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Girls Inc. of Greater Madison

Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold!

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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.'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, partnered with the Goodman Community Center, is the local Girls Inc. affiliate and reaches more than 1,000 girls — from elementary to high school — across the Madison area.


    Girls Inc. Eureka! is a free five-year STEM-based program that supports late middle and high school girls and non-binary youth. Eureka! uses critical thinking, hands-on activities, sports and field-trips to prepare participants for their bold futures.

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    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.

    Inspiring a New Generation of Leaders

    A gift to Girls Inc. of Greater Madison will ensure our program's sustainability and growth.

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    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.

    There are many ways to show your support of Girls Inc. of Greater Madison.

    • Volunteer during afterschool programs or serving as a mentor by offering job shadowing opportunities.
    • Make a gift to Girls Inc. programming to ensure GIGM's sustainability and growth.
    • Does your business or organization want to support Madison's strong, smart and bold youth? Email to discuss partnerships, sponsorships, job fairs and more.

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