Elementary Programs

SUMMER PROGRAM: YESS Entrepreneurship Academy

YESS —  Where Girls Mean Business!  Welcome to YESS Entrepreneurship Academy! The Youth Empowerment and Self Sufficiency Program has been one of the most popular summer programs for over 15 years. Girls learn leadership, economic literacy, and business skills by creating their own mini-society and opening up their own businesses! Their companies elect directors, form a business plan, develop products and marketing, determine profit margins and customer service strategies. The program concludes with an open house where supporters from the community shop for their products and services. Join us on the campus of Chapman University to become a strong, smart, bold entrepreneur!

YESS Entrepreneurship Academy 2018 is open to current 3rd – 5th grade girls and will run from July 9th – August 3rd, 2018. For questions about YESS Entrepreneurship Academy, please contact Kelli McIntosh, Elementary Program Manager, at kmcintosh@girlsinc-oc.org or (714) 597-8611.



Girls Inc. offers structured programs at select Elementary Schools across the county. Nationally and locally developed programs are designed to equip girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate social and mass-media influences; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering and math. Elective programs also offered at the Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living and the Costa Mesa Family Resource Center and include: creative, culinary & fine arts; character and leadership development; literacy; community awareness and more.

In addition to programs for girls, we offer family enrichment workshops, family fun nights, and additional resources to help build strong families and to promote involvement of parents/guardians in all aspects of their girls’ lives.

For more information on how to bring Girls Inc. programs to your school, please contact Kelli McIntosh, Elementary Program Manager, at kmcintosh@girlsinc-oc.org or (714) 597-8611.

Due to unforeseen circumstances Girls Inc. of Orange County staff do not have any access to their Girls Inc. email or work phone lines. The main phone and fax lines for the office are also not working.

For immediate contact information
until the email and phone systems are restored please use:

Lucy Santana:
949-420-9426 | lsantana.girlsincoc@gmail.com

Orleda Azevedo:
614-768-2929 | azevedo.girlsincoc@gmail.com

Marisol Felix:
562-646-6274 | mfelix.girlsincoc@gmail.com

Jessica Hubbard:
305-697-6311 | jhubbard.girlsincoc@gmail.com

Kimber Simons:
802-587-2929 | kimbers.girlsincoc@gmail.com

Dennis Williams:
281-716-5427 | dwilliams.girlsincoc@gmail.com

Kelli McIntosh:
657-215-1053 | kmcintosh.girlsincoc@gmail.com

Kathya Torrejon:
714-794-2357 | ktorrejon.girlsincoc@gmail.com

Stephanie Mendoza:
530-436-5886 | smendoza.girlsincoc@gmail.com

Beth Payne:
857-626-2714 | bpayne.girlsincoc@gmail.com

Martha Rangel:
530-430-7531 | mrangel.girlsincoc@gmail.com

Jessica Ross:
508-622-5507 | jross.girlsincoc@gmail.com

Olivia Jaffe-Pachuilo:
562-444-5316 | ojpachuilo.girlsincoc@gmail.com

Mariah Murga:
985-509-7489 | mmurga.girlsincoc@gmail.com