Girls Inc. of Monroe County Receives Grant from Old National Bank Foundation to Expand Programs
Bloomington, Ind., July 19, 2017— The Old National Bank Foundation granted Girls Inc. of Monroe County with $5,000. The funding will support programs that encourage girls to be resilient, to resist peer pressure and lead independent lives.
Through Project BOLD programs, young girls build skills to deal with hurtful and dangerous situations while learning to negotiate and be assertive. Older girls discuss issues of gender violence, learn safety strategies, and build community action projects that address violence issues.
“We are grateful for the support from Old National Bank Foundation,” says Amy Stark, Executive Director of Monroe County’s Girls Inc. “We equip girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated, and independent women. The ONB Foundation grant will help us encourage girls to make positive life choices and lead healthy and satisfying lives.”
The Old National Bank Foundation helps foster communities that strive for impactful economic development, excellence and equity in education, and improved quality of life. The foundation is part of Old National’s overall charitable giving initiative, which supports programs that improve quality of life in many areas. To learn more about Old National Bank’s community giving, visit the website at https://www.oldnational.com/about/community/giving/foundation.
Girls Inc. of Monroe County has served girls in Monroe County since 1975. More than 600 girls from age five to eighteen participate in activities and sports at its West 8th Street center and in schools and agencies throughout Monroe County. Girls Inc. offers interactive, research-based activities that provide academic enrichment and instruction in healthy living and life skills. For more information about Girls Inc. of Monroe County, visit the website at http://girlsinc-monroe.org.