of Greater Santa Barbara

Our 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. Here, girls learn to value their whole selves, discover and develop their inherent strengths, and receive the support they need to navigate the challenges they face. After-school and summer programs serve girls in grades TK-12. Our gymnastics program offers classes for girls and boys, preschool to age 18. Select a program below to learn more.

2019 Parent Handbook
Manual para Padres/Tutores 2019

After School

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Gymnastics

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Teens

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Girls Inc. girls live healthy and active lifestyles and are less likely to engage in risky behavior; they are eager to learn, successful in school, and more likely to graduate from post-secondary education; and they display diligence, perseverance, and resilience.

Girls Inc. Friendly PEERsuasion builds girls’ skills for resisting pressure to use harmful substances such as alcohol, tobacco, household chemicals, and other drugs.

Girls Inc. Healthy Sexuality assists girls in understanding and embracing sexuality with a positive, empowered approach that is built on a foundation of accurate information, cultural sensitivity, and values of inclusiveness and respect.

Girls Inc. Sporting Chance builds movement and athletic skills, cooperative and competitive spirit, health awareness, and interest in all sports as girls explore the benefits of an active lifestyle.

Girls Inc. Media Literacy encourages girls to think critically about media messages and fosters their awareness of the power of the media and its effects on girls.

Girls Inc.’s Early Literacy initiative is designed to help increase literacy rates and foster a lifelong love of reading for participants in grades K-3.

Girls Inc. Economic Literacy introduces girls to basic economic and financial concepts, including money management, investments, and global economics.

Girls Inc. Operation SMART builds girls’ skills and interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Girls Inc. Project BOLD strengthens girls’ abilities to lead safer lives by developing strategies for self-defense, seeking out caring adults to help with personal violence, and advocating on violence issues.

Girls Inc. Leadership and Community Action builds leadership skills and creates lasting social change by partnering girls and women in community action projects chosen by girls.

Girls Inc. Career Exploration introduces girls to a board range of career options and professionals in those careers.

89%

of Girls Inc. girls and teens care about doing well in school.

 

94%

of Girls Inc. girls and teens say they have opportunities to make, build, and create things with their hands.