GIRLS INC. WESTCHESTER is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 and dedicated to providing girls-only programs to inspire Westchester girls to grow up strong, smart, and bold. We are a local affiliate of Girls Incorporated, a 150 year-old national organization with over 85 chapters in the U.S. and Canada.
GIRLS INC. WESTCHESTER GIRLS come predominantly from the nine Westchester communities where at least 20% of families have annual incomes of $25,000 or less. We provide these young women with essential knowledge and skills, with a place to feel physically and psychologically safe, and with a peer group that helps them feel emotionally supported, confident, and bold.
GIRLS INC. WESTCHESTER has proven the impact of our programs at the national level through research. All of our programs have been developed and tested by the Girls Incorporated National Resource Center, the country’s largest and most comprehensive research center on girls.
GIRLS INC. WESTCHESTER PROGRAMS are targeted toward girls ages 9 to 18 with a focus on the middle and high school years, the developmentally crucial stages when having a girls-only space to share, build confidence, and interact with positive role models can make all the difference.
GIRLS INC. WESTCHESTER TEACHES Media Literacy; Violence Prevention and Safety; Financial Literacy; Leadership and Community Action; Health and Sexuality; College and Career Readiness; and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). By helping girls to think critically about the world, avoid at-risk circumstances, confront and overcome challenges, and envision their own potential, Girls Inc. Westchester gives our girls the promise of a brighter future.