1 in 6 girls will not finish high school.
78% of high school girls report being unhappy with their bodies.
Over 1 in 20 teen girls become pregnant each year. The highest teen pregnancy rate in the developed world.
1 in 4 girls will be a victim of childhood sexual abuse.
When you invest in Girls Inc., you invest in empowering girls to succeed and overcome challenges. Gifts to Girls Inc. are put to work to create the Girls Inc. experience, that consists of people, an environment, and programming that, together, enable girls to succeed:
- The people are trained staff and volunteers who build lasting, mentoring relationships, and peers who share their drive and aspirations.
- The environment is girls-only, physically and emotionally safe; there is a sisterhood of support, high expectations, and respect.
- The research-based programming is hands-on, minds-on, and meets the needs of today’s girls to provide age-appropriate information and knowledge so girls make decisions leading to healthy lives; succeed academically; and develop life skills to prepare for adulthood.
When you invest, you help equip girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Girls build confidence and embrace positive decision-making to take charge of their health and well-being, and achieve academic, personal, and career goals.
"I am a recent college graduate who not only grew up going to Girls Inc. but was also one of their National Scholars. It is because of their hard work and dedication to showing girls that they are special, unique and deserve to be heard that I am where I am today. Not only did they provide affordable childcare for my single working mother but they provided me with a place to grow, express myself and really achieve my potential. I will be forever grateful."
-Caroline Davis, Girls Inc. National Scholar