News and Events

November 28th, 2017

What Your Support Can Do For Girls

Maggie Butchko

At Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis, we couldn’t agree more with Maya Angelou’s statement that, “Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid. Having courage and showing courage means we face our fears.” At Girls Inc., we strive to teach girls to face life’s many challenges with courage. We know that the Girls Inc. […]

Read More »

November 16th, 2017

Girls Inc. Day Recap

Maggie Butchko

Girls Inc. Day was a smashing, scientific success this fall! 86 girls between the ages of 9-16 attended the program held at the IUPUI School of Informatics and Technology on Saturday, November 11th. The students and faculty of IUPUI’s School of Informatics and Technology were extremely welcoming and excited to have fun with the girls. […]

Read More »

November 8th, 2017

What Girls Inc. Means to Board Chair Linda Hicks

Maggie Butchko

*Linda (middle left) pictured with her two daughters and nephew. Linda Hicks has served on the Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis Board of Directors since 2012, and is the current Board Chair. Although her term as Chair is over at the end of 2017, Hicks still plans to support and value Girls Inc. afterwards. We […]

Read More »

November 7th, 2017

Why I Volunteer

Maggie Butchko

*Blog written by Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis volunteer, Katie Carlson   When asked why I volunteer for Girls Inc., it’s easier for me to say when I’m going to stop volunteering for Girls Inc. I’m seven years into being a Girls Inc. volunteer, and having led about twenty 6-week sessions that cover topics ranging […]

Read More »

November 7th, 2017

Stories From the YWIL Girls

Maggie Butchko

  A couple of the girls in our Young Women In Leadership (YWIL) program wanted to share their own stories of why they chose to participate in YWIL and what Girls Inc. means to them. Thanks, ladies! Joleena Mundy I seek to challenge myself and find ways to better myself as a person. Girls Inc. […]

Read More »

November 2nd, 2017

Kicking Off 30 Days of Gratitude

Maggie Butchko

Throughout the month of November, Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis will be in full gratitude mode! This week kicks off the 30 Days of Gratitude Campaign, a time when Girls Inc. is going to devote blog posts, e-mails, and social media to everyone who helps make our work with girls possible! There is so much […]

Read More »

October 25th, 2017

Strong, Smart, and Bold Halloween Costume Ideas

Maggie Butchko

There’s a lot of pressure every Halloween to pick the perfect costume. It should be creative, but not too hard to pull together, something fun, but recognizable. What if your costume was also strong, smart, and bold? What if you dressed up as a woman who inspires you, whether fictional or not? If this sounds […]

Read More »

October 19th, 2017

Meet Our New VP of Development & PR, Madeleine Smith!

Maggie Butchko

1. What will be your role at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis? My role is that of Vice President of Development and Public Relations. As such I will oversee all fundraising, communications, and marketing functions for Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis. 2. What about the Girls Inc. mission appeals to you? While there are certainly […]

Read More »

October 10th, 2017

Halfway Point

Maggie Butchko

I can’t believe my time here at Girls Inc. is already half over! When I first applied for the Girls Inc. PR Internship, I knew I would enjoy my time at this organization, but I had no idea how much I would truly love it. I started here knowing I wanted to have an internship […]

Read More »

October 4th, 2017

YWIL is Starting Strong

Maggie Butchko

The Young Women in Leadership program kicked off with lots of laughs this year, when we took part in an energizing team building event in the first meeting. We partnered with the local improvisational group IndyProv, who facilitated a series of unconventional activities which made the girls think outside the box and step outside of […]

Read More »