Bringing the Girls Inc. experience to more girls

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Bringing the Girls Inc. experience to more girls
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Bringing the Girls Inc. experience to more girls
Bringing the Girls Inc. experience to more girls
Bringing the Girls Inc. experience to more girls
Bringing the Girls Inc. experience to more girls
Bringing the Girls Inc. experience to more girls
Bringing the Girls Inc. experience to more girls
Bringing the Girls Inc. experience to more girls
Bringing the Girls Inc. experience to more girls
Bringing the Girls Inc. experience to more girls
Bringing the Girls Inc. experience to more girls
Bringing the Girls Inc. experience to more girls
Dec 30, 2020

Your Investment at Work: Girls Inc. Update

Thanks to your support, Girls Inc. works hard every day to elevate the voices of girls, to bring their needs to the attention of policy makers, and to tackle the societal barriers that stand in the way of their success.

Not only do we advocate on behalf of girls, but we also give girls opportunities to discover their voices and lead advocacy efforts in their own communities. We help girls identify the issues they care about most, research possible solutions, and take steps to make their vision a reality. 

This summer, a group of Girls Inc. girls and alumnae in Carpinteria, CA petitioned to make their high school’s curriculum more inclusive and culturally diverse. Despite some initial resistance, the girls persisted and convinced the school board to approve a new ethnic literature course. Ana, a Girls Inc. of Carpinteria alumna and National Scholar, said: “I grew up for 12 years with Girls Inc., and I now see myself using the advocacy skills that I learned throughout my time there.”

Learning to identify and advocate for their views and their communities is not unique to the girls in Carpinteria—it’s an essential part of something we call the Girls Inc. Experience. In fact, the American Institutes for Research recently found that Girls Inc. girls are more likely than their peers to exhibit strong leadership skills and see themselves as leaders, to believe in their ability to contribute in their community, and to stand up for fairness and their own beliefs.

As a young woman, I went to law school because I wanted to make the world a better place. What I find so gratifying about my work at Girls Inc. is the opportunity to advocate for policy and culture change while also inspiring the next generation of leaders and helping them to be civically engaged.

When you support Girls Inc., you are investing in girls’ potential to advance change for themselves, their peers, and future generations of girls. I urge you to make a gift today. With your support, Girls Inc. will continue to advocate for girls and strengthen their capacity to lead. This is what holds the greatest potential for long-term change.

Sincerely,

Lara S. Kaufmann, J.D.

Director of Public Policy

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Hannah Hawley
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