Our research-based programming curricula is delivered by trained professionals who focus on the development of the whole girl, supporting, mentoring, and guiding girls in an affirming, pro-girl environment where girls gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.

Girls Inc. girls are less likely to engage in risky behaviors and more likely to graduate from a post-secondary education, achieve academically, lead healthy and physically active lives, manage money, navigate media messages, and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. The network of local Girls Inc. nonprofit organizations serves girls ages 5-18 annually at over 1,200 sites in 350 cities across the United States and Canada.



of Girls Inc. girls in high school feel happy with their bodies, compared to 22% nationally.

Girls increase their understanding of health issues affecting them, their families, and their communities. They develop the motivation and practical skills to take charge of their health today and throughout their lives.

Through Healthy Living programming girls:

Increased their level of physical activity and view their bodies more positively.


of Girls Inc. girls say, “I can do even the hardest homework if I try.”

Girls participate in program activities and experiences that expand on and support their school-based learning and engagement.

Through Academic Enrichment and Support girls:

Improve their outlook and performance in school.


of Girls Inc. girls reported being hopeful about their futures.

Girls participate in activities and experiences that build the learning, skills and behaviors that enable them to function independently and live a productive and fulfilling life.

With Life Skills Instruction girls:

Increase persistence and resilience.

Three elements are critical to successful outcomes:

Age-appropriate, hands-on and minds-on, meeting the needs of today's girls.

Girls Inc. advocates for legislation and policies.

Informed by girls and their families, we focus on policies that increase opportunities for all girls particularly for those with the fewest resources. We tackle the systemic barriers that affect the conditions in which girls are growing up by:


Translating our work with girls in the field into powerful advocacy to improve their opportunities to succeed.


Engaging girls themselves as well as local leaders and other stakeholders to push for policy changes that advance girls’ rights and opportunities.


Working to ensure girls have the knowledge and resources to lead healthy lives, access meaningful educational opportunities, prevent and curtail physical and sexual violence, and secure better outcomes for girls who experience trauma and who are involved with the juvenile justice system.

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Our library of resources covers a wide range of topics including healthy relationships, economic literacy, girls and sexuality, and teen dating violence prevention.

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