News and Events

July 18th, 2016

Advice to My Younger Self

Carmen Vernon

As summer comes to an end, and the school year approaches, some girls will be stepping into their first classroom. Others will be entering some of their final moments of high school. Wherever girls land on the K-12 spectrum, every school day is an opportunity for self-development, and none of them should be wasted. Here […]

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July 11th, 2016

Operation SMART

Carmen Vernon

Did you know volcanoes are a natural pollutant? I didn’t. Algae, animal waste, storms, and floods are natural causes of water pollution as well. But, what about human causes? The past two months girls all across Indianapolis have explored this question through our Summer Outreach programming. Summer Outreach is one of the only times Girls […]

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June 27th, 2016

Intern Update: Halfway Point

Carmen Vernon

Girls Inc. has a special place in my heart. It’s the first place I volunteered long-term. It’s also the first place I started an office internship. As I navigate college as a liberal arts major, my professional life seems distant and far removed, but Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis has helped me contextualize my future. […]

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June 20th, 2016

#StateOfWomen and Girls

Carmen Vernon

“Until the birth of a daughter is celebrated as much as a son, we are not done!” (Jaha Dukureh). Hearing these words, I stopped typing. As my eyes welled up with tears, cheers reverberated in my headphones and throughout the room at the United State of Women Summit on June 14th. Tuesday mornings, I sit […]

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June 16th, 2016

First Summer Safety, Then Summer Fun

Carmen Vernon

Sunburn. Dehydration. Overheating. Drowning. So many things can go wrong in the summer months. Learn how to beat the heat and stay safe on the water this season with some tips  from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.         Going to the pool, beach, or lake? Drownings are the leading cause  […]

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June 9th, 2016

Stick Together, Ladies.

Carmen Vernon

I was in a biker gang. 12 years old, top dog of my elementary school, I raced down my neighborhood sidewalks. My garage-sale-purchased Schwinn glinted. Five other girls flanked behind me. We needed to meet our friend at her house to go to the park, but as we rounded the corner of her street one […]

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May 31st, 2016

Lunch Bunch: Charting Career Paths

Carmen Vernon

Last year the U.S. learned that there are more CEOs named John  than there are women CEOs. As if that bit of news wasn’t bad enough, women also make up far fewer of the percentage of surgeons, computer programmers, and economists in the United States. Unfortunately, women don’t just lag behind when it comes to […]

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May 26th, 2016

Ditch the Damsels in Distress this Summer

Carmen Vernon

What are girls reading these days? Some popular titles from the last ten years include: Fancy Nancy, Pink Me Up, and Pinkalicious: The Princess of Pink Treasury. From the frivolous titles, it’s clear that there are not many female-driven adventures in these stories, just passivity. In fact in 2011, sociological researchers found that children’s books […]

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May 19th, 2016

Get Out and Get Strong

Carmen Vernon

May is the perfect month to get out and start moving. Summer is approaching, temperatures are climbing, and the rain is subsiding. Sitting on my front porch, I notice more couples walking their dogs, boys running down the street, and parents pushing strollers, but I don’t see as many girls out and about in my […]

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May 12th, 2016

Meet Carmen Vernon: Public Relations Intern

Carmen Vernon

We are excited to welcome the newest addition to our Girls Inc. team, Carmen Vernon! Get to know what makes her strong, smart, and bold.   What will be your role at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis? Here at Girls Inc. I will be assisting with Public Relations work. Throughout the summer, I’ll be updating social […]

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