News and Events

June 20th, 2016

#StateOfWomen and Girls

Carmen Vernon

“Until the birth of a daughter is celebrated as much as a son, we are not done!” (Jaha Dukureh). Hearing these words, I stopped typing. As my eyes welled up with tears, cheers reverberated in my headphones and throughout the room at the United State of Women Summit on June 14th. Tuesday mornings, I sit […]

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June 16th, 2016

First Summer Safety, Then Summer Fun

Carmen Vernon

Sunburn. Dehydration. Overheating. Drowning. So many things can go wrong in the summer months. Learn how to beat the heat and stay safe on the water this season with some tips  from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.         Going to the pool, beach, or lake? Drownings are the leading cause  […]

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June 9th, 2016

Stick Together, Ladies.

Carmen Vernon

I was in a biker gang. 12 years old, top dog of my elementary school, I raced down my neighborhood sidewalks. My garage-sale-purchased Schwinn glinted. Five other girls flanked behind me. We needed to meet our friend at her house to go to the park, but as we rounded the corner of her street one […]

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June 6th, 2016

Featured Volunteer: Susan Oliver, Salesforce

Hazel Owens

Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis has partnered with some amazing organizations over the years to help us in our mission of inspiring all girls to be strong,  smart,  and bold! Salesforce is one of those amazing organizations! Since 2013, Salesforce employees (especially those apart of the Women’s Inspiration Network) have come alongside in many volunteering opportunities: […]

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May 31st, 2016

Featured Supporter: Comcast Foundation

Whitney Thomas

As the second year of our Young Women in Leadership (YWIL) program wraps up, Girls Inc. is thankful to Comcast Foundation for supporting this school year’s program. Comcast Foundation has generously supported the first two years of YWIL, a leadership program that exposes girls to traditional Girls Inc. curriculum and allows them to interact with […]

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May 31st, 2016

YWIL Leads at Agape

Carmen Vernon

Our Young Women in Leadership  (YWIL) program encourages young women to seek male-dominated leadership roles, further their education, develop skills to promote career readiness and understand the need for financial independence. To further promote their leadership development, the YWIL girls went on a trip to the Agape Therapeutic Riding Center in Cicero, Indiana on April […]

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May 31st, 2016

Summer Camp Kickoff

Carmen Vernon

Our summer camp  starts next week on June 13th, and we couldn’t be more excited to serve the girls of Indianapolis during our four week programming. Each year we offer a safe and friendly space for parents and guardians to send their girls for summer camp, and this year is sure to be just as […]

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May 31st, 2016

Meet a 2016 Touchstone Honoree

Carmen Vernon

Girls Inc. is pleased to announce 2016 Touchstone Awards  honoree, Dr. Ora Pescovitz, who is a renowned pediatric endocrinologist and researcher. Jane Fortune, Sally Herrholz, and Rev. Jean Smith will also be honored during the awards luncheon and will be featured in enewsletters leading up to the event. As a physician, Dr. Pescovitz believes there is […]

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May 31st, 2016

Lunch Bunch: Charting Career Paths

Carmen Vernon

Last year the U.S. learned that there are more CEOs named John  than there are women CEOs. As if that bit of news wasn’t bad enough, women also make up far fewer of the percentage of surgeons, computer programmers, and economists in the United States. Unfortunately, women don’t just lag behind when it comes to […]

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May 26th, 2016

Ditch the Damsels in Distress this Summer

Carmen Vernon

What are girls reading these days? Some popular titles from the last ten years include: Fancy Nancy, Pink Me Up, and Pinkalicious: The Princess of Pink Treasury. From the frivolous titles, it’s clear that there are not many female-driven adventures in these stories, just passivity. In fact in 2011, sociological researchers found that children’s books […]

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