News and Events

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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December 1st, 2014

Give Today, Empower Girls

Lindsay Wenning

We are coming to the close of another incredible year of serving Greater Indianapolis girls here at Girls Inc., and making plans to ensure that 2015 is even better. In order to continue delivering programs to thousands of girls and increase our engagement with each girl, we need your financial support before the end of […]

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December 1st, 2014

Featured Volunteer: Clara Wright, Multi-Program Facilitator

Sarah Goetz

Positive, dedicated, and encouraging are just a few words that begin to describe what Clara Wright brings to each and every one of the programs she facilitates.  This Fall II cycle, Clara is wrapping up her third consecutive program with Girls Inc. and, once again, her interactions with our girls have been inspiring. Her contagious […]

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December 1st, 2014

Featured Supporter: Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation

Amber Smith-Gipson

Girls Inc. Economic Literacy® uses hands-on projects and experiences to help girls understand financial concepts. This program prepares Greater Indianapolis girls to be in control of their financial futures. “I learned how you can be smart about your money,” said Maya, age 12, after participating in Economic Literacy. As a result of this program, young […]

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November 19th, 2014

Volunteer Stories: Emily Shares Why She Loves Girls Inc.

Girls Inc.

Emily has been volunteering with Girls Inc. for several program cycles. This post originally appeared on her personal website. Read why she loves Girls Inc.! Last fall around this time, when I was mainly doing freelance writing and social media work, I found myself with some extra time on my hands. I decided that it’d be […]

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November 18th, 2014

We Are Grateful for YOU

Girls Inc.

As the year draws to a close, we approach this Thanksgiving with a real sense of gratitude. More than anything, we are grateful for You. Your generosity and commitment to girl empowerment changes lives every day and we cannot thank you enough for being part of our Girls Inc. family. The video below is a […]

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November 4th, 2014

Girls Inc. Promotes Self-Esteem with Dove

Kristin Tobler

As participants in the Dove Self-Esteem Weekend this year, Girls Inc. girls took part in activities designed to help them change the conversation about beauty around them, centering it on real, inner beauty and positive self-talk. The Dove campaign this year focused on girls and women creating a positive “body image legacy” for those around […]

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October 31st, 2014

Featured Volunteer Pair: Cassandra Gray and Allyse Wirkkala

Sarah Goetz

Cassandra Gray and Allyse Wirkkala met during their volunteer training in September 2013, built a connection, and have been volunteering together ever since. Cassandra and Allyse fill a room with positive energy, patience, and acceptance each time they volunteer with a group of girls. They are strong, smart, and bold women and an absolute delight […]

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