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Inspiring girls to be

STRONG, SMART, and BOLD

OUR MISSION​

Girls Inc. of New York City inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, delivering life transforming programs to girls, young women, and gender-expansive youth throughout New York City. Through education and advocacy, we prepare girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers to advance to a more equitable world.

Girls Inc. of NYC is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, operating separately from the Girls Inc. national office. Every day, Girls Inc. of NYC is on the ground, delivering services that reach 10,000 girls, young women, and gender-expansive youth at sites across the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan.

Whether you identify as a cis- or trans girl or as a non-binary individual—wherever you are on your journey of gender expression and identity—you are welcome here.

GIRLS INC. BILL OF RIGHTS

Girls, young, women, and gender-expansive youth have the right:

  1. To be themselves and to resist gender stereotypes.

  2. To express themselves with originality and enthusiasm.

  3. To take risks, to strive freely, and to take pride in success.

  4. To accept and appreciate their bodies.

  5. To have confidence in themselves and to be safe in the world.

  6. To prepare for interesting work and economic independence.

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OUR IMPACT

OUR STUDENTS 

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  • Girls Inc. of NYC serves 10,000 girls and young women ages 6 to 21+ from diverse ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds across New York City.

  • 45% of students we serve are ages 12–18, reflecting our focus on working with girls during the crucial developmental years of middle and high school.

  • More than 80% of program participants identify as girls of color.

  • Nearly 70% of program participants are from families with annual incomes of $25,000 or less.

  • The majority of our students are from single-parent households headed by women.

  • 35% of students come from families where English is not their first language.

THE GIRLS INC. EXPERIENCE

MEET OUR TEAM

Our programs prepare girls and young women in leadership, economic literacy, data analytics, healthy sexuality, mental health, media literacy, college preparedness and more.

Invest in the girls and young women who are ready to step up and lead the way to a more equitable world.

If you are interested in registering your student for a Girls Inc of NYC program, or you would like to bring Girls Inc. programming to your school or community-based organization, please complete an interest form.

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