Girls Inc. Westchesterhttp://www.girlsincwestchester.org
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, providing more than 140,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face. Girls Inc. Westchester is the Westchester County affiliate of the Girls Inc. national organization. The Girls Inc. Experience consists of people, and environment, and programming that, together, empower girls to succeed. Trained staff and volunteers build lasting, mentoring relationships in girls-focused spaces that are safe and where girls find a sisterhood of support with shared drive, mutual respect, and high expectations. Hands-on, research-based programs provide girls with the skills and knowledge to set goals, overcome obstacles, and improve academic performance. Today, girls continue to face significant obstacles to their well-being and success. 1 in 4 girls will not finish high school. 78% of girls are unhappy with their bodies by the age of 17. 3 in 10 girls will become pregnant before the age of 20. Girls Inc. meets these challenges by helping girls explore and celebrate their strengths, their voices, who they are today, and who they will become. Girls inc. equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers to grow up health, educated, and independent. Girls build confidence and embrace positive decision-making to take charge of the health and well-being, and achieve academic, person and professional goals.