From Left to Right: Jessica, Joslyn, and Ayanna
Jessica is a 2nd grader at Phillips Academy where she loves take part in the Spanish and Art classes. When she isn't drawing or speaking Spanish at home she loves to cheer. Jessica enjoys cheering because she is able to jump, flip, and do back handsprings. This is Jessica's second year at Girls Inc. Her favorite part about Girls Inc. is playing basketball and volleyball in Sports Class.
Joslyn is a Kindergartner at EPIC Elementary School where her favorite subject is P.E. because they play basketball. For fun Joslyn likes to play tag, laugh, and talk with her friends. This is Joslyn's first year at Girls Inc., her favorite thing to do it help out Ms. Sydney and go to art class. When she grows up Joslyn would like to be a singer.
Ayanna is a 3rd grader at Oliver Elementary School. Ayanna says her favorite class is math because she loves to add. When she grows up, Ayanna wants to use her passion for math and science experiments to become a scientist. This is Ayanna's first year at Girls Inc. and her favorite thing to do is play basketball in Sports Class. When Ayanna isn't at Girls Inc. she likes to play video games and read.
April 24th, 2016 - Paint Pottery with Girls Inc. at Do It Yourself Crafts, Homewood
May 15th, 2016 - Eureka! Program Registration DEADLINE
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 2015, 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.
6th Annual Cajun Cook-off Raised over $100,000 Thank you for helping Girls Inc. of Central Alabama raise over $100,000 at our 6th annual Cajun Cook-off! Over 1,100 people came through the gates to try out Cajun food prepared by over 20 teams, dance to the Swamp Poppas, bid on fabulous silent auction items, see our girls perform, and watch kids have a blast in the Kids' Zone.
Crestwood Center Now Registering for Summer Program
The Crestwood Center is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Program. The Summer Program will take place May 31-July 29, 2016 (closed July 4-8), 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 2016. Activities include summer learning loss, field trips, swimming, health education, creative writing, sports, and much more! Please contact Mary Mullins, Center Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-599-5555 for more information.
Girls Inc. Walker County Center Now Registering for Summer Program
*sponsored in part by Walker Area Community Foundation
The Walker County Center is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Program. The Summer Program will take place June 6-July 22, 2016 (closed July 4-8), 8AM- 5PM weekdays and will cost $225 for new members ($25 membership fee and $200 program fee) and $200.00 for current members if the $25 membership fee has already been paid for 2016. Activities include summer learning loss, field trips, swimming, health education, creative writing, sports, and much more! Please contact Angela Eakins, Center Director, at email@example.com or 205-599-5545 for more information.
Eureka! Teen Achievement Program Registration
The Eureka! Teen Achievement Program is a four week summer day camp for rising 7th and 8th graders. The camp runs from June 24th-July 26th (8am-5pm) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Business and Engineering Complex. This is a STEM based program that offers hands-on projects, adventure sports, field trips, college tours, and exposure to academic disciples/STEM careers. The cost is $325 which covers the annual membership fee and program participation. Annual activities include monthly STEM and personal development sessions. Space is limited! Contact Jasmine Shaw at 599-5548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ACT & College Preparation Courses
The Teen Leadership Program of Girls Inc. of Central Alabama will host two one week ACT & College Preparation Courses for high school girls, 10th-12th grade. Students will explore test taking skills critical to achieving higher ACT scores, set goals for desired scores, complete ACT practice tests, and analyze areas of strength and needs for improvement.
Course dates are as follows: June 13th-17th at Samford University and June 20th-23rd & 27th at Lawson State Community College, Bessemer Campus.
There will be a two week ACT & College Preparation Course for girls in Walker County. That course will be June 6th-17th at Bevill State Community College, Jasper Campus.
For more information or to register, contact Angela Eakins at 205-599-5545 or email@example.com.
Girls Inc. is hiring!!!
We have a few great job opportunities. We would love to have you on our team! Please click here to learn more about our postings.
- 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.