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Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold

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

Finding Confidence in Differences

As a young girl, Vanessa felt torn between, and rejected by, both aspects of her cultural identity: Ghanaian and American. While some of her classmates ridiculed her dark complexion, some fellow Ghanaians disapproved that she never learned the primary language of the country. 

Feeling like she would never fit in, but eager to find a safe space where she could just be herself, Vanessa joined Girls Inc. where she discovered Girls Inc. Eureka!, a multi-year program that gives girls experience on a college campus and exposes them to STEM fields. Here, she met supportive girls who became her friends; gained in-depth knowledge about the environment; and learned to take positive risks. By having a space where Vanessa could talk openly about feeling like she didn't belong, she found the strength to embrace her differences, not hide them. The hands-on, minds-on activities that Vanessa immersed herself in at Girls Inc. inspired her to think about what she wanted to do after high school. With her Eureka! experience as a foundation and college as her goal for the future, she was guided through the college application process with the help of Girls Inc. mentors.  

Now a 2015 Girls Inc. National Scholar, Vanessa will attend the University of Nevada, Reno in September. Congratulations, Vanessa! We are so proud of everything that you have accomplished and all that you will achieve.

News

Support Mentoring and Make Your Voice Matter Today!

Girls are the fastest growing demographic in the juvenile justice system. But most of these girls are "low-risk" and "high-need." Mentoring keeps them on a path to success rather than dropping out, getting pregnant, and using drugs.

Girls Inc. connects girls with trained, trusted mentors that make a real difference. Mentoring is the cornerstone of the life-changing work that we deliver to over 140,000 girls. Your voice is critical to giving at-risk girls the confidence that they need to soar and succeed. 

Tell your representatives in Congress to support the Girls Inc. application for a U.S. Department of Justice Youth Mentoring Grant. 

Support Us

Teavana Kicks Off Partnership with $100,000 Donation

Teavana announced its official national partnership with Girls Inc. and a $100,000 donation that will support girls in preparing for college, careers, and transitioning from high school to the next stages of their lives. At the launch, Girls Inc. girls also took part in a speed mentoring session where they met with women from a range of industries and got tips on how to transition from high school to college and beyond.

Get an inside look at the partnership launch between Teavana and Girls Inc.

Read the full press release.

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