I was in danger of not graduating, but my Girls Inc. mentors made time to talk and give me the skills I needed. Thanks to them, I graduated on time and I'm in college. Having women role models who believe in you makes all the difference." - DeLaina, 18
Treasure shoulders many responsibilities at home and while growing up she often felt overwhelmed. Yet, at Girls Inc., she is mentored by a volunteer and staff who she says "help me be the best that I can" and focus on her interests and strengths. Thanks to her Girls Inc. mentors, Treasure has been inspired to explore new opportunities, learn skills like how to write a resumé, and prepare for college.
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The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association has named Bridgette Heller their Woman of the Year. As the Executive Vice President and President of Merck Consumer Care, Bridgette is leading one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Bridgette, who served as the Girls Inc. board chair from 2008-2012, continues to inspire our mission with her unique STEM-focused insight. Learn more about Bridgette Heller's success.
Last week, Girls Inc. celebrated Girls Inc. Week 2013! Affiliates from all across the network hosted guest speakers and activities centered around this year's theme of building trusting, mentoring relationships. Take a look at what some affiliates did for Girls Inc. Week and learn more about how you can be a mentor to a young person in your life.
On May 15, two Girls Inc. girls from Lakeland, Florida attended the annual Congressional Club First Lady's Luncheon in the nation's capital, which dates back to 1912. Based on their leadership qualities, Tre'Keria, 13, and Tasia, 12,were chosen to represent Girls Inc., where they posed questions to First Lady Michelle Obama.
Thank you for rounding up at jcpenney during the month of April for the Girls Inc. Scholarship program! We raised over $800k in scholarships for girls who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend college.
Girls Inc. is proud to serve as a Facebook Gifts nonprofit partner. Show your support of Girls Inc. by making a charitable gift of $1 to $1,000 in honor of Mother's Day, a graduation, or other special events.
The Girls Inc. 2012 Annual Report is available online, highlighting our achievements for the year. Thank you to our partners for making this all possible.
Girls Inc. is committed to maximizing our resources in benefit of the girls we serve, which is why 84% of our expenses go directly to programming. Learn more here.
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