News and Events

December 1st, 2016

I Speak so Girls Can Have a Voice

LaTasha Hudson

Wow! In January, I will celebrate my 8 year anniversary with Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis. Time flies when you’re having fun! I joined GIGI in 2009 reorganizing the agency’s volunteer program model before being promoted to Director of Programs in 2011. But my connection to Girls Inc. began nearly 10 years ago, when I […]

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November 14th, 2016

Thank you, partner!

Whitney Thomas

My name is Megan Manternach and I am the Social Worker at Christel House Academy South. We are a charter school on the South side of Indianapolis that opened in 2002 and serves about 650 students kindergarten through 12th grade. We have built a strong partnership with Girls Inc and I have had the opportunity […]

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November 11th, 2016

Our Shelves Hold Promise

Whitney Thomas

Girls Inc. was recently the recipient of a generous Lowe’s Hero Project that gave our offices some fresh paint and our supplies a new home on newly built shelves. Today our staff gathered to stock our new shelves with Girls Inc. program materials. What those shelves now hold are lessons of respect, empathy and fairness. […]

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October 31st, 2016

YWIL Learns Leadership with Horses

Whitney Thomas

On Saturday, October 22 Young Women in Leadership (YWIL) girls took a field trip to Agape Therapeutic The goal of the Agape program is to help girls develop and utilize skills related to teamwork, leadership, confidence, and communication. They learned about the importance of communication and how they can apply their communication skills to leadership […]

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October 31st, 2016

Featured Volunteers: Jessica Cannon and Tyffani Collins

Nakisha Jones

Programs facilitated: Jessica: Work It Out, Redefining Beauty, Dollars and Sense Tyffani: Work It Out, Dollars and Sense 1) How did you learn about Girls Inc.? Jessica: I learned about Girls Inc. through my employer, Geico. Tyffani: Jessica and I were looking at opportunities through the United Way and saw Girls Inc. 2) Why did […]

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October 31st, 2016

Girls Inc. Day 2016

Jessica Morris

Have you ever wanted to play the piano using bananas as your keys? The girls who attended Girls Inc. Day at IUPUI on Saturday, October 8 now know how to do just that! As one of 4 activities that the girls had a chance to participate in for GI Day, IUPUI students taught our girls […]

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October 31st, 2016

Featured Supporter: ECMC Foundation

Whitney Thomas

Girls tend to feel less confident than boys about managing money. Socially, girls are often taught that their role is to be the caregiver and nurturer while boys are taught that they are to be financial providers. In turn, when girls grow up and earn wages, they are less likely than their male counterparts to […]

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October 19th, 2016

I Wish My School Had Girls Inc.

Whitney Thomas

I recently started a project, a photo collage for the last 15 years of Girls Inc. As I looked through the photos of girls from 2001, I realized that I could have been one of those girls. The girls reminded me of my 2001, 13-year-old self. I had high hopes and was ready to take […]

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October 12th, 2016

Renewing My Commitment to Serving Girls

Whitney Thomas

Last year at the Annual Meeting, I was just getting my feet under me. I was new to Girls Inc., and while I knew Girls Inc. had a profound impact on girls in my community, the Annual Meeting allowed me a glimpse into just how much. This year, as we neared the Annual Meeting, I […]

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October 4th, 2016

Featured Supporter: Hoover Family Foundation

Whitney Thomas

Thanks to the generosity of the Hoover Family Foundation, Greater Indianapolis girls will develop leadership schools and participate in career exploration. Hoover Family Foundation’s $5,000 will help Girls Inc. support our Young Women in Leadership (YWIL) program and our summer camp partners who help girls explore the opportunities available to them! Leadership is not a […]

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