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December 1st, 2014

Girls Inc. Girls Go Virtual

We recently collaborated with Girl Scouts of Central Indiana and the IU School of Informatics STARS (Science, Technology and Research Scholars) to learn all about virtual reality, video game creation and production, and using Photoshop. This event, focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) had nearly 30 total people in attendance, including six girls […]

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December 1st, 2014

Give Today, Empower Girls

We are coming to the close of another incredible year of serving Greater Indianapolis girls here at Girls Inc., and making plans to ensure that 2015 is even better. In order to continue delivering programs to thousands of girls and increase our engagement with each girl, we need your financial support before the end of […]

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December 1st, 2014

Featured Volunteer: Clara Wright, Multi-Program Facilitator

Positive, dedicated, and encouraging are just a few words that begin to describe what Clara Wright brings to each and every one of the programs she facilitates.  This Fall II cycle, Clara is wrapping up her third consecutive program with Girls Inc. and, once again, her interactions with our girls have been inspiring. Her contagious […]

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December 1st, 2014

Featured Supporter: Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation

Girls Inc. Economic Literacy® uses hands-on projects and experiences to help girls understand financial concepts. This program prepares Greater Indianapolis girls to be in control of their financial futures. “I learned how you can be smart about your money,” said Maya, age 12, after participating in Economic Literacy. As a result of this program, young […]

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November 19th, 2014

Volunteer Stories: Emily Shares Why She Loves Girls Inc.

Emily has been volunteering with Girls Inc. for several program cycles. This post originally appeared on her personal website. Read why she loves Girls Inc.! Last fall around this time, when I was mainly doing freelance writing and social media work, I found myself with some extra time on my hands. I decided that it’d be […]

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October 31st, 2014

Featured Volunteer Pair: Cassandra Gray and Allyse Wirkkala

Cassandra Gray and Allyse Wirkkala met during their volunteer training in September 2013, built a connection, and have been volunteering together ever since. Cassandra and Allyse fill a room with positive energy, patience, and acceptance each time they volunteer with a group of girls. They are strong, smart, and bold women and an absolute delight […]

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October 31st, 2014

Featured Supporter: United Way of Central Indiana

              As the holiday season approaches, we would like to take the time to thank our largest ongoing supporter: United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI). Since our partnership began in 1976, UWCI has donated more than $5 million to Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis. UWCI has encouraged growth, change, […]

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October 31st, 2014

Life Lessons from Girls Inc. Girl Makala

Makala’s Annual Meeting remarks: At Girls Inc. I have had many positive experiences that changed the way I thought about the world and the people around me, but my greatest experience was learning the true definition of beauty. I learned that beauty is not what society says it is or what your friends think it […]

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October 31st, 2014

Volunteers Make Our World Go Round

Our Girlfriends for Girls Inc. volunteer recruitment campaign was a hit! Volunteers took the challenge to spread the word about Girls Inc. within their social networks both online and off, helping to build awareness of our mission and get friends excited about volunteering. Participation increased by more than a third from last year’s campaign–thank you […]

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October 31st, 2014

Speakers at Annual Meeting Inspire

Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis held our fourth Annual Meeting on Oct. 7th, joining with partners, volunteers, funders and friends of the organization to celebrate a successful year of empowering girls. Thank you to all who joined us! Board chair Jenny Banner and CEO Pat Wachtel highlighted the many accomplishments Girls Inc. has achieved with […]

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