News and Events

August 16th, 2018

Why You Should Sign Your Girl Up for Girls Inc. Day

Maggie Butchko

Women, especially minority women, continue to be underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. To make things worse, societal pressures often push women away from STEM career paths, oftentimes into lower-paying positions. According to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, “Women in STEM jobs earn 33 percent more than those […]

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August 9th, 2018

Summer 2018 Intern’s Final Thoughts

Maggie Butchko

                  When I discovered that Girls Inc. had an internship opening for the summer, I was ecstatic. Through past volunteer experience with similar organizations like Girls on the Run, I’ve developed a strong passion for helping young girls become their best and most confident selves. When I […]

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August 2nd, 2018

Young Women in Leadership- A Look Ahead

Maggie Butchko

              Our program staff is gearing up for another exciting school year! One of the programs we’re most excited about this year is Young Women in Leadership (YWIL). YWIL is a school-year-long program for girls entering grades 9-12 focused on leadership development and college and career preparedness. This will […]

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July 26th, 2018

Creating a Sisterhood of Support: A Message from Elyssa

Maggie Butchko

“A sisterhood of support.” It’s a phrase often used at Girls Inc. Indy, not just because we believe in it, but because we live it. Girls Inc. is a sisterhood, one that is girls-only, physically and emotionally safe, of high expectations and mutual respect. What I admire about this phrase is that it doesn’t stop […]

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July 19th, 2018

2018 Summer Outreach Program- Working with Watersheds

Maggie Butchko

            Every summer, the program support coordinators of Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis head out into the community to facilitate our Operation Smart program. Operation Smart is a one time, one hour program focused on science, technology, engineering, and math concepts. The goal of Operation Smart is to introduce girls […]

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July 12th, 2018

Summer Camp Recap

Maggie Butchko

Last Friday we wrapped up our 4-week long summer camp! Each week of camp focused on a certain theme relating to our mission statement: strong, smart, bold, and inspired. This year, over 60 girls between the ages of 6-14 participated in the fun activities and trips we planned throughout camp.           […]

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July 5th, 2018

Thank You for Another Successful Touchstone Awards Luncheon!

Maggie Butchko

            Last Thursday we celebrated yet another successful Touchstone Awards Luncheon! It was an afternoon filled with good company, great food, and inspiring conversation about the Girls Inc. mission. The event kicked off with our exhibit hall filled with project displays that our Girls Inc. summer camp girls could discuss with […]

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June 28th, 2018

Today is Touchstone!

Maggie Butchko

              Today we will host our 2018 Touchstone Awards Luncheon! The Touchstone Awards honors four influential women in our community who exemplify our strong, smart, bold mission and inspire future generations of female leaders. These honorees have made milestones in their careers and communities. The luncheon is also a […]

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June 21st, 2018

The Purpose Behind the Touchstone Awards Luncheon

Maggie Butchko

                Each year, we host the Touchstone Awards Luncheon to honor outstanding women in our community, and to celebrate the girls we serve. In addition to celebrating these women and girls, the Touchstone Awards is also our largest annual fundraiser.   The money raised at the event is […]

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June 14th, 2018

Sign Up to Volunteer for the Upcoming School Year!

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 […]

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