Girls Inc. in 2018

Janet Michels Girls Inc. Board of Directors, President & Chair When a new year begins, it’s a time to think big, start fresh and aim high! I have the honor of assuming the Board Chair role for a two year assignment and am so excited at the potential for Girls Inc. of Orange County. A successful non-profit has three main

STEM for Girls and The Boeing Foundation

11/8/17 by Laurie Goodman Did you know? A report by America's Edge revealed that by 2018, 9 out of 10 STEM jobs will require postsecondary degrees and 7 out of 10 will require bachelor's degrees. Employers may have difficulty filling these jobs. Six years ago, California ranked 14th in the nation in degrees awarded in science and engineering. Today, California

Doc Squad

10/10/17 by Laurie Goodman Did you know? One in three girls does not feel she has the opportunity for open discussion in her classes. Fifty-five percent believe that they are expected to speak softly and not cause trouble. (According to a national study conducted by Girls Inc., “The Supergirl Dilemma”) An 11th grade, Girls Inc. member said, “We receive pressure

Externship Program

9/19/17 Laurie Goodman Marian Wright Edelman once said, “You can’t be what you can’t see.” At Girls Inc. each summer a group of 40 to 50 high school girls goes into some of Orange County’s premiere corporations and organizations to “see what they could be”. Before heading out to her “on the job experience” each girl receives at least 70

Girls Inc. Teaches Girls Action for Safety

By Crystal Wong, Girls Inc. Intern “STOP. LEAVE ME ALONE. GO AWAY. AHHH!” A small group of five elementary school girls scream at the top of their lungs and run around the grassy lawn before eventually collapsing onto the ground in a fit of giggles. For the most part, these three phrases are often associated with danger. But with Girls

2017 Girls’ Conference

by Zarina Yunis, Girls Inc. Member, 9th grade My involvement with Girls Inc. OC started this Spring at the 5th Annual Girls Conference Orange County held at UC Irvine. Together with UC Irvine’s CARE office, Girls Inc. OC hosted a day-long conference full of workshops, speakers, and activities encouraging girls to become today and tomorrow’s leaders. Girls had access to

College Bound

By Laurie Goodman Girls Inc. Grant Writer and College Bound Volunteer Lately, there has been a lot of talk about equity. At Girls Inc. our vision as an organization is "Empowered Girls in an Equitable Society". This is a huge goal, so how do we accomplish this? I think one of the most important factors in a girl’s future is