Zoe is in the first grade at Avondale Elementary School. Her favorite subject in school is Art, "because I get to paint, my favorite is finger painting". Zoe likes to play soccer and do gymnastics, and adds, "I have a trophy from both, and I can do a cartwheel and a bridge". She also likes to play at the park. When Zoe grows up, she wants to be a veterinarian, "because I like animals, specifically alligators and dogs". She would like to do research for animals to help them. This is Zoe's second year at Girls Inc. of Central Alabama. She likes to come to the Crestwood Center because she likes art and working on the computer. Her favorite moment from Girls Inc. is when she got to go to the roller skating rink. Zoe says, "Girls Inc. makes me happy, plus there are no boys".
January 23, 2016 - Teen Conference
March 5th, 2016 - Girls Engineering Conference
April 9, 2016 - 6th Annual Cajun Cook-off
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.
Girls Engineering Conference
The Girls Engineering Conference is a 100% FREE event for girls in 6th-8th grade who are interested in science and engineering. This event will be held at the Alabama Power Corporate Headquarters on Saturday March 5th from 9am-3pm and is a joint project between Girls Inc. of Central Alabama, Alabama Power Company, and iCan: Girls in Engineering. Students will spend the day with female engineers from Alabama Power Company engaging in exciting, hands-on workshops to learn about and apply concepts from various fields of the engineering discipline. The event will include a fun engineering design challenge! Sessions available for parents will include valuable information and resources pertaining to educational and personal development for their daughters. . Each student must be accompanied by one parent or guardian for the duration of the event. To attend, click here
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
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.
Girls Inc. is hiring!!!
Are you an enthusiastic, engaging teacher with a passion to inspire the minds of young girls? We are searching for qualified individuals to develop and implement age appropriate activities in reading, literacy, math, health sciences and media related areas for girls ages 6-18 in an informal afterschool educational setting. Please click here to learn more about our postings.
Strong, Smart Bold Teen Conference
The Strong, Smart and Bold Teen Conference will be held on Saturday, January 23 from 9am-2pm at Birmingham-Southern College. The event is free* for young women in 9th through 12th grade. Participants will attend a series of workshops that will provide the knowledge needed to make healthy and responsible choices and will empower them to strive for their goals. In addition to the workshops, attendees will also receive lunch and a swag bag filled with items and information to take home. Please click here to register for the conference. Contact Quiwintre Frye at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-599-5548 with questions. Space is limited. *A $20 registration fee is required; however, this fee will be returned to participants upon completion of the conference in the form of a gift card.
- 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.