News and Events

April 25th, 2017

Interactive Activities

Whitney Thomas

We’re sure you’ve heard about our mission, to inspire all girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold… but do you know what that means? Sometimes it’s hard for volunteers and supporters to put into words what our mission stands for, so we’re here to lay it out for you. During our program cycles, girls are […]

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April 18th, 2017

Researched-Based Curricula

Whitney Thomas

Of the 6 total elements of the Girls Inc. experience, we’ve covered our first three essential elements of the Girls Inc. experience: Girls-Only Environments, Mentoring Relationships and Intentional Programming. The fourth essential element of the Girls Inc. experience is Researched-Based Curricula. Similar to Intentional Programming, this element is very relevant and researched, in order to […]

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April 13th, 2017

Intentional Programming

Whitney Thomas

Of the 6 total elements of the Girls Inc. experience, we’ve covered our first two essential elements of the Girls Inc. experience, Girls-Only Environments and Mentoring Relationships. Now let’s dive into our third element: Intentional Programming. This holistic, compensatory and intentional focus on girls’ needs provides exposure to a wide variety of experiences and options […]

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April 6th, 2017

Featured Supporter: Barb Fleming

Whitney Thomas

“Without your support, our mission wouldn’t be possible,” says Barb Fleming, owner of BAF Corporation. Barb’s  involvement with Girls Inc. began back in the year 2000. She has proven many times how important it is to stand up for girls, and we absolutely admire her support! “Of course, anything to do with girls has always been […]

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April 6th, 2017

Mentoring Relationships!

Whitney Thomas

Where would you be without a mentor? Or better yet, where would you be with one? According to the homepage of Mentoring.org, youth who have a mentor are 55 percent more likely to go to college, 78 percent more likely to volunteer, 90 percent more likely to become a mentor themselves, and 130 percent more […]

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March 30th, 2017

Girls Only!

Whitney Thomas

Girls around the world can feel shut down and left out when they are in co-ed settings. This is why Girls Inc. insists on maintaining a safe, girls-only environment. We encourage all the girls we serve to speak their minds, feel inspired, and empower other girls in these special settings. There are girls who are […]

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March 21st, 2017

Believe in Yourself

Whitney Thomas

Wow! This statistic says a lot. If a job posting has a list of 10 preferred qualifications, women are less likely to apply if they do not feel that they meet all 10 qualifications, but a man will still apply if he meets only 6 of those criteria. This statistic alone explains why it’s important […]

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March 21st, 2017

Breaking Down the Girls Inc. Experience

Whitney Thomas

So what exactly does Girls Inc. do to inspire girls? How do programs facilitated by Girls Inc. make girls feel “strong, smart and bold”? These questions aren’t uncommon, however, sometimes it’s hard to put into the right words what a “Girls Inc. Experience” actually is. There are six key elements provided in all programs and […]

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March 9th, 2017

National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day

Whitney Thomas

March 10, today, is National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day, and this year’s theme is “The Best Defense is a Good Offense.” For those of us at Girls Inc., we help practice a “Good Offense” by arming girls with the knowledge and assertiveness skills to help make positive choices and avoid risky behaviors associated […]

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March 9th, 2017

Halfway Point

Whitney Thomas

Here at Girls Inc., I’ve learned so much already! I’ve been here about two months now, and am looking forward to the final two months as well! The staff are all so friendly and encouraging, as well as hardworking, and have definitely added to my success here as the public relations intern. Without their help […]

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