News and Events

August 5th, 2014

Inside Look: ‘A Day in the Life’ at Girls Inc.

Kristin Tobler

If you’ve ever volunteered for Girls Inc., chances are you know and love at least one of our Program Support Coordinators. These women are an integral part of making our outreach program model so effective. They work with almost 100 partner schools and organizations where we deliver programs to accommodate schedules, keep communication open, and ensure that each partner’s needs […]

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July 29th, 2014

Be Inspired by Indy’s Women Leaders

Kristin Tobler

Our “Imagination in Action” Touchstone Awards luncheon was a great success! We gathered with more than 400 guests at the JW Marriott on July 10th to honor four amazing Indianapolis women leaders, raising more than $102,000 for Greater Indianapolis girls. Each honoree took a few minutes after receiving her award to address the 75 Girls Inc. summer camp girls in […]

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July 10th, 2014

Girls Inc. Featured Supporter: Old National Bank Foundation

Kristin Tobler

Girls Inc. Smart College and Career Planning programs set girls on the path to economic self-sufficiency by equipping them with the skills and confidence necessary to achieve educational and career goals. Smart programs such as Lunch Bunch, Girls Inc. Operation SMART®, and Girls Inc. Economic Literacy® are made possible in part by a $10,000 grant […]

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July 10th, 2014

Girls Experiment with Gravity in Operation SMART

Kristin Tobler

Greater Indianapolis girls around the city participated in Girls Inc. Operation SMART® this June, a science-based program that engages girls in exploring their environment and using the scientific method to experiment. Girls at 30 partner locations tested the force of gravity in this year’s program: “Gravity: What Keeps You Grounded?” “I saw a lot of […]

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July 10th, 2014

Meet Girls Inc. volunteer Lauren Lew

Sarah Goetz

Lauren Lew has been volunteering with Girls Inc. since August of 2013. During that time, she has committed to every program cycle the past year – a total of 4 programs! It has been such a joy to watch Lauren grow as a volunteer and share laughter and fun-filled moments with the girls, her-co-facilitator, and […]

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July 7th, 2014

Debby Knox will be honored with a Touchstone Award on July 10

Kristin Tobler

The Touchstone Awards are this Thursday! Girls Inc. is pleased to announce Debby Knox as one of four distinguished women who will be honored at the 2014 luncheon. The profiles of honorees Beverly Mukes-Gaither, Dr. Lisa Harris, and Harriet Ivey were featured in our April, May, and June enewsletters, and can be read here. We are […]

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June 7th, 2014

Chart Paper and Hands-On Learning

Kristin Tobler

We’re big fans of chart paper here at Girls Inc. We lead our programs in school classrooms, after-school programs, and community centers, and chart paper lets volunteer facilitators quickly turn any space into a Girls Inc. environment. It also allows facilitators to prepare important messages ahead of time, since there are often just a few minutes […]

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June 4th, 2014

Inside Look: Lunch Bunch

Kristin Tobler

Our Lunch Bunch activities are an opportunity for girls to spend lunch with professional female mentors of diverse backgrounds and careers who help the girls plot their own courses to success. During a Lunch Bunch “Road Map” activity, each volunteer is assigned to a group of girls, and then spends time sharing what she does and […]

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June 4th, 2014

Featured Volunteers: Donna Brown and Carletta Clark

Sarah Goetz

This month Girls Inc. would like to recognize one of our dynamite volunteer pairs – Donna Brown and Carletta Clark.  Donna has been a volunteer since the winter of 2010 and has led 12 six-week programs with Girls Inc.  Carletta joined Girls Inc. in the fall of 2012 and has since led four programs.  Though […]

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May 5th, 2014

Imagine the Difference

Sarah Goetz

Dear Girls Inc. Volunteers, Every time you walk in to a Girls Inc. program you have shared positive messages with the girls. You are capable. You are unique. You are strong, smart, and bold. You challenged them to imagine the difference practicing the skills you taught them will make in their lives. But have you, […]

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