India is in the 6th grade at Huffman Middle School and has attended Girls Inc. Crestwood Center for one year. Her favorite thing about Girls Inc. is the instructors: "They are different than the teachers at my school, so it makes learning new things easier." India loves to read and History is her favorite subject in school. She wants to be a musician when she grows up.
May 9, 2015 - Kendra Gives Back
At Girls Inc., we strive to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We help girls reach their fullest potential by providing gender-specific, age-appropriate programming that teaches life skills and promotes healthy life choices. The Girls Inc. organization has been named one of the Top Five Youth Serving Nonprofits by Philanthropedia, a Guidestar publication.
In 2014, Girls Inc. of Central Alabama services were delivered to more than 4,600 Birmingham area girls. Our research-based programs focus on health and wellness, economic literacy, and career preparedness. We recognize that the climate for girls is always changing and we pursue programs that address the greatest needs for school-age girls in our community. We are committed to effectiveness measurement and collaboration in order to provide valuable services to as many girls as possible.
Girls Inc. Walker County Summer Program Now Registering
The Walker County Summer Program will take place June 1-July 17, 2015 from 8AM-5PM weekdays in the Memorial Park School, 800 10th Ave., Jasper. Activities include summer learning, swimming, field trips, arts & crafts, and much more! Onsite Early Registration will be held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday in March, April & May from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Total cost is $225.00. Call Christye Medlock at 205-370-5065 or Angela Eakins at 205-599-5545 for more information.
Eureka! Teen Achievement Summer Camp Now Registering
Girls Inc. of Central Alabama is now accepting applications for our Eureka! Summer Camp! The 2015 summer camp dates are July 6-31, 2015 weekdays from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and is open to girls entering the 8th grade. The camp will be held on the campus of UAB in the Business and Engineering Complex. Daily activities include hands-on lessons led by experienced instructors and faculty from the School of Engineering. Participants also enjoy field trips and physical activity through both traditional and non-traditional adventure sports activities, such as rock climbing and hiking! For more information, please email email@example.com or call 205-599-5548.
The Crestwood Center is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Summer Program. The Summer Program will take place June 1st – July 31st from 7AM- 6PM weekdays and will cost $525 for new members ($25 membership fee and $500 program fee) and $500.00 for current members if the $25 membership fee has already been paid for 2015. Activities include summer learning loss, field trips, swimming, health education, creative writing, sports, and much more! Please contact El'Vira Parks, Center Director here or 205-599-5555 for more information.
- 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.