GIRLS INCORPORATED OF THE ALBEMARLE INC

Rating: 4.71 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Health, Crime & Law, Reproductive Rights

Location: 304 North Road St Elizabeth City NC 27909 USA

Mission: To provide programming for young girls

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Rating: 5 stars  

My Daughter Heather went to Girls Inc for 4 years. She enjoyed her time there with friends. I love the way they teach the girls how to become independent and confident in life. They had all different types of classes from cooking to quilting. They would take them to the library, museum & swimming during the summer or days off from school. It was the best place I every could have found to take care of my daughter while I worked. Thanks Girls Inc for everything.

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I have seen how much my daughter has grown and matured from her experiences with Girls Inc.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

At this time I don't see any specific changes needing to be made.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Just bacame involved but have been impressed by the dedication to the girls by the staff. When I see the executive director smoothing out dollar bills for the girls to insert into the drink machine, it speaks to the fact that she is thoroughly engaged in helping with whatever needs to be done.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the local support provdied at the annual fund raiser

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase awareness of its mission withn our cummunity

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Rating: 5 stars  


Girls Incorporated® is a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be
strong, smart, and boldSM. With local roots dating to 1950 and national status since 1945, Girls Incorporated of the Albemarle has responded to the changing needs of girls and their communities through research-based programs and advocacy that empower girls to reach their full potential and to understand, value, and assert their rights.

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In 2010, Girls Incorporated of the Albemarle served over 100 girls in North Eastern North Carolina. We accept all school aged girls without distinction of race, color, creed or national origin. 55 % of the girls we serve live in families earning $25,000 or less a year and nearly half are from single-parent households, most of which are headed by women.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide out reach programs and services in the community and surrounding counties.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

Girls Inc. programs are designed with a specific approach, philosophy, and set of values about how to work with girls, are considered our core strength and a key differentiator from other youth-serving organizations. Girls Inc. programs are designed to help girls develop the skills and self-confidence to navigate successfully through the challenges of growing up female are: * Based on sound educational theory and highly regarded research * Focused on sensitive issues such as learning how to become economically independent, resist the pressures to engage in risky behaviors, and lead a healthy life * Delivered by trained youth service professionals * Provide exposure to adult women role models and possible career opportunities

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 4 stars  

They provide the best and most structured after school care for your girl's. I only wish I had known about Girls, Inc. a long time a ago. Girls, Inc. has the most caring staff who really put your girl's best interest and well being first and foremost. They take the time to teach them skills that most working moms just don't have the time now a days to do and give them the opportunity to make lasting friendships. I highly recommend this facility and its care.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in the growth and maturity of my girls.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There is really nothing that comes to mind that I feel could be changed to improve this facility at all.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Working hands-on with the girls is something I take great pride in! Girls Incorporated of the Albemarle instills basic values such as friendship, honesty, and kindness through every activity. Here, it's a family of girls from all ages, all ethnicities, and all backgrounds!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the girl's interests spark with our new STEM Program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

bigger facility

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with the girls at Girls Incorporated of the Albemarle for four years now. Girls Inc. is definitly a great help and resource to the community. Volunteering here has made a positive impact in my life. When I first started, I thought about what all I could teach the girls. Over time, I realize what they have taught me: compassion, generosity, patience, and the beautiful innocence of a child.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the girl's report card grades rise throughout the school year.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

more girls!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Working with Girls Incorporated of the Albemarle is a great experience! I love greeting the girls when they first walk in. I watch as they wave goodbye to their parents with huge grins on their faces because they know they will have a great day at Girls Inc. My favorite part of the day is watching the girls interact with one another, seeing our future leaders and the variety of character traits and skills they bring even to play time! Through our interactive programs, we really do teach the girls to express themselves with originality and enthusiasm. The girls I work with are Strong, Smart, and Bold!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing a positive improvement in the girl's self-esteem, social, and leadership skills.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

want it to expand to provide services to more girls.

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