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Girls set career and educational goals with guidance from professional women

Girls need to hear the message that every career is a career for them to consider.  Career mentors can do just that.

Our Lunch Bunch program matches groups of girls (ages 9 to 18)  with professional female mentors of diverse backgrounds and careers.  Over a one-hour lunch, volunteer mentors share their career successes, challenges, and advice in a small group format.  Girls learn firsthand about careers they may have not known or had interest in prior to Lunch Bunch.

The group also participates in a hands-on activity, engaging both the volunteers and the girls.  The most popular activity is a matching card game during which girls match specific careers with the proper education, skill set, and things they can do now to prepare.  “Now when I get older, I will be ready for college,” said Brooklynn, a Lunch Bunch participant.  “It was nice having [volunteers] here to help us with our choices.”

Lunch Bunch is open to individuals, as well as corporate groups, able to provide a one-time, one hour long commitment.  Learn more about volunteering for Lunch Bunch or other volunteer opportunities!


  • Brenda McGovern says:

    I am interested in looking for information on work it out program for girls. My daughter is a teen ager also looking for opportunities to volunteer and help others. She has had previous issues with being bullied and would like to help others that have experienced the same situations.

  • Jennifer Black says:

    I have came in and talked about volunteering. But life got a little in the way. I now have free time to assist Girls Inc. I’m looking for something to do on Monday – Wednesdays. South side of Indianapolis.

    Thank you,
    Jennifer Black

    • Maureen Knaus says:

      Your timing is perfect! We have a Volunteer Open House this Saturday, April 16, from 11AM-1PM. This is a great opportunity to learn more about getting involved with Girls Inc. Here is the link to the formsite page to sign up. If you aren’t able to attend, email Hazel Owens for more details on volunteering. Hope this helps!

  • Leslie Twyner says:

    Please send info regarding Lunch Bunch volunteer opportunities.

    Thank you,


  • I am the program chair for the Business Womens Network with Duke Energy. I would like more information on the Lunch Brunch. I think this would be a great opportunity for a corporate community event.

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