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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

Donna Brace Ogilvie: Dedicated to Girls Inc.

As a Girls Inc. supporter and advocate for over 60 years, Donna Brace Ogilvie has helped bring transformational Girls Inc. programming to thousands of girls. Her commitment is an exemplary representation of what it means to be strong, smart, and bold. We cannot express enough our gratitude to Donna for her long-time dedication to Girls Inc. 

Click here to learn more about Donna and why she supports Girls Inc. 

Brisma Faces Challenges Head On

As a young teen, Brisma didn’t think she would face many challenges. She had a great relationship with her mother, who was her closest confidante, and they often spoke about her future. Brisma’s family was always there for her, and they inspired her to pursue her career path of becoming a child psychologist. For Brisma, the challenges that she didn’t think she would face came just as she started high school when her mother began a job that took her away from home and a family member was deployed to Iraq. Brisma was chastised in front of her peers and was told her that she would not get into college and, quickly, she began to believe what she was being told.

When Girls Inc. came to her school, Brisma discovered how she could handle the challenges in her life. Here, she learned about maintaining healthy relationships with friends and family members and how to communicate to her mother that she felt alone and forgotten. The confidence to speak up for herself also helped Brisma succeed in school, where she renewed her drive to attend college and study psychology: a field she is studying today at San Diego State University.  

Are you a Girls Inc. alumna? If so, we want to hear from you. Connect with the Girls Inc. Alumnae Network today!

News

Lockheed Martin $500,000 Grant Supports STEM

Girls Inc. is proud to partner with Lockheed Martin to strengthen its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming for 500 girls, connecting girls ages 9-12 with Lockheed Martin mentors across the U.S.

Learn more about this exciting partnership. 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Girls Inc. is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Each year, Girls Inc. serves thousands of girls, 22% of whom are Latinas. The Girls Inc. Latina Initiative provides our affiliate network with the tools, training, and support they need to effectively reach and serve Latina girls. We focus on developing leadership skills, maintaining healthy lifestyles, sound decision-making skills, and providing the right preparation so girls are equipped to go onto college. 

Learn more about the Girls Inc. Latina Initiative.

Girls Inc. Joins Google Made with Code

September is full of new beginnings and setting academic goals for the school year. This summer we started something new at Girls Inc., too: coding! In partnership with Google’s Made with Code, Girls Inc. is giving hundreds of girls the opportunity to learn the skills that will equip them for careers in tech, an industry largely under-represented by women. 

Get an inside look and stay tuned for more updates from Girls Inc. coders!

Support Us

Teavana Oprah Chai Benefits Girls Inc.

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., so try a chai, take a picture, and share it using #TeavanaOprahChai and #girlsinc.

Learn more about Girls Inc. and Teavana Oprah Chai.  

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