Our girls face real and profound barriers.
80% of Girls Inc. girls believe they could handle harder science or math.
77% of girls are happy with their bodies, compared to only 44% nationally.
9 of 10 Girls Inc. girls care about doing well in school and like learning new things.
Too often, girls are overlooked and undervalued by the outside world.
But with you in their corner, girls can boldly exclaim they are strong, prepared to finish school on time, healthy, and excited to take charge of their futures. At Girls Inc., girls are in a girls-only environment where they build life skills and build friendships with other girls who share their drive and aspirations.
This work is urgent.
Girls have the right to prepare for interesting work and economic independence… but right now, 25% of children in Monroe County live in poverty, and girls growing up in poverty are more likely to become become pregnant as teens and to enter adulthood impoverished.
Girls have the right to safety and security… but right now, more than 7 in 10 girls experience sexual harassment in school, and many others face housing instability, food insecurity, or the risk of deportation of a family member.
Girls have the right to be themselves and to resist gender stereotypes… but right now, studies show girls start feeling less ‘smart’ than boys at age 6, and men outnumber women in nearly every science and engineering field.