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!
It’s Girls Inc. Week! All this week, we are saying thank you to champions for girls everywhere. Champions for girls are leaders who inspire girls and young people in their lives to work for positive change in their communities, leading to incredible advancements and growth. Thank you to all the champions for girls for inspiring the next generation of leaders.
What do you think it means to be a champion for girls? Tell us on Twitter using #GirlsIncWeek
Girls Inc. girls had the honor of meeting Oprah Winfrey to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Starbucks and Oprah Winfrey partnership benefiting youth education. Together, they discussed the importance of education, access to opportunities, and self-confidence.
Watch the behind the scenes taping.
Give a brow! We're partnering with Benefit Cosmetics on the #BoldIsBeautiful Project. During the month of May, every dollar from brow waxes at Benefit boutiques and Macy's Browbars will go towards empowering girls and women through education and mentorship.
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.