Thanks to you, our supporters and donors, Girls Inc. helps change the lives of hundreds of thousands of girls across the U.S. and Canada. Read about our achievements and the Girls Inc. girls who benefit most from your generosity.
Mentoring, along with a safe, girls-only environment and hands-on, minds-on programming, trained Girls Inc. staff and volunteers is essential to the Girls Inc. experience. Here, girls like Alicia who started attending Girls Inc. in first grade, receive the support and guidance they need to become better learners and effective leaders. As a student from a Spanish-speaking home, Alicia spoke very little English, which put her at risk of falling behind in school. With the help of bilingual Girls Inc. mentors and lessons, Alicia excelled in school.
As Alicia continued to grow, so did the mentoring relationships she formed at Girls Inc. Despite seeing other kids in her community deal with drugs and violence, Alicia's Girls Inc. mentors encouraged her to focus on education. As a result, in 7th grade she set her sights on exploring opportunities in Girls Inc. Eureka!, which encourages girls’ exploration of careers in STEM fields. At Eureka’s summer activities, Alicia was introduced to fields from environmental science to women’s rights. She also received an internship at the Stanford Research Institute International, which inspired her to pursue a career in Anthropology.
Today, Alicia is a Girls Inc. National Scholar and the first in her family to go to college. At the 2014 Girls Inc. Los Angeles Celebration Luncheon, Alicia spoke about the impact that Girls Inc. mentors have had in her life.
Girls Inc. believes that every girl deserves to have positive, supportive relationships with adults and peers in her life. We work to help girls recognize healthy versus unhealthy relationships and advocate for her and others' right to be safe and respected.
Download and share our tips for talking with all youth about healthy relationships.
Last month we asked, “Who Was In Your Corner?” We heard from Girls Inc. girls, staff, and alumnae about how mentoring helped them build confidence, navigate obstacles, and see new options for their future.
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View clips from the 2014 annual Girls Inc. Los Angeles Celebration Luncheon and see how our National Scholars and Honorees are shaping the future of leadership.
The 2015 New York Luncheon - Celebrating Women of Achievement will be held on March 12. Click here to register for the event and to learn more.
Girls Inc. is proud to partner with The Girl Project, a Glamour initiative that breaks down barriers to secondary education for young women. Girls Inc. was selected for our work providing girls in the U.S. and Canada with a safe environment, research-based programming, and trained staff to ensure girls make healthy decisions, succeed academically, set goals and develop life skills.
Girls Inc. President and CEO Judy Vredenburgh and Fargana, one of the 2014 Women of the Year Fund Honorees, shared why this project is so important with The New York Times.