Programs

Girls Inc. of Lynn offers age appropriate, research based programs to elementary, middle school and high school girls, delivered by trained staff. The Girls Inc. mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold. We put our mission into practice through the Girls Inc. experience that equips girls to navigate gender, economic and social barriers to grow into healthy, educated and independent adults.

There are six essential elements of the Girls Inc. Experience:
  • A pro-girl and girls-only environment
  • Mentoring relationships with adult staff and volunteers
  • Intentional programming
  • Research-based curricula
  • Interactive, motivating and deliberate activities
  • Sustained exposure to programming and connection with a girl over time

Girls Inc. believes that girls have the right to prepare for interesting work and economic independence. Our programs emphasize six core themes:

  • Careers and Life Planning
  • Self-Reliance and Life Skills
  • Sports and Adventure
  • Health and Sexuality
  • Culture and Heritage
  • Leadership and Community Action

School-Age After School Programs

contact sheet 60This program offers girls ages 5 to 12 (grades K-6) academic and hands-on enrichment activities through a combination of quality academic and enrichment program. It is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC), and the Department of Children & Family Services (DCF) to provide quality care for 156 girls at our building, the Demakes center, on 50 High Street.

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Middle School Programs114. Duffy-Marie Arnoult Photography

The Middle School program is designed to empower girls grades 6 through 8 with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to make healthy decisions; achieve academic success; and develop positive relationships with adults and peers.

The program is built on four cornerstones: academic support, personal development, career exploration, and physical well being.

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Teen Programs

contact sheet 100Girls in grades 9 through 12 participate in our teen programs which address the serious issues facing teens, including: early sexual activity, alcohol, drugs, tobacco and racism.

These programs offer computer access; one-on-one advising; homework help; job and college preparation, community involvement and mentoring.

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National Programs

Girls Incorporated is a national research, education, and direct advocacy organization that inspires girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Programs based on research gathered at the Girls Inc. National Resource Center encourage girls, ages 5 to 18, to take educated risks and master physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges. Programs are offered through a network of 1,000 sites nationwide and Canada and are facilitated by trained professional staff. 

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Summer Programs

Summer is a busy time at Girls Inc. of Lynn! We are now accepting applications for all of our programs that are held at our building, the Demakes Center, at 50 High Street. We offer Summer Programs for girls of all ages.

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