Inspiring all girls
to be strong, smart, and bold



OCTOBER 2017
WITH YOU IN HER CORNER...SHE WILL SUCCEED.
16th Annual Celebration Luncheon Highlights
the Power of One to
Educate & Empower Girls
" The work of organizations like Girls Inc. prove day in and day out evidence-based interventions work...when you educate girls about their right to safety, rates of violence plummet. "
Lisa Shannon,
Guest Speaker & International Women's Rights Activist and Co-founder and President of Everywoman Everywhere
Girls Inc. Receives $150,000 Challenge Grant for Critical Needs
A California-based foundation has awarded Girls Inc.of Greater Santa Barbara a two-year, $150,000 matching grant - $75,000 each year in 2017 and 2018 - to address critical infrastructure needs including outdated technology, an aging van fleet, and security upgrades at the centers. Donations of all sizes are needed and welcomed to help us meet this year's matching goal. Contact CEO Barbara Ben-Horin at 805-963-4757 to learn more about our critical needs and how your donation can go twice as far.
Did You Know...?
  • You can now make your financial contributions to Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara directly through our Facebook page. (And don't forget to like our page @girlsincsb!)
STRONG, SMART, AND BOLD IN ACTION
STRONG Is... Running Your First 10K and 5K race!
Over 20 Girls Inc. girls participated in the She.Is.Beautiful run on September 23rd. Girls also made inspirational signs for the racers at the finish line. It was the first race for most of the girls, who have been training since summer.

Thank you to the Girls Inc. Running Club for getting the girls ready mentally and physically for this amazing race. And a special thanks to our amazing facilitators for running alongside the girls and modeling what STRONG looks like!

Proceeds from the race benefit Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara.
Building Trust and Leadership at the Teen Center
Economic Literacy, Body+Mind, and Informed & In Charge (Healthy Sexuality) are a few of the Girls Inc. research-based programs that teens will participate in after-school this fall at the Goleta Valley Teen Center.

Learn more about Teen Center Director Maraika Danisch ( photo: front row-center ) and the vision for the Center.
October 11th is International Day of the Girl
This October 11th-15th Girls Inc. is excited to celebrate “ The Power of an Educated Girl ,” as this year's focus for International Day of the Girl.

Our focus is on the importance of providing comprehensive sexual education to girls, drawing from our Healthy Sexuality programming. Engage with us on social media to champion a girl’s right to make informed, responsible decisions about her sexual health and wellbeing. #EmpowerHer #HerSexuality #InternationalDayoftheGirl
THANK YOU 2017 CELEBRATION LUNCHEON SPONSORS
Thank you to the following individuals, corporations, and businesses for making our 2017 Celebration Luncheon a Success!

VISIONARY - $5,000
Margo Barbakow, Marcia and John Cohen, Diane McQuarie, Bui and Herbert Simon, Verizon, Wells Fargo The Private Bank, Women Connect4Good

LEADER - $2,500
Perri Harcourt, Connie Pearcy, Christi R. Sulzbach

ADVOCATE - $1,250
Sue Bickett, CenCal Health, Stina Hans and Joel Kreiner, Judy Hopkinson, Montecito Bank & Trust, The Mosher Foundation, Santa Barbara Public Market, SBCC Foundation, Maryan Schall, The Towbes Group, UCSB Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Stephanie Wilson, Carolyn Wyatt, Merryl and Chuck Zegar,
Diane and Steve Zipperstein
A complete list of event sponsors is available on our website .
Special thanks to the Santa Barbara Independent and the SBCC Foundation
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