College Shower

Educating girls builds the foundation for strong and successful communities. Our programs are designed to give girls from the most challenged neighborhoods of New York City an appreciation for education and the skills necessary to achieve their goals. Since 1999, Girls Inc. of NYC has honored students who are transitioning from high school to college at our signature annual event, the College Shower Awards Banquet (CSAB).

At the CSAB, honorees are lauded for their academic accomplishments and receive gift bags filled with everything needed to arrive at college ready to learn. By the end of this much-anticipated event, girls leave ready for the next phase of life.


College Shower Roundtable!

College Shower is a college and career readiness program for graduating seniors that consists of a semester-long curriculum and a trio of events hosted from February to June.

This year's kick-off event is hosted by The Financial Gym. In addition to welcoming corporate partners and invited guests to co-facilitate topic tables, volunteers will help girls build their LinkedIn page, conduct mock interviews and support their career preparation.

Why She Loves College Shower

College Shower was such a blessing! My transition from high school to college wasn't as hard as I was expecting it to be thanks to Girls Inc. As a result, I was able to focus on my studies and schedule along with making friends instead of struggling to afford things for class and my dorm room. 


I absolutely love my white board calendar! I use it throughout the semester to plan assignments. I've even started using it to track school breaks. I can't live without my graphic calculator! (Yes, nerd alert here.) Majoring in math would be impossible without it. I can't express how grateful I am for everything I received at College Shower.

-Janellie, SUNY Potsdam, Math Major