About Girls Incorporated
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, providing more than 140,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face. The Girls Inc. Experience consists of people, an environment, and programming that, together, empower girls to succeed. Trained staff and volunteers build lasting, mentoring relationships in girls-only spaces that are physically and emotionally safe and where girls find a sisterhood of support with shared drive, mutual respect, and high expectations. Hands-on, research-based programs provide girls with the skills and knowledge to set goals, overcome obstacles, and improve academic performance. Informed by girls and their families, Girls Inc. also works with policymakers to advocate for legislation and initiatives that increase opportunities for girls. At Girls Inc., girls grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Join us at girlsinc.org.
Programs Girls Incorporated develops research-based informal education programs that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges. Major programs address math and science education, pregnancy and drug-abuse prevention, media literacy, economic literacy, adolescent health, violence prevention, and sports participation.
Research The National Resource Center (NRC) is the organization's research, information services, and training site. Research and evaluation conducted by the NRC provide the foundation for Girls Inc. programs. The NRC also responds to requests for information on girls' issues and distributes Girls Inc. publications.
Advocacy Girls Incorporated informs policy makers about girls' needs locally and nationally. The organization educates the media about critical issues facing girls. In addition, the organization teaches girls how to advocate for themselves and their communities, using their voices to promote positive change.
Funding Girls Inc. is a nonprofit organization which receives 77 percent of its revenue from public support—corporations, foundations, government grants, and individuals. The remainder comes from affiliate dues, fees, interest, and dividends. More than three-quarters of the organization's functional expenses go directly to support program services for girls.
National Leadership Our national leadership focuses on developing innovative ways to leverage our most valuable asset—acknowledged expertise as the nation's premiere program provider and advocate for girls—to expand our reach to more than a million girls by the year 2002. Our leaders include Frank Burnes, National Board Chair; and Donna Brace Ogilvie, National Board Honorary Chair.