Girls Incorporated of Delaware is a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is, "inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold."  Girls Inc. of Delaware is an affiliate of Girls Inc. which was founded in New England in 1864.  Formerly the Girls Clubs of America, nationally Girls Inc. serves more than 138,000 girls across the United States and in Canada. 

 

Our research-based programs provide girls with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the unique issues they face. Girls Inc. gives girls the right tools and support to succeed including trained professionals who mentor and guide them in a safe, girls-only environment alongside peers who share their drive and aspirations.

 

At Girls Inc., girls learn to set and achieve goals, boldly confront challenges, resist peer pressure, see college as attainable, and explore nontraditional fields such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Informed by the experiences of girls and their families, Girls Inc. works with policymakers to advocate on key legislation and initiatives.

 

 

 

The Girls Inc. Experience equips girls to navigate gender, economic and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults.  Our programs aim are designed to fulfill our mission to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Girls Inc. responds and adapts to the changing needs of girls and their communities. Girls who stay in our programs over time, are empowered to reach their full potential and to understand, value, and assert their rights. Our programs focuses on three areas:

  • Strong/Healthy Living

Makes healthy choices - Manages reproductive health - Has healthy relationships - Has sound body image

  • Smart/Academic Enrichment and Support

Motivated to achieveImproved academic performance - Graduates from high school and has post-secondary education - Sets & achieves personal, educational and career goals

  • Bold/Independent/Life Skills

Uses own voice & advocates for others - Is resilient - Has resistance skillsAbility to regulate emotion - Knowledge of life skills application

Girls Inc Bill of Rights
 
  • Girls have the right to be themselves and to resist gender stereotypes.

 

  • Girls have the right to express themselves with originality and enthusiasm.

 

  • Girls have the right to take risks, to strive freely, and to take pride in success.

 

  • Girls have the right to accept and appreciate their bodies.

 

  • Girls have the right to have confidence in themselves and to be safe in the world.

 

  • Girls have the right to prepare for interesting work and economic independence.