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Girls Inc.: Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold.

It's good to be a girl in this world today. I like being a girl because I can speak for myself. I can stand up for myself. Being a girl makes me strong.

Girls Inc. Spotlight

Girls Inc. Joins Million Women Mentors STEM Initiative

NEW YORK - January 8, 2014 — Girls Inc. will partner with the “Million Women Mentors” (MWM) initiative. MWM will launch Jan. 8, 2014 during National Mentoring Month, in Washington, D.C at the National Press Club. The initiative will support the engagement of one million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) mentors – male and female – to increase the interest and confidence of girls and young women to pursue and succeed in STEM degrees and careers.

For over 25 years, Girls Inc. has developed girls’ enthusiasm for and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with Girls Inc. Operation SMART®. Through hands-on activities, girls explore, ask questions, persist, and solve problems. By interacting with women and men pursuing STEM careers, girls come to view these careers as exciting and realistic options for themselves.  

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Girls Inc. Supports Computer Science Education Week

NEW YORK - December 2013 – Girls Inc. affiliates across the U.S. and Canada deliver programming, which encourages girls to develop enthusiasm for and skills in STEM through hands-on activities think like scientists. Through Operation SMART, girls establish meaningful mentoring relationships with leaders in STEM fields. Affiliates also partner with colleges and community corporations for girls to explore careers and higher education options in STEM industries.

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Girls Inc. Mentors Help Alicia Find Her Voice

Growing up in Alabama, Alicia always knew she was different. She knew she was meant to be a leader. However, bringing out those leadership qualities was hard for Alicia who often felt like she didn't fit in with her peers because of her diverse, mixed background. Forced to deal with hurtful issues like racism, Alicia developed low self-esteem and a lack of confidence in her abilities. With the guidance of trusted mentors at Girls Inc., Alicia was exposed to programs that 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 to succeed. Today, Alicia is a strong, smart, and bold student at the University of Alabama in Mobile where she is preparing for a career as an Occupational Therapist.

Learn more about Girls Inc. programs and discover more about our 2013 Girls Inc. National Scholars.  

Girls Inc. Advocates on Afterschool and First Lady's College Initiative

Girls Inc. brought its expertise on providing girls with life-changing out-of-school-time programming and experiences to Washington, D.C. on November 14. 

Girls Inc. President & CEO Judy Vredenburgh, Orange County CEO Lucy Santana, and National Scholar Adriana Embus spoke at a Capitol Hill briefing about the importance of supportive girls-only environments in helping girls unleash their inherent strengths. 

Adriana, a Girls Inc. alumna from Georgia and current student at Yale University on a full scholarship, spoke about how Girls Inc. helped her cope with her father's PTSD, take on leadership roles, explore STEM, and thrive at a competitive high school.

We were thrilled to partner with Mrs. Obama on her initiative to encourage more low-income student to attend college. 

Girls Inc. Commends President Obama on Addressing STEM Education in State of Union

Girls Inc. applauds President Barack Obama for his recognition of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and achievement as vital to the success of our nation.

We thank and commend President Obama and the First Lady for including these guests and thereby highlighting the importance of STEM education for girls. Unfortunately, the accomplishments of these illustrious guests do not reflect our nation’s current position in this area.

The 2012 Girls Inc. Los Angeles Celebration Luncheon

On November 14, 2012, we recognized four incredible leaders from around the entertainment community and four outstanding Girls Inc. National Scholars at our 17th Girls Inc. Los Angeles Celebration Luncheon. Held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Luncheon brings together leaders from across the entertainment industry who embody the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.  

Discovery Education and Girls Inc. Partner to Give Girls Across the Country Access to STEM Resources

Partnership will provide Girls Inc. network of 136,000 girls with access to Discovery Education’s STEM Camp resources.

NEW YORK - September 24, 2013 – Girls Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold, and Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-based digital content and professional development for K-12, announced a partnership to provide Discovery Education’s STEM Camp resources to girls across the United States.

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Girls Inc. Joins “Let Freedom Ring” Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

President & CEO Judy Vredenburgh and Girls Inc. National Scholar Speak on the Freedom to Prosper

NEW YORK - August 22, 2013 – Girls Inc. President & CEO Judy Vredenburgh and Girls Inc. National Scholar Shantia McCarthur joined social change leaders and current and former U.S. Presidents in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream of freedom on Wednesday August 28, 2013 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. 

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A Message from Judy Vredenburgh on 2013 Declining Childhood Obesity Rates

NEW YORK - August 6, 2013 - A new CDC report shows a small but significant decrease in obesity among preschoolers from low-income households in 18 states. This decline is particularly worthy of celebration because preschoolers who are overweight or obese are five times more likely to be so as adults.

It is also a critical opportunity for examining what works and invigorating efforts across youth and family service organizations, as the report also found obesity rates held steady in 20 states and increased in three.

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