Carissa Belmont, Volunteer and Donor
Why I Give:
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.