Girls Inc. is a national organization that develops research-based informal education programs that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual and emotional challenges.
These programs address math and science education, pregnancy and drug abuse prevention, media literacy, economic literacy, adolescent health, violence prevention, and sports participation.
“Girls Inc. gives me something I feel like I can be a part of, because there are so many people out in the world that can judge you, but this is a welcoming space.”
Girls Inc.'s mission is to inspire all girls to become strong, smart and bold, providing hundreds of thousands of girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the unique issues girls face. It was founded in 1864 (!!!) with afterschool programs for girls ages 5-18 in nearly 100 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Learn more about Girls Inc. national here.
Girls Inc. of Greater Madison, sponsored by the Goodman Community Center, is the local Girls Inc. affiliate and reaches more than 1,000 girls — from elementary to high school — at 26 sites in the Madison area annually.
Get to know Girls Inc. of Greater Madison
“Girls deserve a space where they can feel able to be open and vulnerable, especially when they have other girls around them to support them.”
In Their Own Words: What are some things you learned about yourself through Girls Inc. of Greater Madison?
- I should take more of the chances I get.
- I enjoy being a leader and doing acts of service.
- I should get out of the house more (lolz).
- Friend-making skills.
- I can adapt when in hard situations.
- I lift people up.
- Without realizing it, I am a leader by the way I act.
- I’m able to adapt more than I was able to before.
- Tapping into nature and the present moment.
With You in Her Corner, She Will Succeed
A gift to Girls Inc. of Greater Madison will ensure our program's sustainability and growth.
Girls Inc. is the spark that ignites the fight for the brilliant future they deserve.
That's because Girls Inc. wants every girl to stand on her own two feet. To resist gender stereotypes and peer pressure. To express herself as she is. To take risks. To appreciate her body and to feel safe in the world. Because a girl who can do that has the power to break the cycle and change the world. But to get there, she will need a champion. She needs Girls Inc., and in turn, Girls Inc. counts on the financial support from our donors. That way, we can stand in her corner, so she will win.