At Girls Inc., our girls grew stronger together in 2020. While the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the number of girls who came to gymnastics practice or logged onto Zoom for Core Curriculum programs, it could not stop our strong, smart, and bold community from learning and growing together. That’s why youth like Roz and Jazmin thrive in the Girls Inc. Experience and learn valuable skills that mold them into tomorrow’s leaders.
Who They Are
Girls Inc. Girls are:
of Girls Inc. girls and teens say they would offer support to a friend who is sad, stressed or depressed. COVID may have forced us apart this past year, but our Girls are showing us all that they are StrongHER.
staff members are:
Girls Inc. staff and volunteers completed 76,156 in-person service hours in 2020. The vast majority of these hours came during the COVID-19 pandemic in socially distant settings with proper protocols as established by the CDC, State of California, and Santa Barbara County in place.
The Girls Inc.
The United Way Collaborative Grant served 47 girls in 2020. This grant creatively transformed the Goleta Valley Center and Santa Barbara Center into a full-day learning and enrichment center in response to mandated reduced capacities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Overall, 179 girls received virtual programming or learning support in 2020.
Girls Inc. served girls from 25 elementary schools in the Santa Barbara Unified, Goleta Union, and Hope School Districts.
The COVID-19 pandemic presented an opportunity for Girls Inc. to successfully develop and implement virtual programming for girls and teens. Girls Inc. programming bridged the digital divide and equipped all participants with the skills they need to be strong, smart, and bold, all while continuing to engage in community-building.