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October 31st, 2016

YWIL Learns Leadership with Horses

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

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

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

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 4th, 2016

Featured Supporter: Hoover Family Foundation

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

Celebrating International Day of the Girl

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.!

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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October 4th, 2016

Join Us For 6th Annual Meeting

Join us for our 6th Annual Meeting on October 11th! This year we will share all of the progress we made in 2015 toward serving school-age girls in Greater Indianapolis. You will hear directly from the partners and volunteers we work with to serve girls, and learn about how they feel Girls Inc. impacts our […]

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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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