News and Events

December 1st, 2016

I Speak so Girls Can Have a Voice

LaTasha Hudson

Wow! In January, I will celebrate my 8 year anniversary with Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis. Time flies when you’re having fun! I joined GIGI in 2009 reorganizing the agency’s volunteer program model before being promoted to Director of Programs in 2011. But my connection to Girls Inc. began nearly 10 years ago, when I […]

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November 14th, 2016

Thank you, partner!

Whitney Thomas

My name is Megan Manternach and I am the Social Worker at Christel House Academy South. We are a charter school on the South side of Indianapolis that opened in 2002 and serves about 650 students kindergarten through 12th grade. We have built a strong partnership with Girls Inc and I have had the opportunity […]

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November 11th, 2016

Our Shelves Hold Promise

Whitney Thomas

Girls Inc. was recently the recipient of a generous Lowe’s Hero Project that gave our offices some fresh paint and our supplies a new home on newly built shelves. Today our staff gathered to stock our new shelves with Girls Inc. program materials. What those shelves now hold are lessons of respect, empathy and fairness. […]

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October 19th, 2016

I Wish My School Had Girls Inc.

Whitney Thomas

I recently started a project, a photo collage for the last 15 years of Girls Inc. As I looked through the photos of girls from 2001, I realized that I could have been one of those girls. The girls reminded me of my 2001, 13-year-old self. I had high hopes and was ready to take […]

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October 12th, 2016

Renewing My Commitment to Serving Girls

Whitney Thomas

Last year at the Annual Meeting, I was just getting my feet under me. I was new to Girls Inc., and while I knew Girls Inc. had a profound impact on girls in my community, the Annual Meeting allowed me a glimpse into just how much. This year, as we neared the Annual Meeting, I […]

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October 4th, 2016

National Bullying Prevention Month

Whitney Thomas

Every year in October, we observe National Bullying Prevention Month, a cause close to our hearts at Girls Inc. We are familiar with this issue, because we see the effects of bullying every month with the girls we serve. We know girls are being bullied in school. We know this harms girls physically and mentally, […]

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September 23rd, 2016

Fly High Aviation Sheroes: Honoring Girls In Aviation Day

Whitney Thomas

Have you ever thought about the modern marvel of air travel? Like how a giant metal bird glides through the sky? Think about it…you get on the plane, buckle up, open your new library book, and you are at your destination without any work! Thanks to many courageous women and men, we can kick back, […]

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September 21st, 2016

American Business Women’s Day: Vicki Bohlsen

Girls Inc.

In honor of American Business Women’s Day, we’d like to share some of the stories of our entrepreneurial board members. Today is American Business Women’s Day, a day to celebrate, honor and reflect on the accomplishments and contributions of female entrepreneurs and women in the work force. We asked board members about their accomplishments, experiences […]

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September 21st, 2016

American Business Women’s Day: Jeanne Fuqua

Girls Inc.

In honor of American Business Women’s Day, we’d like to share some of the stories of our entrepreneurial board members. Today is American Business Women’s Day, a day to celebrate, honor and reflect on the accomplishments and contributions of female entrepreneurs and women in the work force. We asked board members about their accomplishments, experiences with […]

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September 21st, 2016

American Business Women’s Day: Helen K. Goldstein

Girls Inc.

In honor of American Business Women’s Day, we’d like to share some of the stories of our entrepreneurial board members. Today is American Business Women’s Day, a day to celebrate, honor and reflect on the accomplishments and contributions of female entrepreneurs and women in the work force. We asked board members about their accomplishments, experiences […]

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