We inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold
Girls Inc. of Monroe County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We equip girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and look toward a future where girls and women are empowered and part of an equitable society.
This future is still a long way off for many of the girls in our community. Our girls are growing up at a time when girls have unprecedented opportunities, but they are painfully aware that women are more likely to be viewed as sexual objects than as leaders. They learn about the accomplishments of remarkable women in school but are surrounded by media that advertise sex appeal as the key driver of success. They struggle to have people take them and their interests and aspirations seriously.
Girls Inc. of Monroe County provides vital educational programs and organized sports leagues to help girls develop the values and skills they need to become confident, productive, and responsible adults. Our programs and activities are offered in Monroe County School Corporation schools and Richland Bean Blossom schools, at our main center and gymnasium, and with other agencies throughout Monroe County.
The issues Girls Inc. of Monroe County focuses on are specific to the needs of our community, helping girls overcome the disadvantages they face in their Monroe County homes and schools. We provide programs that address healthy body image, economic independence, and building healthy relationships with others. These programs are designed to empower girls to set and achieve goals and make plans for their futures that will enable them to become responsible, self-sufficient women.
Girls Inc. Bill of Rights
Girls have the right to:
Be themselves and to resist gender stereotypes.
Express themselves with originality and enthusiasm.
Take risks, to strive freely, and to take pride in success.
Accept and appreciate their bodies.
Have confidence in themselves and to be safe in the world.
Prepare for interesting work and economic independence