Girls Inc. of Orange County positively changes the lives of 4,000 girls, kindergarten to 18 years old, each year by providing year-round holistic, compensatory, and intentional programming focusing on STEM, financial literacy, sound body image, healthy relationships, and college and career readiness.
Girls Inc. of Orange County has been a respected member of the non-profit community since 1954. The mission of Girls Inc. is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We put our mission into practice through the Girls Inc. experience that equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults. Health, education and independence are the three main areas that surround our program curricula.
Mission: Inspiring all girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold
Vision: Powerful girls in an equitable society
We are an affiliate of the Girls Inc. national organization, the nation’s leading research and evaluation organization on issues pertaining to girls and young women. We work with girls kindergarten through high school with proven “girl-focused” programs. We offer programs in partnership with school districts serving elementary, middle and high school sites, in conjunction with other youth serving organizations, at family resource centers, college campuses, and at our Girls Inc. center in Costa Mesa. In 2017, we served 4,000 girls. However, for every girl we reached this past year, there are 50 more waiting in Orange County. With the community’s assistance and support, our numbers can continue to grow.
As the oldest girl-centered organization in the U.S., Girls Inc. has been transforming girls’ views of themselves and their opportunities for generations. Girls Inc. of Orange County is much more than an after-school program – we are the place and have the people that help girls succeed.
The organization provides programs in communities throughout Orange County, with priority given to those areas where the need is greatest. We offer girls elementary and teen after-school and summer programs designed to:
- Improve Self-Esteem
- Boost Grades
- Prepare For Higher Education
- Become Active In Their Communities
- Explore Science, Math, and Technology
- Become Economically Independent Women
Girls Inc. of Orange County, its staff and board of directors are committed to helping girls develop the values and skills they need to become confident, productive and responsible adults.