Now more than ever, Girls Inc. Indy recognizes the importance of creating lessons that transcend beyond the classroom. That’s why this school year, girls ages 6-14 can participate in Girls Inc.’s intentional and research-based curriculum online, independently from their school.
For the first time, this program provides a safe digital space for girls to connect with their peers, engage in programming, and receive mentorship and support from trained program mentors. Through a curriculum that rotates each session, girls explore positive body image, healthy relationships, economic literacy, self-advocacy, civic responsibility, and more.
“Girls Inc. Indy recognizes the urgent need to maintain a sense of community and support for our girls, who, naturally, feel added anxiety and stress this year,” said Elyssa Campodonico-Barr, President & Chief Executive Officer of Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis. “We know it is the powerful combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships and proven programming in a safe, pro-girl environment that helps girls to thrive, which is why we are thrilled to deliver engaging virtual learning to girls.”
Girls can attend four-week sessions each month throughout the school year, where they participate in age-appropriate groups. Mentors facilitate all programming through Zoom, and hardware support is provided as needed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each four-week session is $20, including all materials and supplies.
In order to make these programs available to as many girls as possible, limited income-based scholarships are available. To learn more and register, visit girlsincindy.org/virtual.