News and Events

September 19th, 2018

Meet Our New Fall PR Intern, Natalie!

Maggie Butchko

            Hello! My name is Natalie Givan, and I am a journalism student at IUPUI and the new PR Intern here at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis! My role is to organize and maintain the organization’s social media accounts by scheduling content on platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. […]

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September 13th, 2018

Meet Our New Board Member, Jim Schacht!

Maggie Butchko

Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis would like to welcome a new member to our Board of Directors: Jim Schacht. Jim currently works for Cummins. Read below to get to know more about Jim and what inspired him to get involved with Girls Inc.:             What makes you strong, smart, and bold? In short, […]

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September 6th, 2018

Volunteer With Girls Inc. This Fall!

Maggie Butchko

  The volunteer team of Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis is excitedly preparing for the Fall II program cycle! There’s no doubt in our minds that our volunteers leave a lasting impression on the girls we serve. Our volunteers provide hands-on programs that address various challenges girls face, but they also serve as role models […]

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August 30th, 2018

Update on Our Middle and High School Programs

Maggie Butchko

Through every program, we put our mission into practice through the Girls Inc. Experience, equipping girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers to grow into healthy, education, and independent adults. Part of the Girls Inc. Experience is providing girls with sustained exposure. In 2018, we have made it a priority to continue our work […]

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August 24th, 2018

Get Involved This Women’s Equality Day!

Maggie Butchko

On August 26th of each year, we celebrate the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which officially gave women the right to vote in 1920. Before this, women did not have a voice in decisions made in our country. The introduction of the 19th Amendment was a huge step toward women’s equality, […]

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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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