News and Events

August 15th, 2017

Intern’s Final Thoughts

Maggie Butchko

As my time here at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis comes to a close, I want to thank everyone who has been part of this amazing internship. The staff here at Girls Inc. is truly out of this world. Their kindness, support and willingness to help was unimaginable. This organization has an inimitable goal and […]

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August 11th, 2017

Not Goodbye, but See You Later

Maggie Butchko

*Story written by LaTasha Hudson Every great story begins with “Once Upon A Time…” Well here we go… Once Upon a Time, there was a young, African American girl trying to navigate her way through a life of what if’s. She lived in one of the “worst” neighborhoods on record on the Far Eastside of […]

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August 8th, 2017

Back to School Blog

Maggie Butchko

As August is in full swing, most schools have started here in Indianapolis! We can’t wait for our Girls Inc. girls to be attending school, learning all they can, and participating in our fall programming. Fall I is scheduled for August 7th through October 6th. We will be running 80 programs with our program partners. […]

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July 25th, 2017

Summer Camp: Bold & Inspired Weeks

Maggie Butchko

Bold Week – This week we focused on positive messaging through Media Literacy, Redefining Beauty, and Economic Literacy. Girls talked about their inner beauty, breaking societal stereotypes, and their right to have interesting employment and financial independence. Our 12-14 year olds created their own business plan throughout the week, and put it to the test […]

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July 18th, 2017

Summer Outreach 2017

Maggie Butchko

For Summer Outreach 2017, we collaborated with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to create activities focused on learning more about pollinators in our community. The girls learned what pollinators are and learned about their importance in helping to pollinate the plants in our ecosystem. Through a hands on activity, the girls were able to role play as […]

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July 18th, 2017

Half Way Point

Maggie Butchko

I’m currently half way through my internship here at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis, and I couldn’t imagine loving it more. As my main role is to update the media for Girls Inc., I was able to go to the Girls Inc. Summer Camp for a day to take pictures of all of the girls. […]

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July 10th, 2017

Touchstone 2017 Recap

Maggie Butchko

To begin the 2017 Touchstone event, attendees got the chance to visit Girls Inc. summer camp participants who were presenting different exhibits. Each exhibit featured a new and exciting thing that the girls had been learning about at camp. The topics ranged from science projects to body image issues, and each exhibit was unique and […]

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July 10th, 2017

Summer Camp: Strong & Smart Weeks

Maggie Butchko

Summer camp was off to a great start! During Strong week, the highlight for most girls was participating in Project BOLD, where they were able to learn about self-defense with Miss Hazel. It was great to see how empowered the girls felt to use their voices to protect themselves, and stand up for others. The […]

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June 20th, 2017

Summer Camps in Action!

Maggie Butchko

  Summer Camps here at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis have been underway for around a week now and we are so happy to have begun! Girls ages 6 to 14 have come to camp at Vision Academy to challenge themselves, enhance their physical ability, inspire creativity and encourage themselves and others to take risks. […]

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June 15th, 2017

A Father’s Reflection

Maggie Butchko

In honor of Father’s Day, we interviewed Jonathan Carpenter, who is a father of Girls Inc. participant, Samone! What’s the most challenging thing or part about being a father? I was very lucky growing up because my father was always in my life and a very traditional old school Dad in that he was a […]

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