Our Wish Book
Your support will make a profound difference
in the lives of girls in our community
Browse our Wish Book (PDF) below, or scroll further down this page to view each wish.
Select “Fulfill this Wish” to complete the online form to grant a wish for Girls Inc. girls.
Know your wish will make a difference in the lives of girls in our community! Contact us with any questions.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FUND
The most well-founded measure of the success and progress of a community is the wellbeing of its people, and the opportunities they are afforded to thrive. Every girl deserves the opportunity to join our life-enhancing programming. Support for our financial assistance fund eliminates barriers and provides equitable access for all youth.
ON-SITE SCHOOL PROGRAM SUPPLIES
Girls Inc. provides programming at our center and at local schools in both North and South County. Each day, our facilitators collect their needed supplies and transport them to the school. By helping underwrite the cost of supplies, you bring the Girls Inc. Experience to girls where they need it most
STEM CAMP AND MATERIALS
Our hands-on after school and summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs and camps create an environment in which girls are encouraged and equipped to explore their STEM interests, and develop aspirations in a multitude of STEM fields. We know that girl-focused STEM programs are critical for closing the gender gap in STEM careers.
Surfing is an empowering activity, fostering confidence and resilience, a connection to the ocean, and a sense of belonging. Our goal is to make surfing accessible to the girls we serve, providing them with equipment, knowledge, and access to lessons. Surfing can be a challenging sport, but with determination and perseverance, Girls Inc. girls learn to ride the waves, believe in themselves, and connect with our incredible and wild backyard: the Pacific Ocean.
MENTAL WELLNESS INITIATIVES
At Girls Inc., we’re committed to nurturing mental wellness through a holistic approach. We integrate education, emotional resiliency, physical activity, and creative expression to empower young girls to care for their minds and bodies. We partner with community organizations that provide unique therapies, such as equine therapy and art therapy, to our girls who are most in need.
COLLEGE PREPARATION & CAMPUS VISITS
Access to college mentors and trips to local colleges and universities make the dream of higher education more attainable than ever for our youth. College visits give middle and high school students the opportunity to interact with students and staff, and experience campus life through activities and tours. If you would like to support a brighter future for youth in our community through higher education, this wish is for you.
TEEN MENTORSHIP PROGRAM STIPEND
Participants in our Teen Mentorship program are matched with an exceptional professional woman mentor for a year-long program where they gain career experience, develop their skills, and plan for their future. Stipends support internships at the mentor’s workplace, and foster leadership and professional skills.
ENHANCEMENT OF THE TEEN CENTER
A vibrant, fun space is crucial for nurturing growth and fostering positive experiences for our teens. Our Teen Center is a place to hang with friends, get help with homework, explore creative endeavors, master new technologies, and feel safe and supported by exceptional trained facilitators. Your generous contribution will directly impact their lives, providing an environment that encourages learning, academic achievement, creativity, and personal development.
RENOVATION OF OUR THEATER
Help us transform our theater into a vibrant hub of creativity and expression: your invaluable support will fund a needed renovation, providing a nurturing and inspiring space for budding artists and performers. Together, let’s amplify their bold voices and inspire a new generation of innovative talents. Your generosity will set the stage for their future.
A 15-passenger van will expand program accessibility by facilitating transportation for girls who cannot access our facilities otherwise. A van will also make enriching field trips around Santa Barbara County a possibility for our girls. With your help, we can broaden their horizons, provide valuable experiences, and create lasting memories. Your contribution will drive our mission forward.