Indianapolis, IN – Mayor Joe Hogsett has declared May 8th as Girls Inc. Indy Day, celebrating the incredible contributions of Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis makes to the Indianapolis community, especially in empowering and educating young girls.
Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis is dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Through innovative programming, Girls Inc. Indy equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and to grow up healthy, educated, and independent. With a mission to advocate for policies that ensure equity and inclusion for all girls, Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis is at the forefront of empowering young women to excel and pursue their dreams.
Girls Inc., a national network of affiliates in the United States and Canada, provides girls with holistic, compensatory, and intentional programming focusing on three core areas:
1. Healthy Living and Education: Girls Inc. promotes physical and emotional well-being through healthy living education and programs that encourage academic success, including STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education, financial literacy, and college and career readiness.
2. Life Skills Development: Girls Inc. fosters the development of essential life skills such as leadership, assertiveness, decision-making, and critical thinking, enabling girls to navigate challenges and achieve their goals confidently.
3. Advocacy for Girls’ Rights and Opportunities: Girls Inc. advocates for policies and practices that ensure equity and inclusion for all girls, empowering them to challenge stereotypes, overcome obstacles, and become agents of positive change in their communities.
Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis has been instrumental in shaping the futures of countless girls in the Indianapolis area, providing them with the tools, resources, and support they need to thrive. By proclaiming May 8th as Girls Inc. Indy Day, Mayor Joe Hogsett reaffirms the city’s commitment to supporting the advancement and empowerment of girls and young women.
Please join us in celebrating Girls Inc. Indy Day on May 8th. For the first annual celebration, we want to highlight the first graduating Eureka! class of our STEM program, Eureka!. Starting the summer after their eighth-grade year, Eurekans gain STEM exposure, explore career paths, and establish college and career readiness in 5 years of programming. We are thrilled to celebrate the first graduating class and congratulate them on their accomplishments and future successes. On May 8th, let us honor the impactful work of Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis in empowering girls to achieve their dreams, and create a more equitable and inclusive Indianapolis for all.