The Girls Inc. Difference
With a belief in girls’ rights and abilities, Girls Inc. ensures:
Girls grow up STRONG (healthy). Girls Inc. teaches healthy living so girls are able to make informed decisions, resist peer pressure,avoid risky behaviors,and take charge of their health:
- Girls develop assertiveness and refusal skills to avoid substance use and educate peers and younger girls on these issues.
- Girls learn about their bodies and identify ways and reasons to avoid early pregnancy and prevent STIs.
- Girls learn media influences on self-perception.
- Girls embrace sportsmanship, positive risk taking, and team building.
- Girls build a holistic approach to stress management, nutrition, physical activity, and body image.
Girls grow up SMART (educated). Girls Inc.provides academic enrichment so girls increase their love of learning,improve performance in school,aspire to and plan for education beyond high school, and explore non-traditional careers:
- Girls receive homework help and tutoring in support of classroom learning.
- Girls boost literacy skills and take ownership of learning.
- Girls develop enthusiasm for and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and view these fields as career options.
- Girls prepare for college, including course selection, campus visits, and securing financial aid.
- Girls explore job readiness through workshops and introduction to diverse women professionals in various careers.
Girls grow up BOLD (independent). Girls build life skills to set and achieve goals and increase resilience in the face of obstacles to live productive and fulfilling lives:
- Girls learn to earn, save, and spendmoney with confidence and understand economic concepts from the individual to global levels.
- Girls build leadership skills and create lasting social change through community action projects.
- Girls gain the skills and confidence to be future voters, candidates, and legislators with nonpartisan civic engagement activities.
- Girls learn to avoid and address violence in their homes, relationships, and communities
- Girls develop their voices and learn to positively advocate for themselves and others.