Learn, Believe, Imagine... Shine.
Girls Inc. Westchester programs encourage girls to ask questions about themselves and the world, and to believe in the power of their own voices. From there, we know they can go on to do anything and be anything.
All Girls Inc. Westchester programs are for girls only. Our programs are targeted at girls between the ages of 9 and 18 but we currently focus mostly on girls in their middle school and high school years – that developmentally crucial stage when having a safe space to embrace who you are and define who you want to be can make all the difference.
Some of our programs are offered in 10-12-week cycles, others as 2-4 session workshops, and still others as day-long conferences. All of our programs have been developed by the Girls Incorporated National Resource Center, the country's largest and most comprehensive research center on girls; all have been tested nationally to confirm their impact; and all are conducted in girls-only spaces by facilitators who are trained to understand girls’ needs. Focused on prevention, leadership and education, Girls Inc. programs are proven to make a difference in girls’ lives.
We currently offer programs for 9-18 year-olds in the following critical areas:
Careers and Life Planning: Girls learn to manage money, set goals and build toward their dreams.
Health and Sexuality: Girls acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to take charge of and to make informed, thoughtful decisions about their bodies.
Leadership and Community Action: Girls develop leadership skills and create lasting social change through community action projects.
Self-Reliance and Life-Skills: Girls gain confidence, build self-esteem and learn to resist peer pressure and trust themselves.
Stay tuned for STEM programming: Workshops will help girls develop enthusiasm for and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and prepare for careers in these fields.
GIWC programs help girls tackle the obstacles that face them today and the dreams that await them tomorrow.
Our programs are:
Girl-Centered: Available to girls 9-18 years of age, our programs create a space that honors, inspires, and supports girls.
Community Focused: Girls Inc. Westchester shapes our programs around the specific needs, interests, and schedules of each community we serve.
Age-Appropriate: Our programs are created with a continuum of services in mind. As girls’ interests, needs, and abilities change with age, our programs change with them to help them develop from children into strong young adults.
Our Programs Empower Girls to:
Use their voices
Form positive and trusting relationships with other girls
Prepare for interesting work
Respect themselves and others
Speak in public
Ask questions/challenge & be challenged
Advocate for their rights
Learn new/different means of self-expression
Be themselves no matter what
Interact with girls of different
Come up with their own ideas