Healthy. Educated. Independent. This is how I want my daughter, and all girls in our community, to grow up.
Did you know that 78% of girls in our country are unhappy with their bodies? But at Girls Inc., 77% are happy with their bodies. I am passionate about Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara and the work we do.
As a professional woman and mother, I am happy to know there is an organization focused on a safe environment for girls to explore who they are while being surrounded by positive role models who help them navigate many social, economic, and gender barriers and stereotypes.
Girls Inc.’s research-based programming is delivered by trained professionals who focus on the development of the whole girl, supporting, mentoring and guiding girls in an affirming, pro-girl environment. Trusting, mentoring relationships help young people attain the psychological and social skills that are necessary for success in education and in life.
93% of Girls Inc. girls say there is an adult at Girls Inc. they can depend on.
Did you know that 1 in 6 girls will not finish high school? And that students living in low-income families are 5x more likely to drop out of high school than their financially secure peers?
As a professional woman, long-time donor and board member, I am happy to know that there is an organization focused on a safe environment for girls to explore who they are while being surrounded by positive role models who help them navigate many social, economic and gender barriers.
Girls Inc.’s research-based programming focuses on the development of the whole girl. Girls Inc. girls are eager to learn, are successful in school and more likely to graduate, and:
Nine out of 10 Girls Inc. girls care about doing well in school, like learning new things and try to find out more about the things that interest them.
89% of Girls Inc. girls find STEM classes interesting.
90% of Girls Inc. girls are hopeful about their futures.
Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara has again been selected as Charity Partner by the She.Is.Beautiful 5K and 10K Race. Girls Inc. will receive proceeds from the event registrations that will support our strong, smart, and bold programs for girls in the community.
The 6th annual race will be held on Saturday, September 23 in Santa Barbara. Girls Inc. girls will form running club teams for the event, and learn about running, physical fitness, nutrition, and how to accomplish a goal when trying something brand new!
Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara is proud to announce its new academic mentorship program, Boost! Tutoring Program. The program – which is in pilot phase at the Goleta Valley Center – aims to increase a girl’s confidence and build a “can do” attitude through consistency, support and enrichment of challenging academic content areas.
Participating girls are partnered with a mentor who focuses on bridging knowledge gaps girls may have that are preventing them from succeeding in their school work.
Boost! was created by long-time Girls Inc. volunteer Debbie Donahue, who has been working individually with girls who needed extra academic support for several years. She recognized a need for more academic mentorships at Girls Inc., and after countless hours of volunteer research and development, Debbie created the framework to pilot Boost! Debbie has now transitioned from volunteer to staff member to serve as the facilitator for that program. A special thank you to Debbie for creating this program to help girls succeed!