Economic Literacy Mary joined Girls Inc. in the fall of 2014, and has led a program every cycle since. Mary is currently leading her 9th 6-week, girl-focused program. Mary is one of our most dedicated and passionate volunteers. She has a way […]

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September 7th, 2016

Featured Supporter: Build-A-Bear Foundation

      Body dissatisfaction typically begins at an early age and continues into adolescence. Girls as young as five are worried about being overweight. According to Dr. Anita Gurian, professor of child psychiatry at NYU, girls’ self-esteem “plummets” after age nine as “self-esteem becomes too closely tied to physical attributes.” In one survey, 59 […]

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September 7th, 2016

Share Our 2015 Successes

Girls Inc.’s 6th Annual Meeting is coming up on October 11. Each year we take this time to reflect on the successes of the past year and to thank all of those who make our work with girls possible. Our 2015 Annual Report has been released, and we will share more results at the Annual […]

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September 5th, 2016

What Happens After Girls Inc.?

Every week our dedicated corps of volunteers spends an hour with our girls, during lunch, recess, or after school. They talk about relationships, about how the media represents women and girls, and about how to manage finances. But after that hour is over, what happens? When we leave for the day, girls tell their friends […]

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August 1st, 2016

Featured Volunteer: Valerie Tachtiris

Programs facilitated: Media Lit, Work it Out, & Redefining Beauty Valerie joined Girls Inc. in 2014 and has impacted girls ages 6-14 by leading our girl-focused programs. As we are getting ready to start the 2016/2016 school year, volunteers like Valerie can be counted on to help us spread our mission to girls across the […]

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July 28th, 2016

Four Indy Women Lead

To a crowd of nearly 600 people, the first of four 2016 Touchstone Honorees emphasized the importance of perseverance: “To obtain one’s goal is not always easy. There are landmines along the way. It takes grit, passion, and an I-can-do-anything drive” (Jane Fortune). The 2016 Touchstone Awards luncheon was held on July 7 at the […]

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July 28th, 2016

Summer Camp Left Our Girls Feeling Inspired

The first week of July marked the end of another successful year of summer camp. Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis understands the importance of keeping girls engaged when school is out of session. That’s why we provide strong, smart, and bold programming all year round. In fact, this year we were able to engage 81 […]

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July 28th, 2016

Girls Inc. Loves Ice Cream

One scoop. Two scoop. Red scoop. Blue scoop. With all the toppings at the American Dairy Association’s 27th Annual Ice Cream Social, no wonder we sold over 2,400 sundaes on Monument Circle! On July 8, 2016, the American Dairy Association (ADA) celebrated National Ice Cream month by pitching tents and scooping Edy’s Slow Churned Light […]

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June 30th, 2016

Featured Volunteer: We Need More!

Volunteers it’s almost time! Back to school is quickly approaching, and that means that Girls Inc. in-school and after school programming is near. We need your help in making this school year an amazing year for greater-Indianapolis girls! Starting July 8th, Girls Inc. will be signing trained volunteers up for our Fall I cycle of […]

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June 28th, 2016

Featured Supporter: Summer Camp Supporters

We teach our girls how to think – not what to think – and prepare them with the skills they need to grow into healthy, educated, and independent young women. We couldn’t do this without our generous summer camp supporters, so we’d like to extend a thank you to them all. We are grateful to […]

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