Girls Inc. delivers life-changing programs that inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Research-based curricula, delivered by trained professionals, equip girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. The network of local Girls Inc. nonprofit organizations serves 140,000 girls ages 6-18 annually at over 1,200 sites in 350 cities across the United States and Canada.

Girls Inc Operation Smart®

A program designed to provide hands-on experiences with math, science and technology. It builds girls’ skills with activities that give girls the opportunity to explore, ask questions and solve problems through projects, games and exploration.

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Girls Inc Economic Literacy®

This program provides girls with the skills and confidence they need to contribute to the economy. Girls learn how to budget, save, spend and make informed financial decisions. Girls discuss issues regarding equal pay, child care welfare and other economic issues that particularly affect women and girls.

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Girls Inc Sporting Chance®

Encouraging movement and athletic skills through cooperative play, competitive spirit, health awareness and interest in all sports as girls explore career and life opportunities related to sports. We encourage girls to explore and experience healthy risk taking and nutrition.

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Leadership and Community Action

Girls build their leadership skills and create lasting social change through community action projects. In Discovery®, girls ages 9 to 11 celebrate the heritage of girls and women as leaders and develop awareness of themselves as community resources and trustees of the common good. In In Our Own Hands®, girls ages 12 to 14 deepen their understanding of girls and women as social change agents and of leadership as a collective process grounded in belonging to and having responsibility for one’s community.

Media Literacy

Girls increase their awareness of the scope and power of the media and the effects of media messages on girls and women. They learn to analyze critically what they see and hear in the media, advocate for change in entertainment, news, and advertising media, and create images that are more realistic and reflective of their lives. Components of the program include: Media and MeSM, Media SmartsSM, Girls Take Another LookSM, Girls Get the MessageSM, and Girls Make the Message.SM

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Project BOLD

Girls learn skills and strategies to lead safer lives in their homes, in relationships, in their communities, and online. Girls learn specific self-defense techniques and how to seek out and talk to caring adults about personal violence. Older girls also take on a community action project to advocate for a safer world for all women and girls. Components of the program include Be BOLD; Action for SafetySM; and Living Safe and StrongSM.

Mind and Body

Girls have the right to accept and appreciate their bodies, and are entitled to thrive in communities that invest in their total physical, mental, and emotional wellness. Girls need access to information, resources, and skills to be effective partners in promoting their own healthy development. This program focuses on four pillars that, according to research, play a major role in fortifying girls’ ability to develop and sustain strong minds and strong bodies. They are: nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and body image.

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Magic Within

This program is to engage girls in exploring their hopes and dreams, sharing them with each other and exploring ways to make those dreams reality through realistic goal settings. Girls are engage in all activities in varying roles from leaders to team members. The program motivates them to action through fun activities and creative expression; helps them develop communication and leadership skills and gives them the time and space to dream of possibilities.

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In Her Shoes

A special program for girls that will provide an opportunity to think about their futures by providing career exploration and interaction with successful role models. Our goal is to expose young women (grades 4-8th) to a wide variety of possible careers. It will provide opportunity to explore career possibilities under the guidance of women mentors of diverse backgrounds and professions, and encourage them to think about their futures.

Build IT

Youth explore the designed world through hands-on activities while learning that design is a process that involves identifying and solving problems for a specific group of users. They learn to analyze familiar objects as designed objects with affordances and limitations.

Math Plus

This program is designed to help students find the math in everyday experiences and create awareness about the importance of math skills for future educational choices and career options. An emphasis on career connections and role models is integrated throughout the activities. The program engages students in grades 3-8 who are attending afterschool programs.