June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month
Youth who identify as LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) or who are exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity need to know that Girls Inc. is a safe space where they can be themselves and not worry about experiencing hurtful treatment from others. Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey will always strive to be inclusive so that young people are able to express who they are without fear of judgement.
Join Eureka!
Is there a young girl in your life that is interested in STEM? The Eureka! program is a five-year STEM based program for rising 8th-10th grade girls that includes career exploration, summer camp at Drexel, and more!

Email program facilitator Niah Lombo nlombo@girlsincpa-nj.org to get started.
Free HYPE Summer Camp for K-4th Graders
Email Cherie cblanck@girlsincpa-nj.org or Diaka dthiam@girlsincpa-nj.org to register your child.
Ambassadors Club combats period poverty in our community
Our Ambassadors Club wrapped up their Period Poverty advocacy project last month! During the past few months the high schoolers planned, advertised, collected donations, and created info packets for over 300 period kits to be distributed to the local community. Ambassador Ganiah says, "We wanted to do something impactful for the community. We tend to think everyone has everything they need for their period but that isn't always the case ... I feel proud of this project and my peers!"
Registration now open for Sisters in STEM Summer Camp
Sisters in STEM inspires girls to have fun while exploring coding, engineering, and technology. 5th-8th grade girls can attend this one-week virtual camp and participate in hands-on activities, learn about STEM careers, and engage in workshops focused on wellness, leadership, and self-care!

Register for Sisters in STEM Camp here, or email Niah nlombo@girlsincpa-nj.org or Jo jmaccollnicholson@girlsincpa-nj.org for more information. Girls will have the option to join either Week 1 (June 27 through July 1) or Week 2 (July 25 through July 29).
PA businesses can support Girls Inc. through NAP
The Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) is a Pennsylvania tax credit program to encourage businesses to invest in projects which improve distressed areas. By enabling businesses to help nonprofits meet funding challenges, NAP helps put communities on the right track to self-sufficiency. Learn more about how your business can earn a tax credit while supporting Girls Inc. here!
Girls Inc. staff awarded Valentine Foundation Grant
Last month, Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey was awarded a grant from the Valentine Foundation for the Fund for Visionary Leadership to support leadership development for women working to improve the lives of women and girls in our region's non-profit sector. Congratulations to our awardees Anna, Katie, India, and Bethany!
Anna Hamilton
Grants Coordinator
Katie Leung
Development & Marketing Coordinator
India Nixon-Lyon
Operations Coordinator
Bethany Stewart
Training & Partnership Development Coordinator
Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern NJ
1901 S. 9th St
Suite 602
Philadelphia, PA 19148
ph: 215-735-7775
fax: 215-764-5099