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Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold

Girls Inc.: Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold.

It's good to be a girl in this world today. I like being a girl because I can speak for myself. I can stand up for myself. Being a girl makes me strong.

Press Releases

Girls Inc. Advocates on Afterschool and First Lady's College Initiative

Girls Inc. brought its expertise on providing girls with life-changing out-of-school-time programming and experiences to Washington, D.C. on November 14. 

Girls Inc. President & CEO Judy Vredenburgh, Orange County CEO Lucy Santana, and National Scholar Adriana Embus spoke at a Capitol Hill briefing about the importance of supportive girls-only environments in helping girls unleash their inherent strengths. 

Adriana, a Girls Inc. alumna from Georgia and current student at Yale University on a full scholarship, spoke about how Girls Inc. helped her cope with her father's PTSD, take on leadership roles, explore STEM, and thrive at a competitive high school.

We were thrilled to partner with Mrs. Obama on her initiative to encourage more low-income student to attend college. 

Suna Said Maslin joins Girls Inc. National Board

[New York, NY] (March 30 2017) – Suna Said Maslin, Founder & CEO of Nima Capital LLC, has joined the Board of Directors of Girls Inc., the national organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

Nima Capital is a single-family office with private and public equity investing platforms as well as a fund of funds. The firm has a flexible mandate to invest across the capital structure, investment stages, and in any industry. The returns of Maslin’s private equity portfolio are in the top 1% of the industry.

HSBC Exec Cate Luzio joins Girls Inc. National Board

[New York, NY] (February 7, 2017) – Cate Luzio, Executive Vice President and Global Head of International Subsidiary Banking at HSBC has joined the Board of Directors of Girls Inc., the national organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

Girls Inc. Receives $2 Million To Reduce Girls' Risk of Involvement in Juvenile Justice System

[New York, NY] (January 13, 2017) – Girls Inc. received a $2 million, two-year grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to support the Girls Inc. Bold Futures Mentoring Program, which will serve girls at increased risk of juvenile delinquency and victimization. Part of the OJJDP’s Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative, the grant funds support organizations as they strengthen and/or expand their existing mentoring activities.

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Girls Need Truth, Trust and Technology to Take Charge of Their Sexual Health

[New York, NY] (June 1, 2016) – The good news is that teenage pregnancy rates across the nation are at their lowest in four decades. According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the teen birth rate declined 41 percent overall from 2006 to 2014. Yet, still today, the U.S. has the highest teen pregnancy rate among developed nations.

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Girls Inc. Joins Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit - New commitment announced to Let Girls Learn initiative

[New York, NY] (October 14, 2015) – Girls Inc., the national organization inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, joined some of the world’s most preeminent women in business, politics, and the arts yesterday at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, D.C. More than 30 Girls Inc. girls participated in the MPW High School Notebook Mentoring program, as the exclusive mentoring partner.

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Voya Foundation Awards Post-Secondary Education Scholarships to Young Investors

NEW YORK, NY (September 10, 2015) - Girls Inc. and Voya Financial, Inc. announced today that Voya Foundation is awarding post-secondary education scholarships to teams of young girls who participated in the Voya-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge, a program that provides practical, hands-on investing experience to girls at Girls Inc. affiliates around the country. Teams of girls, in the final cycle of the challenge from Houston and Washington, D.C., spent the past three years building and managing a virtual $50,000 diversified, real-time portfolio as part of an integrated investment and economic literacy curriculum. Because of their successful money-management skills, the gains they realized from their investment portfolios translate into real dollars for their continued education.

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