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Girls Incorporated of New York City

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Causes: Children & Youth, Girls Clubs, Unknown, Youth Development Programs

Mission: The mission of Girls Incorporated of New York City is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We have a sharp focus on education and an unrelenting dedication to the girls of New York City. We reach over 2,500 girls each year, with an emphasis on reaching girls in neighborhoods with high rates of poverty and crime. Evidence-based and age-phased Girls Inc. programs focus on: economic literacy, media literacy, science, math & technology, health & sexuality, violence prevention & self defense, sports & wellness and leadership development. Our programs for girls ages 6 – 18 are critical supplements to help our girls graduate and pursue college or vocational training. Girls who stay in school will have greater earning potential and independence and build stable families. Through participation in our programs, girls learn the skills to become leaders in their communities, leading to exponential change Girls Incorporated of New York City was created in 1998 as an independent affiliate of the national Girls Inc. organization. We reach girls through partnering with schools, city agencies and community based organizations to deliver innovative programs during the school day and after school hours. This year, we will reach over 2,500 girls in over 20 New York City locations ranging from Far Rockaway, to the East Village, to the South Bronx.

Target demographics: young girls

Geographic areas served: New York City

Programs: Economic Literacy, Friendly PEERsuasion, Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy, Operation SMART, Media Literacy, Leadership and Community Action, Project BOLD, and Sporting Chance.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Five years ago, we founded the Urban Assembly Institute of Math & Science for Young Women. Our mission is to empower young women through a rigorous, comprehensive, college preparatory curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities. As one of our founding, integrated partnerships, Girls Inc has been a pivotal participant in helping us realize our mission and goals. Together with Girls Inc, we have been able to provide a wide variety of courses and curricula designed to empower our young women through health education, physical education, and STEM courses. Two years ago, we worked collaboratively with Girls Inc to secure 21st century funding that now provides an after school program, rich in course diversity, for all of our young women. This year, we again worked with them to secure funding to extend these programs into our day programming. Without the partnership with Girls Inc, our progress to achieving our school's mission would be greatly diminished. Girls Inc, their mission and their organization, is a perfect match for us and for all of our young women.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Girls Inc has helped the young women in my school stay grounded and focused amidst a society that tells them who to be, how to think, and what to wonder.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Girls Inc is an amazing organization that is in my school! They help us to empower our young women (100% of our population) through sports, the arts, anti-violence campaigns, after-school activities, sex education. college advisement and trips, and so, so much more!

Our school is lucky to have them as a partner!