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.
About Girls Incorporated
Girls Incorporated is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold(sm). For over 50 years, Girls Incorporated has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high-risk, underserved areas. Today, innovative programs help girls confront subtle societal messages about their value and potential, and prepare them to lead successful, independent, and fulfilling lives.
Programs Girls Incorporated develops research-based informal education programs that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges. Major programs address math and science education, pregnancy and drug-abuse prevention, media literacy, economic literacy, adolescent health, violence prevention, and sports participation.
Research The National Resource Center (NRC) is the organization's research, information services, and training site. Research and evaluation conducted by the NRC provide the foundation for Girls Inc. programs. The NRC also responds to requests for information on girls' issues and distributes Girls Inc. publications.
Advocacy Girls Incorporated informs policy makers about girls' needs locally and nationally. The organization educates the media about critical issues facing girls. In addition, the organization teaches girls how to advocate for themselves and their communities, using their voices to promote positive change.
Funding Girls Inc. is a nonprofit organization which receives 77 percent of its revenue from public support—corporations, foundations, government grants, and individuals. The remainder comes from affiliate dues, fees, interest, and dividends. More than three-quarters of the organization's functional expenses go directly to support program services for girls.
National Leadership Our national leadership focuses on developing innovative ways to leverage our most valuable asset—acknowledged expertise as the nation's premiere program provider and advocate for girls—to expand our reach to more than a million girls by the year 2002. Our leaders include Frank Burnes, National Board Chair; and Donna Brace Ogilvie, National Board Honorary Chair.
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