News and Events

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 6th, 2017

Featured Volunteer: Julie Boyd

Whitney Thomas

Name: Julie Boyd Programs facilitated: Redefining Beauty (x2) Social Media (x3)   1) How did you learn about Girls Inc.? I’ve always felt passionate about helping young girls feel empowered and realized that they are more than enough. I sought out Girls Inc. on my own through researching. 2) Why did you choose to volunteer with […]

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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

Featured Supporter: Nicholas H. Noyes Jr. Memorial Foundation

Whitney Thomas

Girls face many challenges in our community that create obstacles to their success. Thanks to our strong supporters like the Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation, we are able to reach over 3,500 Greater Indianapolis girls every year. Their support helps us provide hands-on programs that address the challenges that girls face today, such as […]

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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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December 20th, 2016

Giving Girls the Power to Succeed

Shannon Cochran

The holiday season is upon us and as always, it’s a season for giving, for reflecting on the past year, for celebrating all the blessings we have, and for preparing for the year ahead. I don’t know about you, but 2016 was a year of many challenges, successes, and pivotal decisions in my life. And […]

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December 14th, 2016

Celebrating Girls’ Bill of Rights

Whitney Thomas

In honor of the National Bill of Rights Day, I want to honor the Girls’ Bill of Rights. The Girls’ Bill of Rights represents a list of rights, that should be a given, but are still not extended to all girls. Therefore, Girls Inc. continues to work toward ensuring all girls enjoy these rights. As […]

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December 8th, 2016

Cyberbullying Affects Today, Does Not Determine Tomorrow

LaTasha Hudson

Have you ever wondered what you would tell your 12 year old self? I had not thought about it much until I had the awesome opportunity of leading a program for 12-14 year old girls at an area middle school. My first thought when I was assigned the program was that I would go in […]

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December 1st, 2016

I Speak so Girls Can Have a Voice

LaTasha Hudson

Wow! In January, I will celebrate my 8 year anniversary with Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis. Time flies when you’re having fun! I joined GIGI in 2009 reorganizing the agency’s volunteer program model before being promoted to Director of Programs in 2011. But my connection to Girls Inc. began nearly 10 years ago, when I […]

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