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.
Feeling isolated and alone was something Amber experienced from a young age. After leaving her abusive father, Amber and her mother and sister moved from shelter to shelter and struggled to find a safe space. At school, she was ostracized because she was diagnosed with autism. Amber then had to take on the role of helping her mother recover from a stroke. The loneliness she felt between her peers was highlighted and feeling alone gave Amber an inferiority complex that led to self-hatred.
When Amber discovered Girls Inc., she found the safe, girls-only environment that she longed for throughout her childhood. Here, she formed bonds with staff members who challenged her to play sports and work with other girls in activities that broke down barriers, allowing Amber to discover her strengths. She learned the importance of saving money, how to develop a business plan and create budgets. Amber began to see the differences between herself and her peers as strengths, not detriments. Instead of feeling isolated, she became self-assured and full of hope for her future.
Today, Amber is a Girls Inc. National Scholar and a student at Northwestern University studying business and international relations. At the 2014 Girls Inc. Los Angeles Celebration Luncheon, she described how Girls Inc. was in her corner when she needed it most.
Girls Inc. believes that every girl deserves to have positive, supportive relationships with adults and peers in her life. We work to help girls recognize healthy versus unhealthy relationships and advocate for her and others' right to be safe and respected.
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The 2015 New York Luncheon - Celebrating Women of Achievement will be held on March 12. Each year, we honor industry leaders who are inspiring girls to envision futures they had not thought possible.
Click here to register for the event and to learn more.
Google announced that they will work with New York City as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's $10 million Tech Talent Pipeline in an effort to engage more kids in STEM fields. A Girls Inc. Program Specialist who has been working with Google's Made With Code at Girls Inc. of New York City gave insight into how code is helping girls discover their passion and opening new ways to explore it.
Learn more about the partnership between Google and Girls Inc.