News and Events

February 8th, 2016

Meet Jordan: Former Girls Inc. Girl, Current Volunteer, Future Surgeon

Maureen Knaus

Jordan Finch is truly an inspiring woman. She is passionate, hard-working, strong, smart, and bold. We are proud to have alumna serve as volunteer program facilitators. “Involvement in Girls Inc. is a great way to get involved in your community, as well as make an impact on the future of women in your community. The one […]

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February 8th, 2016

EQ + IQ = Success

Justina Solties

I work part-time as a cashier, and I must say that chitchatting with everyone – especially the children – is my favorite part of the job. Every time school-aged children come through my lane, I make it a point to ask them how their day at school was and what they learned. Each and every […]

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February 5th, 2016

21st Century Welcomes Barbie

Maureen Knaus

There are many different reactions to Barbie’s new image. In case you haven’t heard, after many years of criticism over Barbie’s unrealistic body type, Barbie finally got a makeover and now comes in different body shapes, more skin tones and new hair-types. Girls Inc.’s Media Literacy program encourages girls to question the way women and […]

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January 29th, 2016

All the Things We Love

Maureen Knaus

Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold takes a committed community of individuals. As the Valentine’s Day holiday approaches, we are reminded of those whose dedication and support touched the hearts of 3,709 girls in 2015. We love: Amazing volunteer facilitators and Lunch Bunch career mentors who dedicate countless hours to delivering and […]

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January 29th, 2016

Featured Volunteer: Courtney Alvey

Hazel Owens

Courtney started volunteering with her employer, Bohlsen Group, in 2014. Since joining Girls Inc. as a volunteer, Courtney has co-facilitated a program every cycle. She is now leading her fifth program! Courtney is extremely dedicated to volunteering with Girls Inc. Her passion for the mission and the girls exudes with each program she facilitates. We […]

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January 29th, 2016

Featured Supporter: The Pacers Foundation

Whitney Thomas

Girls Inc. is grateful for the continued support of the Indiana Fever’s Be YOUnique Fund at the Pacers Foundation! The Be YOUnique Fund has again awarded Girls Inc. $5,000 for our Bold, Empowered Girls programs, programs that are critical to helping girls build a bold, positive sense of themselves. Body dissatisfaction typically begins at an […]

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January 29th, 2016

YWIL Girls Develop Business Strategy for a Nonprofit Business

Maureen Knaus

According to Fortune.com, only 25 Fortune 500 companies are run by women. With men dominating leadership roles in business, it can be intimidating for girls to want to pursue a top-level position. However our Young Women in Leadership (YWIL) program encourages young women to seek male-dominated leadership roles, further their education, develop skills to promote […]

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January 29th, 2016

Girls Share How They Redefine Beauty

Maureen Knaus

It is incredible how much we can learn from each other. At Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis, we are always inspired by what we learn from the girls during our programs. One of our programs, Redefining Beauty, builds self-esteem and self-confidence in girls by confronting body image stereotypes and identifying healthy lifestyle habits. It’s not […]

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January 29th, 2016

Brackets for Good Selects Girls Inc.

Maureen Knaus

We are proud to announce that we were selected to participate in Brackets for Good Indianapolis for the second year in a row! Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis was selected along with 63 other nonprofit organizations from more than 100 applications that were submitted. Brackets for Good began in 2011 when Butler University’s men’s basketball […]

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January 29th, 2016

We All Need Someone In Our Corner

Maureen Knaus

As National Mentoring Month comes to an end, that does not mean conversations about mentoring stop here. Mentoring is an important factor in preventing risky behavior in youth and encouraging positive development. And, it is a core component of the Girls Inc. experience. Until I had mentors, I did not fully understand its importance. Mentorship […]

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