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September 23rd, 2016

Fly High Aviation Sheroes: Honoring Girls In Aviation Day

Whitney Thomas

Have you ever thought about the modern marvel of air travel? Like how a giant metal bird glides through the sky? Think about it…you get on the plane, buckle up, open your new library book, and you are at your destination without any work! Thanks to many courageous women and men, we can kick back, […]

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September 21st, 2016

American Business Women’s Day: Vicki Bohlsen

Girls Inc.

In honor of American Business Women’s Day, we’d like to share some of the stories of our entrepreneurial board members. Today is American Business Women’s Day, a day to celebrate, honor and reflect on the accomplishments and contributions of female entrepreneurs and women in the work force. We asked board members about their accomplishments, experiences […]

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September 21st, 2016

American Business Women’s Day: Jeanne Fuqua

Girls Inc.

In honor of American Business Women’s Day, we’d like to share some of the stories of our entrepreneurial board members. Today is American Business Women’s Day, a day to celebrate, honor and reflect on the accomplishments and contributions of female entrepreneurs and women in the work force. We asked board members about their accomplishments, experiences with […]

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September 21st, 2016

American Business Women’s Day: Helen K. Goldstein

Girls Inc.

In honor of American Business Women’s Day, we’d like to share some of the stories of our entrepreneurial board members. Today is American Business Women’s Day, a day to celebrate, honor and reflect on the accomplishments and contributions of female entrepreneurs and women in the work force. We asked board members about their accomplishments, experiences […]

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September 15th, 2016

Inspiration with International Youth Workers

Shannon Cochran

In August, I had the opportunity to travel to Vienna, Austria for an international youth workers conference. The conference theme was, “Together Toward a Better World for Children, Adolescents and Families.” It was amazing opportunity to learn about other cultures, make new friends, and practice my extremely limited German. But the trip also reminded me […]

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September 7th, 2016

Featured Volunteer: Mary Foote Morris

Hazel Owens

Featured Volunteer: Mary Foote Morris Programs facilitated: Media Lit, Work it Out, & Economic Literacy Mary joined Girls Inc. in the fall of 2014, and has led a program every cycle since. Mary is currently leading her 9th 6-week, girl-focused program. Mary is one of our most dedicated and passionate volunteers. She has a way […]

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September 7th, 2016

Featured Supporter: Build-A-Bear Foundation

Whitney Thomas

      Body dissatisfaction typically begins at an early age and continues into adolescence. Girls as young as five are worried about being overweight. According to Dr. Anita Gurian, professor of child psychiatry at NYU, girls’ self-esteem “plummets” after age nine as “self-esteem becomes too closely tied to physical attributes.” In one survey, 59 […]

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September 7th, 2016

Share Our 2015 Successes

Whitney Thomas

Girls Inc.’s 6th Annual Meeting is coming up on October 11. Each year we take this time to reflect on the successes of the past year and to thank all of those who make our work with girls possible. Our 2015 Annual Report has been released, and we will share more results at the Annual […]

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September 5th, 2016

What Happens After Girls Inc.?

Whitney Thomas

Every week our dedicated corps of volunteers spends an hour with our girls, during lunch, recess, or after school. They talk about relationships, about how the media represents women and girls, and about how to manage finances. But after that hour is over, what happens? When we leave for the day, girls tell their friends […]

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August 31st, 2016

Meet Rachael Chatham, PR Intern

Whitney Thomas

What will be your role at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis? I will be the public relations intern. My job will be managing social media, blog posts, the newsletter, and any other necessary tasks. What about the Girls Inc. mission appeals to you? I have a very strong, bold, and smart grandmother that accomplished so […]

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