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Girls Summit 2015Who RULES the world? Girls! This year the Girls Inc. Girls Summit will be held on Saturday, August 15, from 7:45AM to 3PM at the UAH Shelby Center. Middle and high school girls will participate in interactive workshops, an entrepreneurial competition, a mentoring activity, Girls Expo, and luncheon. The registration fee is $15.00 per girl and $18.00 per parent or guardian who would like to attend. (Parents and guardians are NOT required to attend the summit.) Read more

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Fuel Her Fire, and She Will Change the World

She will not be another statistic. Girls Inc. believes every girl can succeed. That’s why the trained professionals of Girls Inc. are there for our girls every day – supporting, mentoring, and guiding them in a safe, girls-only environment – building bonds that go beyond the school years.

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Girl Spotlight

Girls Inc. National Scholars

Imani

As an adolescent, Imani Malone grew up in the Girls Inc. program not knowing how her experience would impact her future. As a high school student, she volunteered, mentored, and tutored younger girls in the program during her spare time. Through the College-Bound Program, she gained college and career-readiness skills and had the opportunity to meet Dr. Condoleezza Rice. She attributes mentors at Girls Inc. who were in her corner and helped herx to become an independent and strong young woman.

Today, this high school senior is a Girls Inc. National Scholar with plans to attend Auburn University and study chemical engineering in the Fall of 2015. Congratulations and best wishes Imani!

News

After-School Registration Registration for the fall semester will begin July 6, 2015. The program helps girls in kindergarten to eighth grade succeed through interactive activities, nontraditional programming, and exposure to diverse female role models that encourage girls to reach their full potential during the school year. To enroll, visit the center or call (256)859-0011 for more information.

Enrollment fee: $10.00
Weekly fee: $35.00 (for 1 girl)
$54.00 (for 2 girls)
$76.00 (for 3 girls)

YMCA Partnership Girls Inc. of Huntsville teamed with the Heart of the Valley YMCA to create opportunities for more youth to attend their summer leadership and service camps and conferences. Nine Girls Inc. girls received scholarships to attend the YMCA’s programs with the hope that they will volunteer to make a difference in the community after they return.

Sensational STEM Our Sensational Summer Camp is mixing STEM into our summer fun. In June, third and fourth graders participated in the Engineering in Art Camp with the Missile Defense Agency, while fifth through eighth graders learned about robotics with Huntsville City Schools and the North Alabama Chapter of NSBE. Read more

$5 M Raised through Teavana Oprah Chai and Starbucks Partnership In April 2015, Starbucks announced that sales of Teavana Oprah Chai have raised more than $5 million for youth organizations, including Girls Inc., in U.S. and Canada.Read more

Invest In a Girl Celebration Our annual fundraiser with guest speaker Dr. Condoleezza Rice on October 28, 2014 highlighted the Girls Inc. mission and the impact that Girls Inc. of Huntsville is making in the community. Read more

The Girl ProjectGirls Inc. has partnered with The Girl Project, a Glamour initiative to raise funds to break down the barriers to secondary education for young women all over the world. Girls Inc. was selected as one of four organizations to benefit due to our work to ensure girls succeed academically, set goals that include higher education, and develop life skills for adulthood. With one in four girls in the US not graduating high school, we are honored to help combat this critical issue. Read more

Outreach Forensic Science STEM Camp 2014The Girls Inc. Outreach Program recently hosted a STEM camp in partnership with the AMRDEC Outreach Program on Redstone Arsenal. During this 3-day training, middle school girls learned investigative and problem-solving techniques to solve mathematical problems in the form of forensic science. Read more and view photos

Girls Inc. Receives $500,000 Grant from Lockheed Martin to Support STEMOn the heels of a pilot program which yielded positive attitudes about STEM in girls, Girls Inc. of Huntsville and nine other affiliates will benefit from a new partnership with Lockheed Martin to strengthen programs and ensure more girls consider and are interested in pursuing STEM careers. Read more

Girls Inc. Partners with NordstromWhen you shop Nordstrom’s new brand, Treasure&Bond, 5% of net profits will go toward Girls Inc. and fueling girls’ fire to grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Look great and give back!

A Letter Worth SharingGirls Inc. is committed to being a voice for girls and sharing the realities they face through advocacy for increased resources. In a letter to the editor of The New York Times, Girls Inc. President and Chief Executive Judy Vredenburgh and others discuss the need for better strategies to support young Americans of color, particularly young girls, who account for two-thirds of the girls served through the organization. Read more