Girls Incorporated of Sioux City

Girls Inc of Sioux City

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The Girls Inc. Difference


The Girls Inc. Difference

Today, girls continue to encounter significant obstacles to their well-being and success. Nationally, 1 in 4 girls will not finish high school • 78% of girls are unhappy with their bodies by age 17
• 30% of girls will be pregnant before age 20
• 1 in 5 girls will be a victim of childhood sexual abuse

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Girls Inc. meets these challenges by helping girls explore and celebrate their strengths, their voices, who they are today, and who they will become.

Girls Inc. equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Girls build confidence and embrace positive decision-making to take charge of their health and wellbeing, and achieve academic, personal and career goals.

Girls grow up strong (healthy).

Girls Inc. teaches healthy living so girls are able to make informed decisions, resist peer pressure, avoid risky behaviors, and take charge of their health:

  • Girls develop assertiveness and refusal skills to avoid substance use and educate peers and younger girls on these issues.
  • Girls learn about their bodies and identify ways and reasons to avoid early pregnancy.
  • Girls learn media influences on self-perception.
  • Girls embrace sportsmanship, positive risk taking, and team building.
  • Girls build a holistic approach to stress management, nutrition, physical activity, and body image.

Girls grow up smart (educated).

Girls Inc. provides academic enrichment so girls increase their love of learning, improve performance in school, aspire to and plan for education beyond high school, and explore non-traditional careers:

  • Girls receive homework help and tutoring in support of classroom learning.
  • Girls boost literacy skills and take ownership of learning.
  • Girls develop enthusiasm for and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics(STEM) and view these fields as career options.
  • Girls prepare for college, including campus visits and experiences.
  • Girls explore job readiness and are introduced to diverse women professionals in various careers.

Girls grow up bold (independent).

Girls build life skills to set and achieve goals and increase resilience in the face of obstacles to live productive and fulfilling lives:

  • Girls learn to earn, save, and spend money with confidence and understand economic conceptsfrom the individual to global levels.
  • Girls build leadership skills and create lasting social change through community action projects.
  • Girls gain the skills and confidence to be future voters, candidates, and legislators with nonpartisancivic engagement activities.
  • Girls learn to avoid and address violence in their homes, relationships, and communities
  • Girls develop their voices and learn to positively advocate for themselves and others.

Girls Inc. empowers girls to succeed
and overcome challenges.

The Girls Inc. Experience consists of people, an environment, and programming that, together, empower girls to succeed.

  • The people are trained staff and volunteers who build lasting, mentoring relationships, and peers who share their drive and aspirations.

  • The environment is girls-only, physically and emotionally safe; there is a sisterhood of support, high expectations, and respect.

  • The research-based programming is hands-on, minds-on, and meets the needs of today’s girls to provide the age-appropriate information and knowledge so girls make decisions leading to healthy lives; succeed academically; and develop life skills to prepare for adulthood.