I was in danger of not graduating, but my Girls Inc. mentors made time to talk and give me the skills I needed. Thanks to them, I graduated on time and I'm in college. Having women role models who believe in you makes all the difference." - DeLaina, 18
Growing up in Alabama, Alicia knew she was different. She knew she was meant to be a leader, but bringing out those leadership qualities was hard for her. Alicia often felt like she didn’t fit in because of her diverse, mixed background. Forced to deal with hurtful issues like racism, she developed low self-esteem and a lack of confidence. At Girls Inc., Alicia was exposed to programs in an all-girl environment that gave her the assurance to speak up, and the confidence to overcome obstacles like stereotypes and limitations that others put in front of her. There, Alicia formed powerful bonds with fellow Girls Inc. girls and mentors who taught her to not only accept the qualities that set her apart from the crowd, but to embrace them and use them to empower her success.
Today, Alicia is a strong, smart, and bold student preparing for her first semester at the University of Alabama with dreams of pursuing a career as an Occupational Therapist.
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We are with Oklahoma during this time of immense loss and devastation. Our thoughts are with all those who have been impacted.
On May 24, six girls from Girls Inc. of Wayne County, Indiana will be guests at the White House where they will meet with Sam Kass, executive director of Let's Move!, to talk about the importance of physical activity among youth. Let's Move! inspired the girls to take 2,000 steps each day, lead nutrition lessons, and to eat healthy food. Learn more about how these Girls Inc. girls created their own version of Let's Move! that brought them to Washington.
Thank you for rounding up at jcpenney during the month of April for the Girls Inc. Scholarship program! We raised over $800k in scholarships for girls who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend college.
Girls Inc. is proud to serve as a Facebook Gifts nonprofit partner. Show your support of Girls Inc. by making a charitable gift of $1 to $1,000 in honor of a graduation or other special events.
The Girls Inc. 2012 Annual Report is available online. Thank you to our partners for making this all possible.
Girls Inc. is committed to maximizing our resources in benefit of our girls, which is why 84% of our expenses go directly to programming. Learn more here.
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