I am strong because I can lift my own weight. I am smart not just because I get As. I am bold because I am not afraid to stick up for my rights.
Girls Incorporated is a national research, education, and direct advocacy organization that inspires girls to be strong, smart, and bold(sm). Programs based on research gathered at the Girls Inc. National Resource Center encourage girls ages 6 to 18 to take risks and master physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges. Programs are offered through a network of 1,000 sites nationwide and are facilitated by trained professional staff.
Operation SMART builds girls' skills and interest in science, math, and technology. Hands-on activities give girls the opportunity to explore, ask questions, and solve problems.
Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy helps girls identify ways and reasons to avoid early pregnancy. The program fosters girls' communication skills, provides basic health education, and encourages girls to plan for the future through four age-appropriate components: Growing Together, Will Power/Won't Power, Taking Care of Business, and Health Bridge.
Girls Re-Cast TV teaches girls to analyze what they see and hear on television, film, and video. Girls learn to advocate for images they would like to see while gaining exposure to a range of entertainment careers.
Friendly PEERsuasion puts teenage girls in charge of helping younger girls avoid alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs by teaching healthy ways to confront peer pressure and manage stress.
Discovery partners girls and women in community-action projects chosen by the girls, building leadership skills and creating lasting change.
Project Bold promotes girls' awareness of their physical safety and boundaries. Girls develop techniques for self-defense and violence prevention.
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