Inspiring all girls to be
strong, smart, and bold

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin recently renewed their commitment to Girls Inc. nationally with grants going to 15 Girls Inc. affiliates, including $26,000 to Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey. Lockheed Martin has supported our organization's STEM initiatives for five years through their sponsored program, Creating the Future. The program enables Girls Inc. girls ages 9 through 12 to work alongside Lockheed Martin volunteers as they participate in hands-on activities where they explore, ask questions, persist, and solve problems. This program provides girls the opportunity to view STEM careers as exciting and filled with new possibilities. Lockheed Martin is fostering our girls' passion for STEM and making a difference for the future of the field!  

How will you make
a difference?

$50 Sends 10 girls to a Career Exploration Day in fields like construction, graphic design, financial management, and engineering

$100 Purchases books for 10 girls participating in our Literacy Initiative

$250 Allows two girls to get hands-on STEM experience in our new robotics program for one semester

$500 Sends five girls to a week of Girls Inc. summer camp
Plus, during this month of gratitude your gift makes twice the impact when the Girls Inc. staff match all gifts
dollar-for-dollar up to $2,000 !
Thank you, WICT!
On December 7, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) of Greater Philadelphia held their annual Holiday Tea. The event featured guest speaker Hillary Rea, the founder of Tell Me A Story. Girls Inc.'s Executive Director Dena Herrin and Director of Programs & Community Engagement Natasha Andrews joined the celebration and gratefully accepted the generous $10,000 donation from the annual WICT Philly Gives Back event on November 7. Thank you, WICT for your six years of support!
On November 15, 50 girls were invited by the City of Philadelphia's Office of Public Engagement to a pre-screening of the movie "Wonder" at the Ritz Theater. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney kicked off the evening to encourage the girls to take the lessons of "Wonder" to heart and always #ChooseKind. Later this month, our girls will participate in a #ChooseKind program with kits donated by the City of Philadelphia.
Celebrating 10 Years with the Black Doll Affair
On December 2, 50 girls ages 6 to 10 gathered at Girls Inc. for the 10th anniversary Black Doll Affair tea party. Founded in 2007, Dana Hill created the philanthropic organization and movement for black girls and women to re-establish their self-esteem, self-image and worth. The movement is a solution to the infamous "Doll Tests" from the documentary A Girl Like Me where black children associated black dolls with being “bad” and “ugly”. The Black Doll Affair is not about the color of your skin, but loving the color of your skin.

The girls loved dressing up, working on craft projects, and learning about self-esteem and empowerment from The Black Doll Affair's Philadelphia representative Lataraini Carter Busch.

The 16th Annual
Strong, Smart, and Bold Breakfast
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
The Union League of Philadelphia
"Participating in Girls, Inc. has given me life-changing opportunities. I was invited to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women’s Summit, where I had the privilege of meeting many spectacular women, including First Lady Michelle Obama. I shadowed a congresswomen, and was invited to sit in an actual hearing, as well as be in meetings on the importance of education.I served as a mentor to elementary school girls in our STEM GEMS program which engages girls with Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics. As a Girls Inc. Ambassador, I have had the opportunity to grow, excel and shine."

-Caelyn, Girls Inc. Alumna and Freshman at
Philadelphia University + Jefferson University