News and Events

April 4th, 2014

Introducing Touchstone Honoree Beverly Mukes-Gaither

Kristin Tobler

Girls Inc. is pleased to announce Beverly Mukes-Gaither as one of the four women to be honored at our 2014 “Imagination in Action” Touchstone Awards. Dr. Lisa Harris, Harriet Ivey, and Debby Knox will also be honored at the July luncheon, and will be profiled in upcoming posts. Beverly Mukes-Gaither has over 25 years of […]

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April 2nd, 2014

Featured Supporter: 3M Foundation

Elizabeth Standiford

Thanks to the generosity of 3M, more girls will have opportunities to discover their inner scientist or engineer this summer! Girls Inc. is thrilled to have a $5,000 grant from 3Mgives to help deliver Girls Inc. Operation SMART® (Science, Math and Relevant Technology) programs. Operation SMART engages girls in relevant, hands-on experiments in science, technology, […]

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April 2nd, 2014

Featured Volunteer: Michelle Henderson

Sarah Goetz

Three years ago, in March of 2011, Michelle Henderson joined our volunteer team. Since then, she has led eleven of our six-week programs! Not only has Michelle demonstrated time and again her enthusiasm for the Girls Inc. mission, but her bubbly personality and positive outlook on life is contagious. She shines while working with the […]

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April 1st, 2014

Featured Supporter: 3M Foundation

Elizabeth Standiford

Thanks to the generosity of 3M, more girls will have opportunities to discover their inner scientist or engineer this summer! Girls Inc. is thrilled to have a $5,000 grant from 3Mgives to help deliver Girls Inc. Operation SMART® (Science, Math and Relevant Technology) programs. Operation SMART engages girls in relevant, hands-on experiments in science, technology, […]

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March 28th, 2014

Inside Look: Women We Admire

Kristin Tobler

Each month this year we are featuring an inside look into what Girls Inc. programs look like for the girls participating. This month we’re looking at the “Women We Admire” activity that our older girls participate in as part of the Redefining Beauty program. First, the girls write the names of three famous women and […]

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March 3rd, 2014

Featured Volunteers: Ashleih Cheshire and Amber LaRue

Sarah Goetz

This winter Ashleih Cheshire and Amber LaRue teamed up to lead their seventh and fourth programs, respectively. Ashleih and Amber met in college and remained friends even after starting their own families and careers. Individually, they exemplify what it means to be strong, smart, and bold women. As a volunteer team they model great team-work […]

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March 3rd, 2014

Featured Supporter: Junior League

Elizabeth Standiford

 Girls Inc. is delighted to partner with the Junior League of Indianapolis (JLI) to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold! A $15,000 grant is just the most recent contribution in JLI’s long history of support. Junior League continues to make our work possible with many members who generously give of their time […]

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February 26th, 2014

Yes I’m a Girl & Yes I Can

Hazel Owens

This week, CoverGirl unveiled a new advertising campaign called #GirlsCan. Although marketers of course would hope this campaign will boost sales for CoverGirl products, they never mention one product in the advertisement. There is no mention of a mascara that will make your eyelashes look like wings. No mention of a concealer that will hide […]

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February 25th, 2014

February Challenge: Learning to Love Your Body, Part 3

Ashley Miser

We spend a lot of time teaching our girls that it’s important to be your own friend first. Every girl has a different reason for why it’s important to accept herself, but the common denominator is, “If I can’t love myself I will never love anyone else, even my best friend.” As we find ourselves […]

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February 21st, 2014

February Challenge: Learning to Love Your Body, Part 2

Ashley Miser

We spend a lot of time teaching our girls that it’s important to be your own friend first. Every girl has a different reason for why it’s important to accept herself, but the common denominator is, “If I can’t love myself I will never love anyone else, even my best friend.” As we find ourselves […]

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