News and Events

April 4th, 2014

Introducing Touchstone Honoree Beverly Mukes-Gaither

Kristin Tobler

Girls Inc. is pleased to announce Beverly Mukes-Gaither as one of the four women to be honored at our 2014 “Imagination in Action” Touchstone Awards. Dr. Lisa Harris, Harriet Ivey, and Debby Knox will also be honored at the July luncheon, and will be profiled in upcoming posts. Beverly Mukes-Gaither has over 25 years of […]

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April 2nd, 2014

Featured Supporter: 3M Foundation

Elizabeth Standiford

Thanks to the generosity of 3M, more girls will have opportunities to discover their inner scientist or engineer this summer! Girls Inc. is thrilled to have a $5,000 grant from 3Mgives to help deliver Girls Inc. Operation SMART® (Science, Math and Relevant Technology) programs. Operation SMART engages girls in relevant, hands-on experiments in science, technology, […]

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March 28th, 2014

Inside Look: Women We Admire

Kristin Tobler

Each month this year we are featuring an inside look into what Girls Inc. programs look like for the girls participating. This month we’re looking at the “Women We Admire” activity that our older girls participate in as part of the Redefining Beauty program. First, the girls write the names of three famous women and […]

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February 26th, 2014

Yes I’m a Girl & Yes I Can

Hazel Owens

This week, CoverGirl unveiled a new advertising campaign called #GirlsCan. Although marketers of course would hope this campaign will boost sales for CoverGirl products, they never mention one product in the advertisement. There is no mention of a mascara that will make your eyelashes look like wings. No mention of a concealer that will hide […]

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February 25th, 2014

February Challenge: Learning to Love Your Body, Part 3

Ashley Miser

We spend a lot of time teaching our girls that it’s important to be your own friend first. Every girl has a different reason for why it’s important to accept herself, but the common denominator is, “If I can’t love myself I will never love anyone else, even my best friend.” As we find ourselves […]

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February 21st, 2014

February Challenge: Learning to Love Your Body, Part 2

Ashley Miser

We spend a lot of time teaching our girls that it’s important to be your own friend first. Every girl has a different reason for why it’s important to accept herself, but the common denominator is, “If I can’t love myself I will never love anyone else, even my best friend.” As we find ourselves […]

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February 13th, 2014

February Challenge: Learning to Love Your Body

Ashley Miser

We spend a lot of time teaching our girls that it’s important to be your own friend first. Every girl has a different reason for why it’s important to accept herself, but the common denominator is, “If I can’t love myself I will never love anyone else, even my best friend.” As we find ourselves […]

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February 12th, 2014

“Bey” Aware–Questionable Lyrics and Beyoncé

Adrianne Slash

Last week a volunteer brought to my attention an event set to occur on the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence’s (NRCDV) blog talk radio channel. This event would discuss Beyoncé’s embrace of modern feminism, the use of domestic violence related lyrics in her hit song “Drunk In Love,” and how these controversial topics might […]

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February 7th, 2014

Why We Love: Chart Paper and Hands-On Learning

Kristin Tobler

We’re big fans of chart paper here at Girls Inc. We lead our programs in school classrooms, after-school programs, and community centers, and chart paper lets volunteer facilitators quickly turn any space into a Girls Inc. environment. It also allows facilitators to prepare important messages ahead of time, since there are often just a few minutes […]

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January 31st, 2014

Girls and their Bodies: Three Powerful Videos

Kristin Tobler

This weekend, take a minute to watch one or all of these videos that have gone viral over the past two weeks, focused on girls, women, and body image. Selfie: This video from the Dove “Real Beauty” campaign asks mothers and daughters to reconsider how they look at “selfies.” The girls are asked to show […]

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