Iyanna is a freshman at Huffman High School and has been attending Girls Inc. for three years. Iyanna joined our step team where she had to learn precision, coordination, and rhythm. At our summer production held at the Carver Theatre, her performance was phenomenal! During our afterschool program, Iyanna is always willing to take the lead. She attends all classes and participates in all after-school activities. She is loved by the instructors, the girls and all who know her. Iyanna loves school and her favorite subjects are art and math.
Sept. 14 – Mother/Daughter Event
Sept. 28 – Dove Workshop
Oct. 12 - Mother/Daughter Event
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 2013, Girls Inc. of Central Alabama services were delivered to more than 9,000 Birmingham area youth. 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.
The Board of Directors and Junior Board will host our annual Cajun Cook-off for Girls Inc. on April 12 from 11am-3pm at Linn Park. The event will feature taste-testing of various Cajun cuisines, live music from The Swamp Poppas and fun activities for kids. We are currently seeking teams to participate in the competition and corporate sponsors to support the event. For more information please visit www.bhamcajuncookoff.com.
Girls InCharge is a special program that provides exposure to role models and experiences critical to encouraging girls to consider the possibility of entrepreneurship as a career path. Girls InCharge is designed for teens and aims to fine tune leadership and entrepreneurship skills. The workshops are for girls in grades 6-8 and are facilitated by four high school teens who attended a Leadership Summit this summer.
Click the links listed below to register (students only need to attend one session):
The Girls Inc. Crestwood Center is now registering for our Spring Break and Summer Programs. The Spring Break Program will take place March 24th–28th from 7AM until 6PM daily and will cost $100 for new members ($25 membership fee and $75 program fee) and $75 for current members. The Summer Program will take place June 2nd - August 1st 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 2014. Click here for more information on the programs and activities.
DID YOU KNOW…
- 1 in 3 adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence?
- About 72% of eight and ninth graders are “dating”?
- 1 in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped, or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend?
- Violent relationships in adolescence can have serious ramifications by putting the victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior and further domestic violence?
For more information on talking to your daughter about teen dating violence, please visit these websites:
Love is Respect: “Help Your Child”
CBS News 48 Hours: Teen Dating Violence Resources for Teens & Parents
California Attorney General’s Of?ce: Crime and Violence Prevention Center
To schedule teen dating violence classes at your school, church or other location, please contact Julean Kirkpatrick at 205-599-5554 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.