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January 29th, 2015

Proud to be a Girls Inc. Girl: Jourdann Borski

Girls Inc.

There are moments in your life that define you as a person. These times often happen when you least expect them to happen or when you do not even realize they are happening. As important is these moments are, the moments that happen in between are just as important. Every girl deserves to be congratulated […]

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January 20th, 2015

Getting Back in the School Groove

Lindsay Wenning

We just had the long winter holiday break and are now all being reminded of work, school and any other activities that we may be involved in. Whether you’re in elementary school, starting your last semester of college or a working adult, it can sometimes be difficult to stay focused when returning to school or […]

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January 2nd, 2015

New Approach to New Year’s Resolutions

Lindsay Wenning

New Year’s Day is a time when we look back and reflect on what has happened to us over the last year. We may laugh at the silly things that we did, regret the bad decisions we made, or smile at the memories made that will last a lifetime. The New Year is also a […]

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January 2nd, 2015

Update: Young Women In Leadership Program

Lindsay Wenning

Girls today face a societal norm of male dominated leadership roles. Often they internalize these expectations and remove themselves from seeking top positions in education and in the work force. In 2014, we started our Young Women in Leadership (YWIL) program. YWIL encourages girls to seek male dominated leadership roles, plan for secondary education and/or […]

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January 2nd, 2015

Featured Volunteer Pair: Shweta Nehra and Margo Graff

Sarah Goetz

This winter Shweta Nehra and Margo Graff have teamed up to lead their third and fourth programs respectively. Shweta and Margo are friends and next door neighbors who decided to try their hand at volunteering together. Both are strong, smart, and bold women in their own right, and have been a very fun, dedicated, and […]

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January 2nd, 2015

Featured Supporter: Comcast Foundation

Amber Smith-Gipson

Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis is proud to thank the Comcast Foundation, a year-round partner, for its support of Young Women in Leadership (YWIL). YWIL, our newest program, recognizes a need for longer, leadership-focused programs at the high school level and allows Girls Inc. to deepen its engagement with older girls. The fourteen girls participating […]

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January 2nd, 2015

Gaining Supporters One Friendraiser at a Time

Lindsay Wenning

2014 was a great year for Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis and raising awareness of all that we have to offer the young women of Indianapolis. One of the ways that we got our name out was through Friendraisers. Unlike typical fundraisers, Friendraisers are a way for someone to introduce a cause that they are […]

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December 15th, 2014

Meet Lindsay Wenning: Public Relations Intern

Lee Ann Jourdan

We are lucky to have a dedicated crew working diligently to meet our mission. Learn more about the newest addition to our team, Lindsay Wenning: What will be your role at Girls Inc.? I will be the Public Relations Intern at Girls Inc. I will be posting on Facebook, Twitter and “The Inspiration Project” blog. I […]

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December 3rd, 2014

What’s on Your Holiday Wish List?

Girls Inc.

If you could have just one wish for girls, what would it be? Our wish is that all girls could have the opportunity, support and resources they need to be healthy, educated and independent. Girls today face so many challenges – from peer pressure and bullying, to limiting gender stereotypes and unrealistic media ideals of […]

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December 1st, 2014

Girls Inc. Girls Go Virtual

Lindsay Wenning

We recently collaborated with Girl Scouts of Central Indiana and the IU School of Informatics STARS (Science, Technology and Research Scholars) to learn all about virtual reality, video game creation and production, and using Photoshop. This event, focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) had nearly 30 total people in attendance, including six girls […]

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