Thanks to you, our supporters and donors, Girls Inc. helps change the lives of hundreds of thousands of girls across the U.S. and Canada. Read about our achievements and the Girls Inc. girls who benefit most from your generosity.
For Sonia, joining Girls Inc. was the first step in learning about entrepreneurship and the importance of being financially independent. Growing up, Sonia was often limited in the extracurricular activities she could participate in after school. Her parents were supportive, but strict and concerned about her being away from her family and their neighborhood. However, Sonia was able to attend Girls Inc. and participate in a business and entrepreneurship summit called Girls In Charge. The experience proved to be life-changing and set her on a path that made her family proud. Through Girls In Charge, Sonia learned to design business plans, mentor younger girls, and present ideas in impactful ways. Sonia also traveled away from home for the first time, met other Girls Inc. girls on a college campus, and began to see how business and entrepreneurship could play a critical role in her future.
Passionate about business and problem-solving, today Sonia is preparing to study business and math in college in her home state of Texas. Sonia is a 2015 Girls Inc. National Scholar, and a $20,000 scholarship recipient. Congratulations, Sonia!
Girls Inc. girls are featured in the Teavana® Oprah Chai campaign announced on April 6 that will run throughout the week on NBC during “The Voice” and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, as well as on numerous online channels. Watch the ad.
The girls had the honor of meeting Oprah Winfrey to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Starbucks and Oprah Winfrey partnership benefiting youth education. They enjoyed a heartfelt discussion with Ms. Winfrey on the importance of education, access to opportunities, and self-confidence. Take a look behind the scenes.
Read more about this exciting campaign.
What Did You Build? That's what #UnionPacific is asking as part of their Instagram contest. It's easy: share your video or photos that demonstrate something you've helped build and if selected you can designate $150 to one charity partner, including Girls Inc.
So, tell us #WhatDidYouBuild?
Thanks to our partners, sponsors and friends the 2015 New York Luncheon - Celebrating Women of Achievement on March 12th was an enormous success!
Click here to learn more about the event and stay tuned for video highlights from the event.