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.
Feeling isolated and alone was something Amber experienced from a young age. After leaving her abusive father, Amber and her mother and sister moved from shelter to shelter and struggled to find a safe space. At school, she was ostracized because she was diagnosed with autism. Amber then had to take on the role of helping her mother recover from a stroke. The loneliness she felt between her peers was highlighted and feeling alone gave Amber an inferiority complex that led to self-hatred.
When Amber discovered Girls Inc., she found the safe, girls-only environment that she longed for throughout her childhood. Here, she formed bonds with staff members who challenged her to play sports and work with other girls in activities that broke down barriers, allowing Amber to discover her strengths. She learned the importance of saving money, how to develop a business plan and create budgets. Amber began to see the differences between herself and her peers as strengths, not detriments. Instead of feeling isolated, she became self-assured and full of hope for her future.
Today, Amber is a Girls Inc. National Scholar and a student at Northwestern University studying business and international relations. At the 2014 Girls Inc. Los Angeles Celebration Luncheon, she described how Girls Inc. was in her corner when she needed it most.
March is Women's History Month - a tribute to women who, through their innovation and vision, have inspired generations of strong, smart, and bold leaders. What women do you admire? Tell us using #GirlsInc and #womenshistorymonth.
Historical Highlight: In 1992, Mae Jemison made history as the first African American woman to travel in space aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Today, Girls Inc. inspires girls to pursue STEM careers like those of astronauts, engineers and scientists.
Learn more about how we girls are excelling in STEM at Girls Inc.
Girls Inc. President and CEO Judy Vredenburgh recently sat down with Comcast Newsmakers to discuss findings that say 63% of college-aged women never consider running for public office versus 43% of college-aged men.
Watch the discussion about how a lack of diverse female role models is impacting young women and what Girls Inc. is doing to inspire more girls to take on leadership roles.
Girls Inc. is on Instagram! Follow us here to keep up with our girls and out strong, smart, and bold affiliates.
The 2015 New York Luncheon - Celebrating Women of Achievement will be held on March 12. Each year, we honor industry leaders who are inspiring girls to envision futures they had not thought possible.
Click here to register for the event and to learn more.
Girls Inc. is proud to be a partner in Union Pacific's new Instagram contest, "What Did You Build?" In honor of their 150th anniversary, Union Pacific is asking the public to share videos or photos that demonstrate something you've helped build. If your image or video is chosen, you can designate $150 to one charity partner, including Girls Inc.
Help us spread the word!