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Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold

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

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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Girls Inc. Alumna Honored as White House Champion of Change in STEM

Girls Inc. Alumna Honored as White House Champion of Change for Encouraging Girls in STEM Fields

NEW YORK - December 7, 2011 –  Girls Inc. congratulates Bianca Bailey, an alumna of Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas and past Girls Inc. National Scholar, on  her selection as a Champion of Change by the White House. Bianca is one of 12 recipients of the Champions of Change honor for being leaders in the effort to recruit and retain girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

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Girls Inc. Ranked Among Top High-Impact Nonprofits

NEW YORK - September 2, 2011 - Girls Inc. is honored to be ranked atop high-impact youth serving nonprofit by Philanthropedia, a GuideStar research organization. Philanthropedia surveyed 88 experts with an average of 19 years' experience for their recommendations. Out of 178 national organizations identified, Girls Inc. ranked fifth of nine top nonprofits.

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ING Foundation and Girls Inc. Launch Innovative Investment Challenge for Girls Ages 12-18

Teams of Girls in Four Cities from New York to Los Angeles To Learn the Basics of Long-Term Investing While Managing $50,000 Virtual Portfolios

Girls to Keep Portfolio Gains in the Form of College Scholarships

NEW YORK - February 12, 2009 - The ING Foundation and Girls Inc., the nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold SM , announced the launch of the ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge — an innovative program that will give participating girls practical, hands-on investing experience while allowing them to keep their gains in the form of college scholarships.

With the help and guidance of trained Girls Inc. staff and ING employee volunteers, teams of girls ages 12-18 build and manage diversified, real-time portfolios as part of an integrative investment- and economic-literacy curriculum. The program begins with a one-year pilot in New York City, Denver, and Los Angeles and Alameda counties in California.

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