Dear friends,

My name is Courtney, and I was a Girls Inc. girl from 2003-2011. I want to share some of my story with you.

When I was six years old, I began attending the Girls Inc. Indy summer camp. Even at that young age, I felt the power of the programming Girls Inc. offered: I was welcomed as myself, and began to form friendships, that now even into my twenties, I value deeply. My confidence grew in Girls Inc. programs, and it was the first place that I learned about the importance of what it means to be strong, smart, and bold in all areas of my life. Through Girls Inc., I was introduced, among many things, to the importance of economic literacy. My love of numbers and money grew through Girls Inc., and I am now enrolled to begin my master’s degree this fall, with the hope to become a financial advisor in the future.

Since my early college years, I’ve worked with Girls Inc. as a volunteer, and now an employee. I see myself in the young eyes and faces of the girls we serve. I see young girls struggling to share their opinions or concerns, some feeling shy and unsure how to speak up, or if what they believe matters. I am proud to know Girls Inc. helps girls find their voice, just as it helped me find mine. It is incredibly rewarding to watch timidity blossom into confidence as girls gain tools to combat numerous issues regarding body image, bullying, mental health concerns, and career-preparedness.

This holiday season, would you consider giving back to Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis? With your support, your dollars go directly back to our evidence-based programming that is changing girls’ lives for the better. We need you and your support to continue to reach the girls who need it the most to flourish and thrive.

Empowering girls takes a village. With you in her corner, she will succeed.

With much gratitude,

Courtney Clark, Girls Inc. Indy Alumna (2011)

Current Girls Inc. Indy Employee/ Future Financial Advisor

About Courtney Clark:

Courtney Clark is a Program Support Coordinator at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis. In this position, Courtney manages partnerships with schools and community centers on the west side of Indianapolis. Courtney attended Girls Inc. of Indianapolis programs throughout her entire childhood. Later, Courtney came to work for Girls Inc. as a part-time program specialist while pursuing her undergraduate degree. Courtney now holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI with a minor in Nonprofit Financial Management.

Courtney’s favorite part about Girls Inc. is teaching the economic literacy programs. She loves seeing girls get excited to learn about money and how the business world works. These programs inspired Courtney’s passion for finance when she was young, and she believes these programs are great for helping develop the financial literacy of our girls!

Courtney is strong, smart, and bold because of her outgoing personality, strong work ethic, and passion to serve the youth in her community.