We teach our girls how to think – not what to think – and prepare them with the skills they need to grow into healthy, educated, and independent young women. We couldn’t do this without our generous summer camp supporters, so we’d like to extend a thank you to them all.

We are grateful to Finish Line Youth Foundation, First Internet Bank, Health Care Excel, Kiwanis, and Scientech for their generous gifts that helped us hold another successful year of summer camp.

The Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis is part of a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. They’re support helped us provide supplies to over 75 summer camp girls throughout our four week session.

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According to a 2013 Girl Scouts Research Institute report, Indiana ranks 44th of 51 states in physical health and safety for girls. Finish Line Youth Foundation provides children with opportunities to participate in community-based youth athletic programs that emphasize active lifestyles. Their support helped us host over 75 girls for Strong week of camp.

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Since 1974, Health Care Excel has been providing consultation and quality improvement services to promote and enhance the delivery of cost-effective health care of the highest quality in dynamic environments. Thanks to their support, we were able to provide Strong Week programming during which the girls participated in Zumba, Work It Out, and an American Dairy Association nutrition class.

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Smart Week of camp allowed girls to practice money management skills, explore the connection between education, careers and salary, and set educational and career goals. During this week, community partners taught girls computer coding and algebra skills. Community partners also helped to develop a community service building project where girls could experience philanthropy first hand.

At the end of Smart Week, the First Internet Bank once again supported our Economic Literacy Carnival where the girls developed a better understanding of business planning and personal finance, as well as the rewards for entrepreneurship.

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The First Internet Bank is an online bank that believes in investing in the future of Indianapolis communities to create a lasting impact. First Internet Bank serves their communities because they value being good corporate citizens, good neighbors to Indianapolis communities, and their employees are passionate about helping their fellow Hoosiers. Their efforts will build a lasting impact in Indianapolis communities and we are proud to be their partner in our work toward inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

During Smart Week, a few Scientech members even came to camp to see how their funds allowed girls to participate in hands-on, STEM-related activities that could spark an interest in STEM-related careers.

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The purpose of the Scientech Foundation is to foster and promote the education of deserving students oriented toward studies in engineering, science, technology, medicine, and related fields.

More summer camp supporters will be featured in the August enewsletter. To find out who they are, subscribe!