The Girls Inc. Experience is designed to equip girls to help navigate gender, economic and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults. Our programs give girls an opportunity to participate in the Girls Inc. Experience, while making lifelong friends, having fun and building skills that will help them throughout their lifetime!

The essential elements and foundation of the Girls Inc. Experience have been developed over decades of Girls Inc. affiliate experience, guided by our National Research and Evaluation Department and our Learning Central Database.

The Girls Inc. Experience consists of people, environment, program content and practices that empower girls to succeed.

Our Environment

We provide a pro-girl and girls-only environment that is physically, socially and emotionally safe and confirms that girls can succeed and deserve to be taken seriously for the people they are now and the women they will become.

Our People

We believe in the power of developing trusting, mentoring relationships between or adult staff and volunteers who are trained in an approach that is grounded in belief in the rights and abilities of all girls.

Our Program

We deliver a program comprised of holistic, compensatory, and intentional programming focused on girls’ needs that provides exposure to a wide variety of experiences and options that girls might not have experienced. We use relevant, field-tested, and research-based curricula that confront the serious needs of girls while building the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to enable girls to be competent, confident individuals as they grew toward adulthood.

We integrate girl-centered, motivating, deliberate, and interactive activities that develop and promote girls’ strengths which demonstrate that sustained exposure to programming and connection with a girl over time increases positive outcomes.