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January 2nd, 2015

New Approach to New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Day is a time when we look back and reflect on what has happened to us over the last year. We may laugh at the silly things that we did, regret the bad decisions we made, or smile at the memories made that will last a lifetime. The New Year is also a […]

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January 2nd, 2015

Update: Young Women In Leadership Program

Girls today face a societal norm of male dominated leadership roles. Often they internalize these expectations and remove themselves from seeking top positions in education and in the work force. In 2014, we started our Young Women in Leadership (YWIL) program. YWIL encourages girls to seek male dominated leadership roles, plan for secondary education and/or […]

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January 2nd, 2015

Featured Volunteer Pair: Shweta Nehra and Margo Graff

This winter Shweta Nehra and Margo Graff have teamed up to lead their third and fourth programs respectively. Shweta and Margo are friends and next door neighbors who decided to try their hand at volunteering together. Both are strong, smart, and bold women in their own right, and have been a very fun, dedicated, and […]

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January 2nd, 2015

Featured Supporter: Comcast Foundation

Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis is proud to thank the Comcast Foundation, a year-round partner, for its support of Young Women in Leadership (YWIL). YWIL, our newest program, recognizes a need for longer, leadership-focused programs at the high school level and allows Girls Inc. to deepen its engagement with older girls. The fourteen girls participating […]

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January 2nd, 2015

Gaining Supporters One Friendraiser at a Time

2014 was a great year for Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis and raising awareness of all that we have to offer the young women of Indianapolis. One of the ways that we got our name out was through Friendraisers. Unlike typical fundraisers, Friendraisers are a way for someone to introduce a cause that they are […]

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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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