News and Events

February 28th, 2017

My Dear Body Letter

Whitney Thomas

Dear Body, I’ve gone on crazy diets, done insane workouts I hadn’t prepared for, and have felt ashamed for the way I look, when I know I should be grateful for having such a wonderful body that takes care of me and my needs. I appreciate you for all that you do, even if some […]

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February 23rd, 2017

Teen Dating Violence Awareness

Whitney Thomas

As a YWIL program leader and outreach program facilitator, I constantly come in contact with many teenage girls who are trying to identify themselves. Many teens are worried about their education, future college and career goals, prom, SAT/ACT exams, parties, and social media. They also focus on building friendships and even exploring some romantic relationships […]

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February 9th, 2017

Women in Leadership Positions

Whitney Thomas

“You can’t be what you can’t see”—words often repeated here at Girls Inc., such as when we invite female scientists, engineers, and tech employees to speak to our girls and show them examples of women succeeding in STEM careers. Our girls were able to witness some incredible female leaders during summer camp at the annual […]

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February 7th, 2017

YWIL Goes to Salesforce

Whitney Thomas

On January 23rd, I had the opportunity to visit Salesforce with the ladies in our Young Women in Leadership (YWIL) program. The YWIL girls had the opportunity to sit in on a leadership panel sponsored by the Women’s Inspiration Network at Salesforce. The women on the panel discussed what work life was like in a […]

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January 26th, 2017

Meet Candice Lofton, Program Support Coordinator

Whitney Thomas

What will be your role at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis? As Program Support Coordinator, I will support our amazing volunteers and staff that facilitate programs within the community. I will also create, develop, and maintain working relationships with our community partners who support the Girls Inc. mission and work with us to bring this […]

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January 26th, 2017

Leading a Program

Whitney Thomas

After teaching girls how to resolve conflict and value their inner beauty, I’m excited to begin my third program where I will explain the importance of the portrayal of women in the media through the Media Literacy program for 8th graders in the Indianapolis area. As a volunteer, leading programs is really interesting because not […]

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January 17th, 2017

To Be a Mentor

Whitney Thomas

As I am entering my fourth year at Girls Inc. Indy, I thought that I would take the time to reflect on my work here. I facilitate many programs within the city for girls ages 6 – 18 and am also a leader of The Young Women in Leadership Program (YWIL), an extension of the […]

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January 10th, 2017

Meet Ashly Kotaska, PR Intern

Whitney Thomas

What will be your role at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis? I will be the Public Relations Intern at Girls Inc. for the spring season. Here I will help out with Girls Inc.’s social media, eNewsletters, blogs, emails, website and organization.   What about the Girls Inc. mission appeals to you? I love that in […]

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January 5th, 2017

Girls Inc. Gives Back

Whitney Thomas

On December 12, Girls Inc. staff and girls in our Young Women in Leadership (YWIL) program visited Coburn Place, a transitional housing facility for women fleeing domestic violence. The girls listened to a presentation about the services offered by Coburn Place and brainstormed about what they would need to feel at home if they were in […]

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January 5th, 2017

Looking Forward to 2017

Whitney Thomas

Happy New Year! We are excited to start off another great year of programs here at Girls Inc.! 2017 is bringing some lofty goals for our organization and girls of the Greater Indianapolis community. Here are a few things to look forward to in 2017. We are excited to be expanding our annual Girls Inc. […]

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