by Laurie Goodman and Olivia Haagenson What were Girls Inc. girls up to this summer? Eureka! girls were learning to engineer a chair out of paper, code a robot to go through an obstacle course, and analyze a crime scene to name just a few. Each July, Girls Inc. girls gather on a college campus for four weeks to
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by Laurie Goodman On June 27th, 85 excited teen girls boarded buses to attend one of the highlights of the Externship Program, Macy’s Day at South Coast Plaza. Macy’s welcomed Girls Inc. Externs into the store for a day of shopping, mentoring, workshops, and lunch. Macy’s is there for families during significant life milestones such as weddings, graduations and all
By: Zarina Yunis Girls Inc. OC continually provides opportunities to motivate girls to pursue their field of interest and help them believe that they are smart, strong, and bold young women. This year, Girls Inc. held five STEM-related workshops at Google, DPR Construction, Payoff, Arbonne, and Column Five. As a participant in each workshop, I learned about careers in various
Metzli with Senator Elizabeth Warren by Jessica Ross, Externship Coordinator This year Metzli Reyes, one of our Girls Inc. of Orange County participants from Anaheim High School, was selected by Girls Inc. National as 1 of 10 girls to join the Girls Action Network (GAN). There were over 50 applicants from affiliates all over the United States,
By: Zarina Yunis Startled by the alarming increase in homelessness in the past year, 12 Latina girls from San Fernando High School have taken it upon themselves to search for ways to help the homeless. These students are a part of a program called DIY Girls, which “empowers girls to be confident makers and creators of technology,” according to
By: Laurie Goodman How do we inspire and empower the next generation of women pioneers? One way is to ensure that today’s girls know about the trailblazers who went before them to achieve great things. By looking back and learning about the women who have shaped our past and present, we can inspire future leaders. The first female pilot for
by Laurie Goodman In May, The Girls Inc. national network is taking a moment to champion the mental health of girls. Girls today face a broad range of mental, social, and emotional health challenges stemming from the pressure to please and succeed, the effects of media, prejudices and inequality, and violence. Unfortunately, the growing movement to fight sexual harassment
by Laurie Goodman Nationally, Girls Inc. is the oldest girl-serving organization in the nation, dating back to the industrial revolution. Locally, for over 60 years, Girls Inc. has been inspiring girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold. In 1955, Mrs. Clifford Lewis, President of Harbor Girl’s Club said that “The organization started with nothing and moved three times in six
By Zarina Yunis (Girls Inc. member) A large group of Girls Inc. Orange County members came out to participate and let their voices be heard at the second annual Women’s March, which was held in Santa Ana on Jan. 20. Around the country, the Women’s March served as an opportunity to come together with other women to stand up
12/8/17 by Laurie Goodman Literacy Lab Family Night Did You Know: Half of all low-income fourth-graders score below basic level on a national literacy assessment. Additionally, children living in poverty who can’t read at grade level by the end of third grade are 13 times less likely to graduate from high school on time. These statistics tell us that without