I am strong because I can lift my own weight. I am smart not just because I get As. I am bold because I am not afraid to stick up for my rights.
Girls Inc. is proud to be the jcpenney Round Up partner for April. All month long, customers shopping at any jcpenney store or at jcp.com, will have the opportunity to round up their purchase. The rounded up amount will go to Girls Inc. college scholarships, giving countless Girls Inc. girls the opportunity to attend college and follow their dreams.
Every round up helps another girl pursue her passion. Together, we can raise $1 million to benefit Girls Inc. college scholarships.
To learn more and watch Helen describe how winning the Girls Inc. scholarship changed her life, click here.
ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge Celebrations
For three years, teen girls in Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, and Alameda County (CA) built and managed real-time, virtual $50,000 portfolios, supported by trained Girls Inc. staff and ING U.S. employee volunteers.
In addition to returns ranging from 31% to over 50%, the girls gained lifelong lessons such as opening communication about money with family, a better understanding of the economy and how it affects their lives, and more confidence with finance.
Across the country this summer, girls, their families, Girls Inc. staff, and ING volunteers and executives have come together this summer to award college scholarships to 35 girls based on their portfolio gains.
Photo: Girls Inc. of New York City participants with Judy Vredenburgh, Girls Inc. President and CEO, and Rob Leary, ING U.S. President and Chief Operating Officer.
Judy Vredenburgh Honored by The NonProfit Times
Congratulations to Girls Inc. President and CEO Judy Vredenburgh in being named to The NonProfit Times Power and Influence Top 50 of 2012.
Judy was selected for her lifelong commitment in providing education and resources for girls and her leadership growing our reach to serve more girls with critical programs and resources.
Learn more and meet all the Top 50.
Girls Inc. Celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Capitol Hill
Veronica Hanc (pictured right), of Girls Inc. of New York City, spoke on Capitol Hill for National Girls and Women in Sports Day on February 1. She credited her experiences at Girls Inc. playing basketball and volleyball with helping her succeed in school, deal with stress, and build confidence. Veronica then joined by her coach, Destiney (pictured left), to visit Congressional offices lobbying for a strong Title IX alongside several Olympic athletes.
Read more about the panel discussion celebrating almost 40 years of Title IX and Veronica's participation.
Honest, Accurate Sex Education Benefits Girls
Girls Inc. is heartened to see some communities in Texas shifting their sex education policies to emphasize decision-making skills and medically correct information ("More Schools Choose to Teach Abstinence-Plus," The New York Times, September 16, 2011). A more comprehensive approach to sex education is essential in countering dangerous misinformation...
Read the full response from Girls Inc. to the shifting approach on sex education in some Texas communities and learn how we empower girls to make smart, healthy decisions.
Girls Inc. Attends the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting
Girls Inc. proudly attended the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting as a member organization. From September 20 -22, Girls Inc. President & CEO Judy Vredenburgh joined heads of state, corporate CEOs, and other nonprofit directors in discussing innovative ideas and creating programs to affect lasting change. For the third year, girls and women were a focus of the meeting. Our commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative is the expansion of Girls Inc. Eureka!® which encourages girls to explore education and career paths in STEM fields.
Girls Inc. Ranked Among Top High-Impact Nonprofits
Girls Inc. is honored to be ranked a top high-impact youth serving nonprofit by Philanthropedia, a GuideStar research organization. Philanthropedia surveyed 88 experts with an average of 19 years' experience for their recommendations. Out of 178 national organizations identified, Girls Inc. ranked fifth of nine top nonprofits.
Experts cited the Girls Inc. commitment to research on programming, passionate leadership, and support of girls’ positive development on multiple levels as evidence of our powerful outcomes for girls.
White House Honors Girls Inc. as Champion of Change
Girls Inc. was honored as a White House Champion of Change for our work in substance abuse prevention. LaKisha Bryant, Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Albany, and Ebony, a 12 year old Girls Inc. participant, represented Girls Inc. at the White House, where they took part in a roundtable discussion and tour.
To learn more about White House Champions of Change, please visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/champions.
Girls Inc. Hosts Twenty Teen Girls for NYC Entrepreneurship Camp
Girls Inc. brought twenty teen girls from across the U.S. to New York City for the Girls Inc. Corporate CampSM for Entrepreneurs, sponsored by the Sam's Club Giving Program. The initiative gives girls a hands-on opportunity to build leadership and financial skills while exploring the benefits and challenges of business ownership with successful women entrepreneurs.
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