News and Events

February 22nd, 2018

YWIL Attends a Conversation with Michelle Obama

Maggie Butchko

Girls Inc. is happy to share that members of our Young Women in Leadership program were able to attend the Moderated Conversation with Michelle Obama that took place in Indianapolis last week. We’ve asked two of the girls to share their thoughts on the experience:               “Seeing Michelle Obama […]

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February 15th, 2018

Girls Inc. Debuts New Volunteer Portal

Maggie Butchko

We have launched a new volunteer portal which will serve as an online community and a 24/7 link to Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis. This portal has easier and more visible access for the convenience of our volunteers. Current or prospective volunteers can access it by clicking the red ‘Volunteer Portal Log In’ button available on the home […]

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February 8th, 2018

A Fond Farewell From Pat Wachtel

Maggie Butchko

*Blog written by Pat Wachtel As I complete my time as CEO of Girls Inc. Of Greater Indianapolis, I leave you with my top 10 lessons learned from the past 11 years: In the non-profit world, there is no substitute for loving the mission! Never underestimate the power of girls. Ten-year-old campers Courtney and Jordan […]

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February 1st, 2018

Four Famous Female Advocates for Civil Rights

Maggie Butchko

Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis is celebrating Black History Month by honoring influential black women throughout history. Read below to see how each of these strong women influenced movements throughout history. Daisy Bates Bates was a journalist and activist from Little Rock, Arkansas, who assisted with the desegregation of schools in the city. While most well-known […]

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January 25th, 2018

The biggest trend this prom season? Confidence.

Maggie Butchko

That was the theme of the Sophia’s Bridal Confidence Conquers Fashion Show, a partnership between local boutique Sophia’s Bridal Tux and Prom and the Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis Young Women in Leadership (YWIL) Program. For the past two years, the YWIL girls have spent an afternoon at the store getting to know the staff members, […]

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January 18th, 2018

Meet Our Newest Program Staff Member

Maggie Butchko

Our program staff has expanded! This week we are extending a warm welcome to our newest program staff member, Rachel Felling.               Q: What will be your role at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis? I am a Program Support Coordinator. Q: What about the Girls Inc. mission appeals to […]

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January 11th, 2018

Meet Our Newest Team Members – Marissa & Rachel

Maggie Butchko

We are pleased to welcome two new members to the Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis team – Marissa and Rachel! Read below to get to know our two spring interns: Marissa Smith Q: What will be your role at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis? “I will be the public relations intern for the spring semester, so […]

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January 4th, 2018

Happy New Year!

Maggie Butchko

Happy New Year from Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis! We hope 2017 was a fantastic year for you – we know it was for us! In 2017, we held two Girls Inc. Day Celebrations, finished one YWIL program and began another, and had a strong, smart, and time at Girls Inc. Summer Day Camp! Besides that, […]

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January 1st, 2018

January Featured Volunteer: Abbey Barnett

Maggie Butchko

Name: Abbey Barnett Programs facilitated: (1) Work It Out How did you learn about Girls Inc.? I had  heard about Girls Inc. before, but hadn’t considered it in depth until my nursing program told us more about the program. Why did you choose to volunteer with Girls Inc.? We had the opportunity to volunteer for our […]

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December 28th, 2017

Last Chance to Give: A Letter From Board Chair Linda Hicks

Maggie Butchko

Dear Girls Inc. friend: Do you want to give a holiday gift that truly makes a difference? You can provide young girls with the resources and mentoring they need to succeed in school and in life. We all learn best from seeing and doing. Girls Inc. programming, and the direct interaction girls have with our mature, […]

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