Diana Nolting is a Girls Inc. volunteer and marketing manager for the Indianapolis Indians.

“As a volunteer for Girls Inc., I’ve been able to see the impact that Girls Inc. programming has on girls in the Indianapolis area firsthand.

Girls Inc. participant plays surgeon to learn anatomyI grew up at a time when girls knew that we could be anything we wanted to be.  Doctor, lawyer, mathematician; we could be anything we wanted to be, and our parents and teachers were sure to tell us this.  I grew up at a time when women graduated without the limits that existed in previous years. What was missing though, for my generation, were the tools and skills to find out how to become anything we could dream and access to role models of women who had become what they dreamed of being.

Girls Inc. completes both of those missing links for girls in the greater Indianapolis area.  The organization goes to the girls in their schools and community centers to provide programming that teaches fundamental skills of teamwork, strength and inner beauty.  They help girls grow up to be strong, smart, and bold.”

Read the rest of Diana’s post about her experience volunteering!