Girls Inc. of Bristol is an affiliate of the national Girls Inc. organization. Serving girls ages 5-18, we focus on providing a safe and encouraging space where all girls can grow to be happy, healthy, and independent young women.
Girls Inc. develops research-based informal education programs that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual and emotional challenges. Major programs address math and science education, pregnancy and drug abuse prevention, media literacy, economic literacy, adolescent health, violence prevention, and sports participation.
THREE ELEMENTS ARE CRITICAL TO SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES:
Trained staff and volunteers who build lasting, mentoring relationships. Our staff take the time to engage with families, encourage girls to pursue leadership positions, and serve as role models.
Girls-only, physically and emotionally safe; where there is a sisterhood of support, high expectations, and mutual respect.
Research-based, hands-on and minds-on, age-appropriate, meeting the needs of today’s girls. Our trained staff develop locally-focused programs that ensure girls are exposed to new experiences.
96% of Girls Inc. girls feel pregnancy would interfere with their schoolwork.
Girls increase their understanding of health issues affecting them, their families, and their communities. They develop the motivation and practical skills to take charge of their health today and throughout their lives.
Through Healthy Living programming girls:
Increase their level of physical activity and view their bodies more positively.
Academic Enrichment and Support
89% of Girls inc. girls find science or math interesting.
Girls participate in program activities and experiences that expand upon and support their school-based learning and engagement, and provide the assistance and guidance that may not be present at home.
Through Academic Enrichment and Support girls:
Improve their outlook and performance in school.
Life skills instruction
92% of Girls Inc. teens say they can use what they know to solve “real-life” problems in their communities.
Girls participate in program activities and experiences that build the learning, skills, and behaviors that increase confidence and resilience, enabling them to set and achieve their goals and lead productive, independent, and fulfilling lives.
With Life Skills Instruction girls:
Improve their self and emotional control.