Mission: The mission of girls inc. Of the pacific northwest is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold by responding to the changing needs of girls and their communities through research-based programs and advocacy. The organization empowers girls to reach their full potential and to understand, value, and assert their rights.
Programs: Girls groups girls groups helps the girls we serve develop the skills and tools they need to lead healthy, academically successful, and independent lives. Each girls group is made up of 12-15 girls from no more than two consecutive grades. Groups meet weekly with professionally trained girls inc. Facilitators for 90 minutes over three eight-week terms. Each term girls groups cover the age-appropriate module of one of our researched, proven curricula, which include but is not limited to the following: allies in action teaches girls how to overcome relational aggression, or bullying; friendly peersuasion offers gender-specific drug and alcohol abuse prevention; operation smart introduces girls to science, math, and technology-related careers; economic literacy teaches girls to manage and invest money; media literacy teaches girls to interpret, critically analyze and respond to media messages; leadership and community action celebrates the heritage of girls and women as trailblazers and agents of social change. As a result, girls realize their own power as community resources and trustees of the common good. The girls group program served 1,110 unduplicated girls in fiscal year 2015.
eureka! The programs delivery model takes place over the course of five years with a continuing cohort of girls throughout grades 8th-12th. Eureka! Is a comprehensive, magnate program that serves as a pipeline strategy for equipping at-risk, low-income girls for academic and career success, especially in stem fields. Eureka! Selects 30 rising 8th grade girls each year and engages them in a four-week summer camp experience on a college campus and exciting year round stem learning, post-secondary preparation, and career connections. The innovative program connects older girls, many of whom will be first generation college or university applicants, to programming and mentoring aimed at augmenting and sustaining skills, self-efficacy, and the motivation to continue on to post-secondary options, with a focus on stem-related careers. Eureka! Served 81 unduplicated girls in fiscal year 2015.
summer camp and other just for girls! This unique summer camp is a welcoming space where girls can build friendships, expand their horizons and develop skills and self-confidence. Communicare, is a program designed to introduce young people to the importance of community service and the role of nonprofit organizations in oregon and in their local communities. Through the grant-making process and hands-on volunteer service, students not only make needed contributions to nonprofit organizations, but also experience the reward of helping others. Girls workshops allowed girls new to our network to engage in single event programming at various points of the year. Through these events, girls are introduced to a select curriculum or are supported with intensive skill building around focus areas such as job readiness. Summer camp and workshops served 389 girls.