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.
Girls Inc. of NYC is a great organization that empowers underserved girls to be "strong, smart and bold". Almost 100% of GINYC girls graduate high school and go on to college -- that's quite a feat in NYC where about half of our kids graduate high school. Girls Inc. of NYC makes the future of New York City look brighter -- these girls will come back home from college and be movers and shakers in their communities, giving back and making life better for everybody. Girls Inc. is a great cause indeed.
Girls Inc. of NYC makes New York City better, girl by girl by girl.