Strong. Smart. Bold.
These three small words ignited a movement over 100 years ago to educate girls and prepare them to be self-sufficient and successful women.
Today, Girls Inc. is a leading youth development organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. Research-based curricula, delivered by trained, mentoring professionals in a positive all-girl environment equip girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Across the United States and Canada there are over 80 affiliate Girls Inc. organizations that are changing the lives of the girls in their communities. Here in the Big Apple, Girls Inc. of New York City (GINYC) alone reaches over 3,000 girls at 15 sites across the five boroughs.
This month in honor of Women’s History month GINYC has teamed up with eight amazing partners to inspire women to be strong, smart, and bold too! All month long we have been raffling off amazing prizes on our newly updated Facebook page to raise awareness about what we do while giving our supporters the chance to win prizes that will leave them stronger, smarter, and bolder than ever before!
Girls Inc. of New York City encourages girls to be physically active and healthy by participating in both traditional and nontraditional sports. In our Sporting Chance programs girls build a foundation for enjoying physical activities and adventure throughout their lives like our track team whose motto is “Prepared, Positive, Committed.” These three simple words provide the foundation for the girls as they build confidence through running and leadership.
To encourage women to unleash their STRONG we raffled off free gym passes to New York Sports Club, a self-defense class from Female Awareness, and a Sole Sisterhood premium running t-Shirt from Run Girl Run.
Girls Inc. of New York City believes girls have the right to prepare for interesting work and economic independence! From coding their own websites to investing in the stock market and starting their own businesses like Tyra, one of our 6th grade students who makes unique gifts and favors out of duct tape, we put girls on track for successful careers.
To encourage women to unleash their SMART we raffled off prizes to inspire women to find their inner entrepreneur like 3 months off Prosite.com where you can create and customize your own personal creative portfolio website, an art deco inspired necklace from women-run and owned online jewelry boutique Peppermint Chic, and original duct tape flowers pen’s from Tyra’s DT Arrangements.
Girls Inc. of New York City knows a community of support goes a long way!
To encourage women to unleash their BOLD we are raffling off a number of prizes to our supporters this week to connect with us more deeply like a Girls Inc. of New York City tote bag and mug, free download of our anthem I AM ME (Strong, Smart, & Bold) and new dance remix by DJ Franchella, and two free tickets to a Girls Inc. of NYC wine tasting event at Moore Brothers Wine Company where you can mix and mingle with our Junior Board to learn more about what we do while you enjoy delicious wines.
It’s not too late to enter to win! Just visit us on Facebook to enter our BOLD sweepstakes and while you’re there take a minute to be inspired by our amazing programs and girls.
We know that advancing the rights of women and girls is a job that we cannot do alone and are forever thankful for each and every person who becomes part of our community by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, or signing up for our newsletter. These small but important actions go a long way to helping us inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
Together we know that we will create a world where every woman and girl can unleash her strong, smart, bold every day!
Photo via Girls Inc of New York City.