of Greater Santa Barbara

UPDATE 3/17/20:
Until further notice, we are continuing to register for our summer camp programs. During this period of our center closures, please download and complete the registration packet for your program (under “registration” tab on each program page), then email your completed packet to info@girlsincsb.org. Please include your center/program (Goleta Valley Center, Santa Barbara Center, Teens, Gymnastics) in your email subject line. Thank you!

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.

2020 Parent Handbook
Manual para Padres/Tutores 2020

Girls Inc. is committed to providing the comprehensive Girls Inc. Experience to girls, including those who identify as girls regardless of their assigned sex at birth, and those who are exploring their gender identity or expression during their time at Girls Inc.

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara does not discriminate or exclude girls from our programming based on their gender identity or gender expression. This position maintains our commitment to gender equality and justice and responds to modern advances in our understanding of gender identity and expression by welcoming cisgender girls and young women, transgender girls and young women, and nonbinary individuals who experience gender-based oppression.

Girls Inc.’s Position on Gender Identity

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

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.

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.