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July 28th, 2016

Four Indy Women Lead

Carmen Vernon

To a crowd of nearly 600 people, the first of four 2016 Touchstone Honorees emphasized the importance of perseverance: “To obtain one’s goal is not always easy. There are landmines along the way. It takes grit, passion, and an I-can-do-anything drive” (Jane Fortune). The 2016 Touchstone Awards luncheon was held on July 7 at the […]

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July 28th, 2016

Summer Camp Left Our Girls Feeling Inspired

Carmen Vernon

The first week of July marked the end of another successful year of summer camp. Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis understands the importance of keeping girls engaged when school is out of session. That’s why we provide strong, smart, and bold programming all year round. In fact, this year we were able to engage 81 […]

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July 28th, 2016

Girls Inc. Loves Ice Cream

Carmen Vernon

One scoop. Two scoop. Red scoop. Blue scoop. With all the toppings at the American Dairy Association’s 27th Annual Ice Cream Social, no wonder we sold over 2,400 sundaes on Monument Circle! On July 8, 2016, the American Dairy Association (ADA) celebrated national ice cream month by pitching tents and scooping Edy’s Slow Churned Light […]

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July 26th, 2016

Family Fun Month

Carmen Vernon

Our chatter whirls around the dinner table, out the door, and down the steps to the kiddie pool. Thirteen people scrunch around the dinner table—passing salt, bumping elbows. About four different conversations babble on, making each conversationalist roar above the next. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with how large my immediate family has grown as siblings […]

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July 18th, 2016

Advice to My Younger Self

Carmen Vernon

As summer comes to an end, and the school year approaches, some girls will be stepping into their first classroom. Others will be entering some of their final moments of high school. Wherever girls land on the K-12 spectrum, every school day is an opportunity for self-development, and none of them should be wasted. Here […]

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July 11th, 2016

Operation SMART

Carmen Vernon

Did you know volcanoes are a natural pollutant? I didn’t. Algae, animal waste, storms, and floods are natural causes of water pollution as well. But, what about human causes? The past two months girls all across Indianapolis have explored this question through our Summer Outreach programming. Summer Outreach is one of the only times Girls […]

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June 30th, 2016

Featured Volunteer: We Need More!

Hazel Owens

Volunteers it’s almost time! Back to school is quickly approaching, and that means that Girls Inc. in-school and after school programming is near. We need your help in making this school year an amazing year for greater-Indianapolis girls! Starting July 8th, Girls Inc. will be signing trained volunteers up for our Fall I cycle of […]

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June 28th, 2016

Featured Supporter: Summer Camp Supporters

Carmen Vernon

We teach our girls how to think – not what to think – and prepare them with the skills they need to grow into healthy, educated, and independent young women. We couldn’t do this without our generous summer camp supporters, so we’d like to extend a thank you to them all. We are grateful to […]

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June 27th, 2016

YWIL Graduation: Young Leaders Reflect

Carmen Vernon

“It’s okay to change your mind. You are not going to be the same person going into college, coming out of it.” (Alahia, 2016 YWIL Graduate) And with that profound insight, we have finished our second year of the Young Women in Leadership (YWIL) program. On May 23, 2016, our YWIL girls graduated from the […]

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June 27th, 2016

Intern Update: Halfway Point

Carmen Vernon

Girls Inc. has a special place in my heart. It’s the first place I volunteered long-term. It’s also the first place I started an office internship. As I navigate college as a liberal arts major, my professional life seems distant and far removed, but Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis has helped me contextualize my future. […]

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