I work for Girls Incorporated of Memphis on and off sense 1996 the last time beirng April 2009. While working their I had a since of security knowing that my employers had my welling being a heart and that of the girls and young women they serve. If we really want to see a decrease in the number of teen pregancies in the Memphis Area we really need to apodt the practices of the organization.
I started attending Girls Inc when I was 6 years old. Through this program, I was able to learn how to be a strong, smart, and bold independent woman. The values that were taught to me througout my 12 year experience with Girls Inc have stayed with me to this very day. By being apart of Girls Inc for many years, I was afforded the opportunity to volunteer, mentor, and now be employed by the very program that has given me so much already. If I could rate Girls Inc a 10, I surely would because they deserve so many more stars than 5.
GIRLS INC HAS HELP MY FAMILY IN SO MANY WAYS. THEY PICK MY CHILD UP FROM SCHOOL MONDAY THROUH FRIDAY. THEY FIX DINNER FOR THE CHILDREN TWICE A WEEK. MY DAUGHTER GETS HELP WITH HER HOMEWORK. THE GIRLS GO ON MANY FEILD TRIPS SOME WHICH I WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TAKE HER ON. EVERYDAY I THANK GOD FOR MS DORA AND MS MAE AND THE WONDERFUL STAFF AT GIRLS INC.
I have been around Girls Incorporated every since I was born. My mother worked for them as a TRiO Advisor. Once I was of age to join, my mother signed me up to be a participant. I have enjoyed making new friends and being involved in Girls Inc. programming. We are always going on field trips. One of my favorite programs was an all day conference they had for Kindergarten thru third grade students. It was just for the students and that was really neat. We had speakers and different activities to participate in and we received a goodie bag. I also like that they take us on trips. We recently went to Gatlinburg, TN for sping break and that was so much fun . We went to water parks and other attractions around town. I just want to thank Girls Inc for allowing me to participate and for all the creative activities they come up with.
My daughter attends Girl's Inc. after school. She loves the program. It provides very useful information about becoming a teenager, taking care of your body and body parts amongst other things. As a parent, Girl's Inc. provides professional leadership. The counselors are wonderful and takes great pride in their job. Girl's Inc. helps build self confidence and instills awareness in our girls. Thanks Girl's Inc. for all your help.
I was a smart young man at Mitchell High School, that really didn't know alot about college. I became an Allstar with Girl Inc. and my life took a turn for better. I learn that it was out their in the world than just Memphis TN. I attended a Math/Science Program at Morehouse College. When I first got their in the summer of 97 I was scared and didn't know what to expect. I took several classes with kids acroos the US, and I felt like I wasn't smart as the kids coming from the other states. I felt my little school Mitchell didn't prepare me for what I was about to experience at Morehouse. So I became a problem child, wouldn't do my work in class because I was afraid to fail. I didn't have the confidence in myself so I just shut down and caused problems. I had to talk to all the administration over the program at Morehouse and I had to talk to William Mathew Jackson who all told me to give it a try for a week or two doing my work and see how i come out. After a week or two I saw that I was just as smart as all the other kids in the programs. I finished the program with 7 awards and a good attitude about myself. I thank Girl Inc. for given me the confidence I needed to say that I'm going to college. I now have a degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from Lane College and working on a Master's in Education from the University of Grand Canyon. I would like to say THANK YOU GIRLS INC. and I LOVE YOU ALL.
Patrick Jerome Mask
Girls Inc. has been an inspiration to my children, nieces and me. The love, patience and understanding they show is wonderful. I would recommend others to become a part of the wonderful things that are going on at Girls Inc. I rate them outstanding 5 STAR