Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis is excited to welcome Program Manager Caryn Davis to our team! Caryn holds a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from the University of Montevallo and a Master of Arts in exercise science from the University of Alabama.

Caryn has had a long history of working with and mentoring kids. When she was a teenager, she worked as a lifeguard at her first job. Turns out, it wasn’t just the exercise portion of her job she liked; her love of helping young people inspired her continue down the path of mentorship.

Caryn went on to work at Girls Inc. of Central Alabama as the Health and Wellness Coordinator and decided to come to Indianapolis after feeling the call to help design the best programming possible for any Girls Inc. girl.

Caryn was a little apprehensive about leaving her family, friends, and hometown, but she is incredibly dedicated to Girl’s Inc. and hopes to continue inspiring young people with her personal philosophy. “I want to inspire youth to discover who they want to be and not just what they want to do when they grow up,” she says.

Learn more about Caryn:

What is your role at Girls Inc.?

My role at Girls Inc. is the Program Manager. I work to improve the quality and follow-through of outreach programming, summer camp, and volunteer initiatives.

Tell us a little about yourself:

I am originally from Birmingham, AL and have a master’s degree in exercise science. I have worked with youth for over 16 years and find great joy planning summer camps and enrichment programming to empower the next generation. I absolutely love working with youth because they keep me young and provide a new perspective of the world we live in. I started my Girls Inc. journey as the Eureka! and Teen Leadership Program Manager at Girls Inc. of Central Alabama and I am elated to continue inspiring girls at Girls Inc. Indy!

What about the Girls Inc. mission appeals to you?

Girls Inc.’s mission to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold appeals to me because it empowers girls to stand in their personal truth and use their voices to make the world a better place. Girls are often taught to be quiet and blend in, but Girls Inc. supports girls to speak out and stand out! As a woman, I’ve had to fight to find my voice and use it, but Girls Inc. starts this process with girls of all ages which, to me, is amazing!

What makes you feel strong, smart, and bold?

I feel most strong, smart, and bold when I am using my voice! I grew up very shy and soft spoken and have grown to find my strength through words and speech. I feel that using my voice to inspire others whether it be through speaking engagements, acting, or even improv comedy, I am proving to myself that I can do what I love and help others along the way.