2018 Girls Inc. Annual Report
Naomi is a Girls Inc. National Scholar from Wayne County in Richmond, IN and a college freshman at the University of Indianapolis. Through mentorship and encouragement at Girls Inc., Naomi blossomed into a strong young woman, passionate about helping others and advocating for the issues that matter most to her. That commitment even took her all the way to Washington, DC. Watch her inspiring story by clicking below.
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Girls Served With the comprehensive Girls Inc. Experience Grew By 7% to 53,759 Girls
Affiliate Growth Grantees Increased Girls Served with Impact by 41%
Annual Operating Revenue of $12.7M was 23% Higher than Plan of $10.3M
$16M of $20M Raised in Support of Growth Campaign
Girls Inc. added New Market: Girls Inc. of Chicago
This year, two cohorts, 18 girls total, completed the Girls Inc. Teen Advocacy Council (TAC) program. TAC members meet monthly to inform Girls Inc. public policy efforts and to enhance their skills to advocate for themselves and others.
In meetings on Capitol Hill, TAC members shared their views on issues like access to mental health services, school sexual harassment, and the DREAM Act.
At Girls Inc., our commitment to growth includes expanding our advocacy to address the institutional and systemic barriers that keep so many girls from reaching their potential. And the fact is that one in four young women experiences sexual assault or sexual abuse before the age of 18, while 56% of middle and high school girls experience sexual harassment.
This fall, Girls Inc. will launch a network-wide advocacy campaign to raise awareness among youth, educators, families, and the public on the sexual harassment and violence girls face and how it can be prevented. Supporters will be asked to sign a pledge committing to fully respect the rights of girls and to take concrete steps to effect cultural change. Stay tuned for our campaign launch this fall!
Should the MTA tell you if ads on subway, buses are airbrushed?
(Lara Kaufmann interviewed)NBCNEWYORK.COM
2018 Power & Influence Top 50
(Judy Vredenburgh featured)THENONPROFITTIMES.COM
Taylor Swift’s trial sends a powerful message to young fans.
(Judy Vredenburgh interviewed)CNN.COM
Warner Bros. TV executive calls for an end to sexual harassment: ‘Enough is Enough.’VARIETY.COM
Sheryl Sandberg called out a problem with getting girls to lead. Here’s how to solve it.
(Judy Vredenburgh interviewed)MIC.COM
Girls Inc. is proud to partner with Free People to empower girls across the country and provide critical support to the girls who need us most. Free People has bolstered the Girls Inc. experience in their own way. Through their #movingtogether initiative, Free People offered wellness programming and exciting learning opportunities for Girls Inc. girls. By providing athletic classes to encourage healthy lifestyles and body positivity, as well as inviting girls into their offices for career advice, talks on the fashion industry, and collaborative career exploration, Free People celebrates the creativity, energy, and intellect of all girls. We are excited for all that’s still to come from this strong, smart, and bold partnership.
Girls Inc. is honored to recognize true Champions for Girls: Bill and Amy Conway. The Conways support the transformational Girls Inc. experience on many levels: locally, through Girls Inc. of Santa Fe, and nationally, so that every girl has access to the skills and resources she needs to be successful. The Conways believe “investing in girls is the key to the future of a peaceful, healthy and inclusive society,” and choose to partner with us because “Girls Inc. provides girls with the opportunities to explore their powerful selves, building their confidence as citizens and leaders.” Thanks to the incredible support of friends like the Conways, more girls than ever before are growing up to realize their full potential.
Our work is possible thanks to the generous support of
committed individuals, foundations, and corporate partners.