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February 8th, 2016

Meet Jordan: Former Girls Inc. Girl, Current Volunteer, Future Surgeon

Maureen Knaus

Jordan Finch is truly an inspiring woman. She is passionate, hard-working, strong, smart, and bold. We are proud to have alumna serve as volunteer program facilitators. “Involvement in Girls Inc. is a great way to get involved in your community, as well as make an impact on the future of women in your community. The one […]

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February 8th, 2016

EQ + IQ = Success

Justina Solties

I work part-time as a cashier, and I must say that chitchatting with everyone – especially the children – is my favorite part of the job. Every time school-aged children come through my lane, I make it a point to ask them how their day at school was and what they learned. Each and every […]

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February 5th, 2016

21st Century Welcomes Barbie

Maureen Knaus

There are many different reactions to Barbie’s new image. In case you haven’t heard, after many years of criticism over Barbie’s unrealistic body type, Barbie finally got a makeover and now comes in different body shapes, more skin tones and new hair-types. Girls Inc.’s Media Literacy program encourages girls to question the way women and […]

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January 29th, 2016

We All Need Someone In Our Corner

Maureen Knaus

As National Mentoring Month comes to an end, that does not mean conversations about mentoring stop here. Mentoring is an important factor in preventing risky behavior in youth and encouraging positive development. And, it is a core component of the Girls Inc. experience. Until I had mentors, I did not fully understand its importance. Mentorship […]

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January 22nd, 2016

Media: A Love/Hate Relationship

Maureen Knaus

I grew up with a similar experience many girls have with the media. At first, I fell victim to what the media told me about my body, my brain, and my role in society. When I became more aware of the lies the media was telling me in order to sell their products or services […]

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January 15th, 2016

Meet Maureen Knaus: Public Relations Intern

Lee Ann Jourdan

We are lucky to have an amazing team at Girls Inc. working to empower girls every day. Get to know one of our newest Girls Inc. team members, Public Relations Intern Maureen Knaus: What will be your role at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis? I am the public relations intern at Girls Inc. My role […]

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January 7th, 2016

New Year’s Check-in

Allison Gaffney

How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? For some, this means planning hours at the gym, or building and sticking to a new budget. We agree physical and financial health are good resolutions, but we encourage you to add another. Why not make your resolution to inspire and empower girls? While focusing on […]

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January 4th, 2016

This Winter, Read!

Allison Gaffney

Are you enjoying the colder weather we are having? For me, it’s a great time to curl up with a blanket, a cup of hot chocolate, and recharge and relax. It is also a great time for boredom to set in. One great way to cure the monotony is by reading! A Mighty Girl compiled […]

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December 28th, 2015

Become a Stronger, Smarter, Bolder YOU

Whitney Thomas

As the end of 2015 approaches, and we start thinking about how we will improve ourselves in 2016, I encourage you all to remember a few words of wisdom we share with Girls Inc. girls in our Redefining Beauty program. “Real beauty isn’t defined by what’s on the outside, it’s who we are on the […]

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December 28th, 2015

Role Modeling Resolutions

Justina Solties

Every January, we create and strive to stick to (usually familiar) New Year’s resolutions. Typically these resolutions revolve around losing weight, being a better friend or partner, or getting financial situations in order. Sometimes, though, it feels like these resolutions are simply outlets for the disgust we have of our own habits, traits, and bodies. […]

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