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Now available: 2014 Girls Inc. Annual Report 
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.

Spotlight

Building Lasting Mentoring Bonds at Girls Inc.

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.

Watch Alicia and other Girls Inc. National Scholars describe how Girls Inc. inspired them to set and achieve their goals. 

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Girls Inc. Statement on the 2015 State of the Union Address

Girls Inc. applauds President Obama's efforts to create a more educated and equitable America. Last night he announced plans for free community college, affordable, high-quality childcare, mandatory, paid family and sick leave, and equal pay for women. These reforms give our girls - and all Americans - a chance to dream and achieve.

Who Was In Your Corner?

January is National Mentoring Month and to celebrate, we’re asking our supporters friends and followers this question: “Who Was In Your Corner?” At Girls Inc., group mentoring offers girls a familiar, comfortable setting where girls can interact with peers while receiving guidance and support from adult leaders. Trusting, mentoring relationships are essential to help girls realize their potential.

Growing up, navigating obstacles as a teenager, or throughout your professional career, who was your mentor and how did she or he inspire you? Share your thanks using this downloadable sign and by using #InMyCorner and #GirlsInc on social media.

Download our guide for becoming an effective mentor, learn about new resources and get suggested activities to build or strengthen the relationship with your mentee. 

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Girls Inc. Joins The Girl Project

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

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