News and Events

February 26th, 2015

Girls Inc. Welcomes New Board Members

Lindsay Wenning

With the start of the new year, the Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis board of directors is pleased to welcome five newly elected members who are beginning three-year terms and an intern: Lori Ball Lori is Chief Operating Officer at BioStorage Technologies, Inc., with a Master of Arts in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and […]

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February 26th, 2015

Spoiler Alert! Summer Camp 2015 Sneak Peak

Lindsay Wenning

Preparations for this year’s Strong, Smart, and Bold Summer Camp are well underway, and it’s shaping up to be our best summer camp yet. Our one-of-a-kind day camp inspires girls ages 6-14 by challenging them to think in new, more positive ways, take risks, learn new skills, and be their most bold, adventurous selves! Girls […]

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February 26th, 2015

Be an All-Star for Girls Inc.

Lindsay Wenning

We are excited to announce we have been chosen from over 200 nonprofits to participate in Brackets for Good. The competition works just like the NCAA bracket does during March Madness. Each week, we will be paired with another central Indiana nonprofit to face off in a competition to see who can raise the most […]

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February 26th, 2015

Featured Supporter: Hoover Family Foundation

Amber Smith-Gipson

Thanks to the generosity of the Hoover Family Foundation, greater Indianapolis girls will have a chance to foster self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life. Girls Inc. is thrilled to have a $10,000 grant from Hoover to help deliver both Strong, Healthy Relationships and Bold, Empowered Girls programming. Our Strong programs address the challenges girls may […]

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February 26th, 2015

Featured Volunteer Pair: Johnna McCowen and Samantha George

Hazel Owens

Something magical always happen when two volunteers get paired with each other and it just works. This is no different for our awesome volunteer pair Johnna McCowen and Samantha George. This winter cycle the two are leading their 5th and 3rd program, respectfully. Johnna and Samantha were paired together when Johnna signed up to lead […]

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February 20th, 2015

Reclaim the True Meaning of “Like a Girl”

Lindsay Wenning

If you saw the Super Bowl this year, you saw the Always commercial for their #LikeAGirl campaign. This campaign focuses on the negative connotation that comes with the phrase “like a girl.” In the video, the director starts by asking women and men, as well as a young boy, to run like a girl. They […]

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February 13th, 2015

This Valentine’s Day, Be a Friend to Yourself

Lindsay Wenning

For a lot of people, Valentine’s Day is a day to get someone you love a special gift, but do we ever take a second to love ourselves during this holiday? In our Work It Out program, our girls learn that you have to be a friend to yourself before you can be a good […]

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February 9th, 2015

Why Girls Lose Their Voices, and How to Help Reclaim Them

Kristin Tobler

“…An alarming trend happens to many girls when they hit adolescence. It’s a phenomenon called “losing their voice,” where even the most audacious girls are likely to become more cautious about speaking out and less likely to assert themselves.” It was eighth-grade social studies, and Mr. L wanted our class to take sides on a controversial […]

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February 4th, 2015

Life isn’t an infomercial

Ashley Miser

“A new year a new you” “Lose weight and feel great” “Shed 5 pounds in a week” Do these sound familiar to you? The new year is underway, and many people are still thinking about their New Year’s resolutions. I’ve read countless posts and tweets resolving to lose weight in 2015. Bravo and good luck to all […]

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January 30th, 2015

Girls Share What Makes a Good Friend

Lindsay Wenning

This Valentine’s Day, we want to share some advice from the girls in our Work It Out programs. The girls in these programs work to become stronger in friendship skills as well as learn to deal with difficulties in their friendships. At the end of the program, they share what they feel is the most […]

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