The Girls Inc. Experience

Today, girls continue to encounter significant obstacles to their well-being and success.

1IMG_1259-1 IN 4 GIRLS will not finish high school.

78% OF GIRLS are unhappy with their bodies by age 17.

3 IN 10 GIRLS will become pregnant before the age of 20.

1 IN 5 GIRLS will be a victim of childhood sexual abuse.

The Girls Inc. experience helps girls to grow up:

Strong: Girls gain knowledge to embrace physical activity, positive body image, and nutrition while decreasing or delaying substance use and risky sexual activity.

Smart: Girls increase their love of learning, improve performance in school, and aspire to and plan for education beyond high school.

Bold: Girls build life skills to set and achieve goals and increase resilience in the face of obstacles to live productive and fulfilling lives.

The essential elements of the Girls Inc. experience are:

  • A safe place where girls’ interests, opinions, and concerns are valued by adults and other girls
  • Trusting relationships with adult mentors with expertise in issues girls face
  • Experiences that broaden girls’ horizons and counter stereotypes
  • Curricula built on research that provides age-appropriate knowledge and builds girls’ skills
  • Hands-on, challenging, and fun activities that encourage girls to embrace learning
  • A consistent presence from elementary through high school that helps girls make positive choices and plan for their futures