Are you a past member of Girls Inc. (formerly Girls Clubs of America)? If so, we invite you to join the Girls Inc. Alumnae Network! The benefits of reconnecting include:
- Keep informed of what Girls Inc. is doing today.
- Learn how to be an advocate for girls and girl leadership.
- Share your Girls Inc. story. How did Girls Inc. influence where you are today?
- Be connected to the growing network of Strong, Smart, and Bold women.
- Learn about opportunities to attend special events or to be interviewed on behalf of Girls Inc.
Are you a Girls Inc. alumna? Share how Girls Inc. impacted your life and shaped who you are today. Tell us about your latest accomplishments and how you are inspiring other girls.
Alumna Spotlight: Caroline Davis
At age 5, Caroline joined Girls Inc. and found a safe space while coping with her parents’ divorce and the family’s ongoing financial struggles. Her mom worked multiple jobs to get by, often requiring Caroline to be the primary caretaker for her younger brothers.
Girls Inc. provided Caroline with a place to just be herself; a place to explore, learn, and play. Trusted mentors encouraged Caroline to keep her focus in school and to not be discouraged about her future. She was given leadership opportunities and, most importantly, the consistent message that she mattered and was capable of anything.
Caroline earned her MA in Social Work from the University of Chicago and now serves as the Assistant Dean for Student Outreach and Support at Boston College. In this role, she assists students returning from medical leave, those coping with mental health issues, and the LGBTQ community. She is also happily married and has a young son named Logan.
Caroline encourages young people to seek out a nurturing community like the one she found at Girls Inc., reminding them that everyone needs help on their journey. Thank you, Caroline, for passing on the lessons you learned from Girls Inc. and continuing to empower young people to accomplish their goals.
“You are not ever alone and you can't do it alone. Find mentors, friends, teachers, family who support your dreams and help you find where you are going!”