News and Events

April 27th, 2015

Think An Hour Doesn’t Create Impact? Think Again.

Hazel Owens

Today after a Lunch Bunch with 5th grade girls at Nora Elementary, the girls wrote thank you notes to the volunteers. Let me say that this group of girls was extremely shy, and for many of them, this was their first time coming to Girls Inc. One of the girls wrote a thank you note to […]

Read More »

April 21st, 2015

The Month of April Reminds Us to Stay Aware

Lindsay Wenning

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. It is easy to feel like these kinds of things will never happen close to home. We all experience moments where we think we’re invincible. It’s easy to think, “It hasn’t happened yet, so I doubt it ever will.” As a college student, I have heard […]

Read More »

April 9th, 2015

Say, “Cheese!”

Ashley Miser

When I asked a group of girls ages 6-8 what Girls Inc. means to them the responses were literally epic! The girls began to shout out comments like, “No boys allowed.”/ “Girls can do what boys can do!” / “We like to roller skate and play ball!” / “We are strong!” And the comments went […]

Read More »

March 16th, 2015

Intern Update: Life After Graduation

Lindsay Wenning

What are you going to do after graduation? Do you have a five year plan? Are you sending out your resume regularly? These are all questions that a college senior gets in their last semester of school. I am a senior at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and trust me, no one is slacking on asking […]

Read More »

March 12th, 2015

She Shoots, She SCORES!

Ashley Miser

The red carpet strikes by many of Hollywood’s most famous actresses has been on the forefront of the news lately, but what many haven’t heard is that there is a new lady taking a stand and making a difference in the NBA. No, this is not a typo, Becky Hammon is the first female to […]

Read More »

March 12th, 2015

Laundry for Days

Ashley Miser

Cook. Clean. Tidy Up. For goodness sakes, it’s 2015 and we are still combatting messages to women about maintaining a household. Add to the list the newest message from an apparel tag with washing instructions to, “GIVE THIS JERSEY TO YOUR WOMAN IT’S HER JOB”. I was unaware that my job duties included Manager of […]

Read More »

March 10th, 2015

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Lindsay Wenning

I am embarrassed to say that I never knew March was Women’s History Month until this year. Of course, as an intern for a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold, I immediately started researching the history of this special celebration. It was surprising to me that the celebration of women […]

Read More »

February 20th, 2015

Reclaim the True Meaning of “Like a Girl”

Lindsay Wenning

If you saw the Super Bowl this year, you saw the Always commercial for their #LikeAGirl campaign. This campaign focuses on the negative connotation that comes with the phrase “like a girl.” In the video, the director starts by asking women and men, as well as a young boy, to run like a girl. They […]

Read More »

February 13th, 2015

This Valentine’s Day, Be a Friend to Yourself

Lindsay Wenning

For a lot of people, Valentine’s Day is a day to get someone you love a special gift, but do we ever take a second to love ourselves during this holiday? In our Work It Out program, our girls learn that you have to be a friend to yourself before you can be a good […]

Read More »

February 9th, 2015

Why Girls Lose Their Voices, and How to Help Reclaim Them

Kristin Tobler

“…An alarming trend happens to many girls when they hit adolescence. It’s a phenomenon called “losing their voice,” where even the most audacious girls are likely to become more cautious about speaking out and less likely to assert themselves.” It was eighth-grade social studies, and Mr. L wanted our class to take sides on a controversial […]

Read More »