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.
In an effort to fit in and make friends in a new school, Emily befriended a group of girls who targeted anyone they thought was different. She also did not want to let the other girls know she excelled in her classes and pretended not to care about school.
After two years of hiding her real self, Emily looked for clubs in her Orange County community that would show her how to be a positive influence and help develop her passion for outreach. When she found Girls Inc., Emily discovered opportunities to mentor girls, workshops that focused on overcoming negative body image stereotypes, and Eureka!, a Girls Inc. program that introduces girls to STEM fields and careers.
As she got closer to graduation, Girls Inc. mentors helped Emily applying to college and she had the opportunity to interact with influential women and in her community who finished college and were on the path to success. As a result of her own experience, Emily was inspired to become a role model for other girls who thought college was out of reach for them. At school, she was elected president of an organization that promotes teacher appreciation and she continued to mentor younger girls.
Today, Emily is preparing for a career as a teacher at Mills College in California.
Learn about more Girls Inc. National Scholars.
Girls Inc. is proud to partner with The Girl Project, a Glamour initiative to break down barriers to secondary education for young women around the world. 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 mentors to ensure girls make healthy decisions, succeed academically, set goals and develop life skills.
On November 10 Fargana, a Girls Inc. girl, was onstage at Carnegie Hall as one of the 2014 Women of the Year Fund Honorees, a group called "The Bravest Girls in the World".
Teavana Oprah Chai Tea is on sale at Starbucks and Teavana stores across the U.S. and Canada. Proceeds from the sale of Teavana Oprah Chai benefit Girls Inc.
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Throughout the month of November, Girls Inc. will be saying "thank you" to our supporters, partners, donors and friends. We're calling it Girls Inc. 30 Days of Gratitude, our time to reflect on the achievements of the past year and to give thanks to everyone who has made it possible to change the lives of so many girls around the U.S. and Canada.
The annual Girls Inc. Los Angeles Celebration Luncheon, where we acknowledged the remarkable achievements of women in the entertainment industry and the Girls Inc. National Scholars they inspire, was held on Wednesday, November 19.