Bringing the Girls Inc. experience to more girls

by Girls Inc.
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Summary

Serving girls in the United States & Canada with intensive, holistic, long-term programming that treats each girl as an individual, your investment will help bring the Girls Inc. Experience to more girls, whose needs are not currently being met with a deep level of support. Across the U.S. & Canada, Girls Inc. is providing real solutions to the unique issues girls face. The Girls Inc. Experience consists of people, an environment & programming that together empower girls to succeed.
$25,000.00
total goal
$20,455.00
remaining
109
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

Today, girls continue to encounter significant obstacles to their well-being and success. 1 in 4 girls will not finish high school, 78% of girls are unhappy with their bodies by age 17, 3 in 10 girls will become pregnant before the age of 20, and 1 in 5 girls will be a victim of childhood sexual abuse. Less than 1% of high school girls are interested in pursuing computer science as a college major. 5.5 million girls ages 5-17 in the U.S. are living in poverty.

Solution

Trained staff and volunteers who build lasting, mentoring relationships with girls, and access to peers who share their drive and aspirations; A girls-only, physically and emotionally safe place that is supportive, and sets high expectations for achievement; Programs that are "hands-on, minds-on", and meet the needs of today's girls to provide the age-appropriate information and knowledge so girls make decisions leading to healthy lives; succeed academically; and develop life skills.

Long-Term Impact

Our preliminary findings of middle school and high school girls who have received the Girls Inc. experience show that 98% of middle school girls and 99% of high school girls report that some or all of the time they are engaged in school, completing homework on time and care about getting good grades. Of the high school girls surveyed, 82% have never been expelled, suspended or skipped class and 65% have taken a technology class, advanced science or advanced mathematics in preparation for college

Resources

http:/​/​www.girlsinc.org
Girls Inc. website

Organization Information

Girls Inc.

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.girlsinc.org
Project Leader:
Leslie Renner
New York, NY United States
$4,545 raised of $25,000 goal
 
115 donations
$20,455 to go
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