Inspiring all girls
to be strong, smart, and bold
May 18-22
Girls Inc. Weekly Programming
See You this Wednesday for the
Girls Inc. Car Parade!
On Wednesday, May 20 from 5:00-6:30 PM, pack the family in the car and come drive through the Goleta Valley Center parking lot to say hello to your Girls Inc. mentors and friends!

We will be there - with masks on - lined up with signs and smiles to greet you.

Send any questions to .
Next Week: Summer Camp Announcement
Our program team has been working hard behind the scenes to create a safe and fun modified summer camp experience. We're making a few final tweaks and will announce program details next week. Be sure to check your program email!
Connect with Girls Inc. Mentors and Friends on Zoom
Featuring a special surprise guest each week!
3:00-3:30 PM

Tuesdays with Marisol

Thursdays with
Grades 1-3
3:30-4:30 PM

Tuesdays with Jennifer

Thursdays with
Grades 4-6
4:30-5:30 PM

Tuesdays with Suzette

Thursdays with
Stephanie L.
How to register for the Zoom calls:
  • For security purposes, please register for your Zoom call no later than noon on the day of your call.
  • To register, click on the Zoom link above for the corresponding grade and center. You will be asked to enter your name and email and then you will receive a link with password to get in - it's quick and easy!
  • You only have to register once.

If you are in our Teen Program (grades 7-12) please email Brenda for Zoom schedule and programming information.
Being STRONG means feeding our bodies healthy food and moving our bodies everyday to stay healthy and happy, and safe.
Strong Bodies = Strong Minds!
Coach Drew's Water Cup Challenge
Are you looking for a fun challenge to do outside? Coach Drew shares a fun challenge that helps you work your core muscles and focus on body awareness. Start by laying down on the ground, place the cup of water on your forehead, and try to stand up. How many tries does it take you to get all the way up without spilling the water? What muscle group do you feel working the most in this exercise? What other fun challenges would you like to see to keep your body STRONG ?

Learn How to Cartwheel with Coach Amy
How many of you STRONG girls LOVE to cartwheel? At Girls Inc. we love our cartwheels and in this video Coach Amy breaks down the different components of a cartwheel to help you complete the most perfect, STRONG , cartwheel. Have fun practicing and we hope you share a video of your cartwheels with us!

Looking for more gymnastics to do at home? Join our Recreational Gymnastics Google Classroom! New workouts and videos are posted each week.
At Girls Inc. we are SMART , we share a love of learning and a curiosity for all things STEM. Don’t forget to use your scientific skills to make a hypothesis, record data, and share your results!
Erupting Volcanoes
Is there anything more fun that combining vinegar and baking soda and watching the chemical reaction bubble, fizz, and explode? Making volcanoes is always a girl favorite and here Jennifer teaches us about volcanoes and what causes them to erupt, as well as how we can make our own volcano eruption at home.

What ratio of baking soda to vinegar creates the biggest eruption? What combination makes the eruption last the longest?

Literacy is Fun!
Do you know what a homophone is? Homophones are words that sound the same but are usually spelled differently and have different meanings. In this video, Autumn reads "The Old Man and His Door" by Gary Soto, in which el viejo brings la puerta to a picnic instead of el puerco. They sound similar, but have very different meanings.

What funny sentences can you create using homophones?

Attention Families:  Cox has extended free Connect2Compete service, the company’s low-cost internet offer for families with a K-12 student at home, until July 15. Families can qualify for Connect2Compete by visiting .
Girls Inc. BOLD girls learn skills and behaviors that increase confidence and resilience, enabling them to set and achieve their goals and lead productive, independent, and fulfilling lives.
Grow Your Own Avocado Tree
Did you know you can sprout and avocado pit that will eventually turn into a new avocado tree? Stephanie shows us how to take an avocado pit and prepare it to sprout. After getting your pit ready make sure to check on it, add new water as needed, and keep track of its growth and changes.

Create a Gratitude Journal
Do you have a feeling that's visiting today? Can you open your door and invite it to play? In this video, Julia reads "Visiting Feelings" written by Lauren J. Rubenstein and illustrated by Shelly Hehenberger. After reading the book, Julia invites you to create a gratitude journal to help you process the feelings that are visiting you.

What are you grateful for today? How does it feel in your body when you think about gratitude?

If your situation permits, we invite you to give what you can to help us continue to offer FREE Girls Inc. virtual programming for all of our families during COVID-19. All amounts are needed and appreciated. Thank you for your support!
Help us improve our Zoom calls with girls and teens. What is preventing you from participating?
Technology issues / internet access
We don't know how to use Zoom
The time of day doesn't work for us
Connecting for us isn't a priority right now
Poll Results
Here's what you said...

Week 4: Which female leader inspires you?
50% - Michelle Obama
50% - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Week 5: Would you be willing to attend Girls Inc. summer camp in-person this summer?
16.7% - Yes
16.7 % - No
66.6% - Maybe - depends on protocols to ensure girl and staff safety
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